Shropshire Beekeepers' Association

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1. Local

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. Next year's Show will take place on the 12th & 13th August 2016.

Complementing it this year was a BEE DAY at the Green Wood Centre in Coalbrookdale. This was a celebration of honey bees and their products, organised by the SBKA in conjunction with Cherry Events. We hope that this will become an annual event and 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 Public Liaison Officers, Paul & Sandie Herbert - (contact details on the Committee page).

2. Other Events

The North Shropshire BKA is holding a ‘Bee Day’ on Sunday 20 September 2015 featuring talks by Dr. Willian Kirk (Keele University), Celia Davis (author) and Jo Schup (Western Region Bee Inspector). For details of the programme, venue etc. see 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.