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Shropshire Beekeepers' Association

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1. Local

The biggest event of our year is the Shrewsbury Flower Show, which takes place in the Quarry Park in Shrewsbury early in August every year. There is a major display of bee products, with competitive classes for honey, mead, beeswax items and so on. Bees can be seen in the Observation Hive and there is often a chance to watch demonstrations by beekeepers of their skills. The best honey from all over the County is also available to taste and/or buy. The next Show will take place on the 14th & 15th August 2015.

In addition, every year the Shropshire Beekeepers Association also takes part in activities and displays run by other organisations. We sometimes have products for sale. If you would like to discuss having us take part in your event during 2015 please contact our Public Liaison Officers, Paul & Sandy Herbert - contact details on the Committee page).

2. Other Events

For anyone interested in finding out more about beekeeping, our President, Brian Goodwin, is running a one day course at Acton Scott Farm Museum in June. Further details here.

The British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) is presenting its annual Spring Convention at Harper Adams University (Newport) in April. There are lectures and courses for BBKA members on the 17th and 19th and a public Trade Show on the 18th. See here for further details.

The National Diploma of Beekeeping organises a number of short courses for beekeepers every year, details of which are on their website. Similar courses are offered at other venues from time to time. Details will be published here when they become available.