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Shropshire Beekeepers' Association

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The Shropshire Beekeepers' Association was founded in 1884 and re-created in its present form in 1924. It is one of four beekeeping associations that serve the county, the others being the Ludlow & District BKA, the North Shropshire BKA (meeting in and around Wem) and the Oswestry BKA

Our membership is drawn from all over the county (and indeed beyond). We have monthly meetings throughout the year - indoor from September to April and then out with the bees during the warmer months. Visitors are always welcome to attend an indoor meeting. There is a Beginners' course in Shrewsbury every year (currently booking for 2018) and we maintain a teaching apiary, which is the focus for practical activities. A News Bulletin keeps members up-to date with events.

There is a very wide range of experience among our members. Some may have many hives spread over several apiaries, others perhaps just one or two hives in a garden. Some live and keep their hives in the countryside, others do so in towns like Telford and Shrewsbury. Some members are not active beekeepers at all but we all share a common interest in observing and learning about these wonderful insects.

Our Association is a founder member of the British Beekeeper's Association. Latest news from the national association can be accessed here. If you would like to know more please browse the pages of this website. Members of the Committee would also be pleased to answer any questions - or just come along to a meeting and make contact. We look forward to seeing you.

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P.S. We are also able to offer talks to schools and other groups. Anyone interested in discussing this should email the

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Last updated 15th February 2018