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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



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  • 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.

Honey Bees in 360 Degrees

You can use the cursor to drag and drop the point of view of the camera around 

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the site's owners, their views or any products , the content shown is just provided for interest/entertainment.

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.

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What Do Honeybees Do in Winter?

Published on Oct 30, 2018

To survive the cold winter months, honeybees do something unusual... they hug.

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Some Newsletter Items To Look Out For...

  • The Beelines Newsletter for October 2021

     

     
    • Bee-ology corner, this month on
      Winter Bees
    • Report on the Zoom talk by
      David Evans
      on overwintering our bees
    • Annual General Meeting
      Tue Oct 19 2021
    • News from the land down under
      North Shore BKA

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for September 2021

     

    • A useful article on how to
      clear bees from supers
    • Bee-ology corner
      this month on what is actually in that tasty jar of honey
    • Upcoming event - A Zoom talk by
      David Evans 'The Apiarist'
    • education
      and recent exam successes

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for August 2021

     
    • Extracting
      your first honey
    • Late Summer
      varroa treatments
    • Details of upcoming
      events
    • Bee-ology corner
      on Laying Workers
    • A fun
      photo gallery

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for July 2021

     
    • Advice on
      'Queenless'
      Colonies
    • Some
      Tips and tricks
    • Confessions of a
      Master Beekeeper
    • An
      education update

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for June 2021

     
    • Association Apiary
      Update
    • An
      Education
      update
    • Bulk feed
      Order
    • Confessions of a
      Master Beekeeper

    See Newsletter

  • The Beelines Newsletter for May 2021

     
    • Spring Convention
      reports
    • The NSBee Market is
      open again
      Events
    • whats happening in
      our own apiaries
      .

    See Newsletter

   

  

 
 

At the North Shropshire BKA Apiary

The limited apiary sessions for the current season have now ended.

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