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.
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 2017 include Wragby (Lincs), York, Swansea and Manchester. Similar courses are offered at other venues from time to time.