Shropshire Beekeepers' Association
The biggest event of our year is always 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 hives and examined under microscopes, and there is a live demonstration of practical beekeeping skills. The best honey from all over the County is also available to taste and/or buy. A report on the most recent Show is here. Next year's Show will take place on the 11th & 12th August 2017.
Complementing the Flower Show,it, last year the SBKA launched a BEE DAY at the Green Wood Centre in Coalbrookdale. This celebration of honeybees and their products will be repeated on Sunday 18th September this year. Further information will be published here as soon as it is available.
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 2015/16 please contact our temporary Event Co-ordinator, Lesley Norfolk - (contact details on the Committee page).
2. Other Events
The National Diploma of Beekeeping organises a number of short courses for beekeepers every year, details of which are on their website. Venues for 2016 include Southlee (Devon) and Manchester. Similar courses are offered at other venues from time to time. Details will be published here when they become available.