Every year the Shropshire Beekeepers Association takes part in activities and displays run by various organisations. We will sometimes have products for sale. So far the following appearances have been booked for 2013:
(If you would like to discuss having us take part in your event this year please contact our Public Liaison Officers, Paul & Sandy Herbert - contact details on the Committee page).
The biggest event of our year is the Shrewsbury Flower Show, which takes place in the Quarry Park in Shrewsbury every August. Association members organise 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 2013 show will be on the 9th & 10th of August.
Acton Scott Historic Farm at Marshbrook, near Church Stretton, will be running two one day courses for beginner beekeepers this year, on Saturday April 20th and Saturday 11th May. The tutor will be Brian Goodwin. For further details telephone 01694 781307
Hartpury College in Gloucestershire is running 4 courses on different aspects of Beekeeping during 2013. For further information, click on this link.
The National Diploma of Beekeeping organises a number of short courses every year.