Replicating scent caused by plant infection could encourage declining bees to pollinate crops, new research finds - Farming UK

"Cambridge University researchers have suggested that replicating a scent caused by plant infection could encourage declining bee populations to pollinate crops. The plant scientists have found that the cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) alters gene expression in the tomato plants it infects, causing changes to air-borne chemicals the scent emitted by the plants. ...."

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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