Need help with a Swarm?
We are now (May 2020) well into the swarms season. If you think you have a swarm of honeybees that need removing please see our Swarms page for further information and a link to the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) website from when you can find a swarm collector.
About Shipston Beekeepers :
Shipston Beekeepers is a branch of the Warwickshire Beekeepers Association – registered charity no. 500276 – which in turn is affiliated to The British Beekeepers Association, and is open to anyone interested in beekeeping.
Our membership consists of beginners, who are most welcome, as well as long standing members who are full of wisdom and help! We aim to promote the interest in beekeeping and provide ways and means of teaching the art as well as educate the wider public on all things bees.
Members enjoy regular monthly social meeting, with a topical talk scheduled; visits to home apiaries once a month; and invitations to various lectures and training programmes.
Interested in joining us?
A membership application form can be found on our Join Us page
Introduction to Beekeeping Course
Our successful two day “Introduction to Beekeeping” course was scheduled to be run in 2020 over the weekend of 25th and 26th April but has been postponed due to the Corona virus issue. Details will be published as soon as possible.
The Asian hornet arrived in France in 2004 and is now common across large areas of Europe posing a severe hazard for honey bees and other pollinating insects. Several sightings of this predatory insect have been made in recent years in the Midlands, the South and the West of England.
So far the The National Bee Unit and the teams of Bee Inspectors have managed to prevent it becoming established in the UK.
It was initially believed that the species would not be able to survive in the north of the UK due to colder winters, but the winters are getting warmer and the species is proving to be highly adaptable.
It is imperative that every effort is made to prevent the intrusion of the Asian Hornet into this country. For detailed information please see our Asian Hornet page.
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