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. The 2014 Show will take place on the 8th & 9th August.
A schedule of the competitive classes can be dowloaded here and the entry form is available here. Please note that the deadline for entries is Friday, the 18th July
2. Events Elsewhere
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.