Shropshire Beekeepers' Association
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.
This year's Show will take place on the 14th & 15th August 2015. A schedulue of the competitive classes is available here and a copy of the entry form is here. N.B. Also this year there is a separate schedule and entry form for the children's classes. Why not have a go? The deadline for entries is Friday the 17th July
Complementing it this year there is going to be a BEE DAY - an exciting new venture at the Greenwood Centre in Coalbrookdale on Sunday August 23rd . There will be a celebration of honey bees and their products, organised by the SBKA in conjunction with Cherry Events. Further information will be posted here as the day approaches.
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
Acton Scott Farm Museum is hosting another one day "Introduction to Beekeeping" on the 18th July, presented by the SBKA President, Brian Goodwin. The previous course was quickly booked up, so hurry if you interested. Further details here.
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.