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  • Welcome to the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association

    Founded in 1945 as a fully affiliated member of the British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA).

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  • Want to know more?

    If you would like to find out more about the Association, please come along to one of our meetings (details from the Association Secretary) or contact the Membership Secretary..

    Learn more
  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



    Learn more

  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



    Learn more
  • Want to know more?

    If you would like to find out more about the Association, please come along to one of our meetings (details from the Association Secretary) or contact the Membership Secretary..

    Learn more

  • We strive to educate

    Through group meetings, practical out apiary events and educational support

    Learn more
  • The Association's apiary in North Shropshire

    The Association maintains an apiary at an organic farm in North Shropshire where members new and old can gain experience in handling bees.

    Learn more
  • The North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association

    Founded in 1945 as a fully affiliated member of the British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA).

    Learn more
  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



    Learn more
  • Want to know more?

    If you would like to find out more about the Association, please come along to one of our meetings (details from the Association Secretary) or contact the Membership Secretary..

    Learn more
  • Want to know more?

    If you would like to find out more about the Association, please come along to one of our meetings (details from the Association Secretary) or contact the Membership Secretary..

    Learn more
  • The Association's apiary in North Shropshire

    The Association maintains an apiary at an organic farm in North Shropshire. We hold regular meetings at the apiary during the summer.

    Learn more
  • The Association's apiary in North Shropshire

    The Association maintains an apiary at an organic farm in North Shropshire. We hold regular meetings at the apiary during the summer.

    Learn more
  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



    Learn more
  • Want to know more?

    If you would like to find out more about the Association, please come along to one of our meetings (details from the Association Secretary) or contact the Membership Secretary..

    Learn more
  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



    Learn more
  • Want to know more?

    If you would like to find out more about the Association, please come along to one of our meetings (details from the Association Secretary) or contact the Membership Secretary..

    Learn more
  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



    Learn more
  • Joining the North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association



    Learn more

"The aims of the Association are to encourage and develop the art and science of bee keeping through group meetings, practical out apiary events and educational support programmes in which members can participate and contribute."

Beekeeping Taster Course

The Association runs a 'Taster in Beekeeping' course for those interested in taking their first steps with keeping bees. 

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Our Activities

Our annual programme consists of a diverse range of activities.

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Shows and Competitions

We attend a number of shows, such as the Shrewsbury Flower Show,

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Swarm Collection

We maintain a list of volunteer members who offer swarm collection services.

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Honey Bee Removing Pollen From Leg

Published on Aug 27, 2021

New research from Georgia Tech's College of Engineering finds that honey bees have developed a way to transform pollen particles into a viscoelastic pellet which allows them to transport pollen efficiently, quickly, and reliably to their hive. They also remove pollen from their bodies at speeds 2-10 times slower than their typical grooming speeds..

* Inclusion here should not be understood to be any endorsement by the NSBKA of a website, the site's owners, their views or any products , the content shown is just provided for interest/entertainment.

A zoom presentation given in association with Detroit Hives; a 501c3 Non-profit Organization.

Honey Bees Make Honey ... and Bread? | Deep Look

Published on May 7, 2019

Honey bees make honey from nectar to fuel their flight – and our sweet tooth. But they also need pollen for protein. So they trap, brush and pack it into baskets on their legs to make a special food called bee bread.

* Inclusion here should not be understood to be any endorsement by the NSBKA of a website, the site's owners, their views or any products , the content shown is just provided for interest/entertainment.

   

Some Newsletter Items To Look Out For...

  • The Beelines Newsletter for July 2022

     
    • An article on the recent
      Bee Health Day
    • Forthcoming event
      Bucket to Jar
      17th July
    • Part 2 of the hobby urban beekeeper
      'Colin Jones's
      Diary
    • Bee-ology corner
      looking at varroa

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for June 2022

     
    • Bee-ology corner
      honey harvest time
    • Colin Jones's Diary
      - The hobby urban beekeeper
    • Final reminder for
      Bee Heath Day
    • The Association has bees for sale for
      Association members
      only

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for May 2022

     
    • Notice of
      out apiary
      vist to Pete Rawlinson’s
    • An article on the recent
      Queen rearing
      event
    • The next instalment of
      'Colin Jones's
      Diary
    • Bee-ology corner
      Hive Monitoring
      update.

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for April 2022

     

     
    • Bee-ology corner -
      A Mycelium Hive
      - Growing Your Own
    • Education
      an update and dates for your diary
    • The next instalment of
      'Colin Jones's
      Diary
    • Establishing and Growing a
      Bee Farming
      Business

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for March 2022

     

    • The Surrey sheild
      is awarded to the NSBKA
    • Bee-ology corner
      this month on spring inspections
    • Getting the best out of your Nucleus by
      Jim Vivian Grifffiths
    • education
      an update and diary dates

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for February 2022

     
    • A
      photo montage
      of the annual dinner and apiary tidy up day
    • A report on the recent talk from
      Celia Davis
    • Details of upcoming
      events
    • Bee-ology corner
      all about Nosema
    • The next instalment of
      Colin Jones's Diary

    See Newsletter

   

  

 
 

At the North Shropshire BKA Apiary

The apiary sessions for this season have begun.

Tuesday evenings
 Starting at 6:00pm aiming for a 7:30pm finish. Please bring your own clean bee-suit & boots. Disposable gloves are provided.

Normally if an apiary session has to be cancelled at short notice we will attempt to put a notice here.

 

Photos from previous NSBKA Photo Competitions...

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Weather at the Apiary - 7 Day Forecast

   


Pollen Identification Chart

Click here to go to the NSBKA Pollen Identification Chart  

North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association

For those members who are keen to learn more we have informal tutor groups and encourage correspondence courses for the BBKA modular exams. We also run courses from time to time on particular aspects of beekeeping such as Queen Rearing, Food Hygiene, and Microscopy courses which enable us to examine the anatomy of the bee and diagnose adult bee diseases.

 

 

   

Neighbouring Local Associations

http://www.oswestrybees.co.uk
http://www.southstaffsbeekeepers.com
http://www.ludlowbeekeepers.org.uk
http://www.herefordshirebeekeepers.org.uk
http://www.scbeekeepers.co.uk
http://www.cheshire-bka.co.uk
http://www.ncbk.org.uk/
 

 

   

Friends Around The World

http://northshorebeekeepersassociation.org.au
http://www.nsbeekeepers.ca
 

 

 

 
 


  

The Association's apiary in North Shropshire

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The Association maintains an apiary at an organic farm in North Shropshire. We hold regular meetings at the apiary during the summer, where members old and new can gain experience in handling bees.

Our Vision

visionWe encourage and develop
the art and science of bee keeping


visionWe strive to educate
Through group meetings, practical out apiary events and educational support 

NSBKA

The North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association - to encourage and develop the art and science of bee keeping