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At the NSBKA Apiary
The next apiary session will be on
Tuesday 13th August
we will attempt to put a notice here.
"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."
The Association runs a 'Taster in Beekeeping' course each year in the spring for people interested in taking their first steps with keeping bees.
Our annual programme consists of a diverse range of activities.
We attend a number of shows, such as the Shrewsbury Flower Show,
We maintain a list of volunteer members who offer swarm collection services.
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
How Do Honeybees Get Their Jobs? | National Geographic
Every honeybee has a job to do. Some are nurses who take care of the brood; some are janitors who clean the hive; others are foragers who gather pollen to make honey. Collectively, honeybees are able to achieve an incredible level of sophistication, especially considering their brains are only the size of sesame seeds. But how are these jobs divvied up, and where do bees learn the skills to execute them?
LASI Bee Research & Outreach
This video describes the research project "Dancing bees communicate a foraging preference for rural lands in High Level Agri-Environment Schemes" carried out by Margaret Couvillon, Roger Schürch and Francis Ratnieks at the Laboratory of Apiculture & Social Insects (LASI), University of Sussex, UK and published in the scientific journal Current Biology in May 2014.
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