Connacht Tribune: NUIG wants to bring the native Irish honey bee back

"..The bee is a most underrated species; without it our food sources would disappear and we would starve and yet no native Irish honey bees survive in the wild, due to foreign viruses being brought in on imported bees. NUIG has joined forces with NIHBS (The Native Irish Honey Bee Society) to breed a strain that will be tolerant to the devastating Varroa Destructor parasite. ..."

Read more here: Connacht Tribune

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, 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 


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