National Honey Show Bulletin No1

National Honey Show 25th – 27th October 2012

Honey Judging at the National Honey Show 2011
Honey Judging

Promoting the highest quality honey and wax products with international classes, beekeeping lecture convention and workshops.

Venue: St George’s College, Weybridge, Surrey KT15 2QS.

Show Opening Times:

Thursday 25th October 2012 – 1.45 pm – 6.00 pm.
Friday 26th October 2012 – 9.00 am – 6.00 pm.
Saturday 27th October – 2012 – 9.00 am – 4.30 pm.

Admission: Daily admission: £15.00 (Non – Members) NHS Members FREE. Accompanied Children, 16 yrs and under, FREE.

Sales Hall: The public can buy honey and beekeeping equipment from the Sales Hall located in the college’s Sports Hall during the duration of the show.

Message from the Show Secretary Francis Capener In spite of the bad season that most people seem to have had, we will still be putting on a good Show with plenty of entries. The Traders’ Hall is full up, with our usual loyal supporters and with the addition of some very interesting newcomers certainly worth a few hours careful browsing. There has been a lot of interest from overseas and we expect visitors from India, Gambia, Finland, Holland and Saudi Arabia. Altogether, the prospect of another good Show.

Lecture Convention Three additional lectures on Saturday 27th have been announced. Please re-visit Lectures and Workshops for details.

There is still time to get your entries in! Late entries accepted up to the 20th October 2012 provided the single late entry fee is included. Late entries for Video, Photographic and Essay Classes are not accepted.

Workshops There are still spaces on a number of workshops. Check availability and book tickets from here: Please be aware that only NHS Members and those with valid Day Tickets can attend lectures and book into workshops and/or demonstrations.

Other Bee Related Events at the National:

CABK Social Evening on Thursday 25th October
The Central Association of Bee-Keepers will be holding its annual Social Evening this year in the Conference Room, St Georges College, Weybridge, Surrey KT15 2QS, on the first evening of the National Honey Show. It will take place at the same venue as the National Honey Show, so if you are visiting the Honey Show, or even if you’re not, we hope you can join us. This year our speaker is Dr Saad Masry, who currently works as a Researcher at the Arid Lands Cultivating Research Institute in Egypt. He is a published author of beekeeping topics which include papers on larval acceptance and queen quality reared in colonies of different racial origin. He will talk to us on ‘Queen Rearing and Introduction’. Please arrive at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start. Download Booking Form

Charity Event on Friday 26th October at the National Honey ShowMartha Kearney and Bill Turnbull in conversation about bees
BEES FOR DEVELOPMENT TRUST invites you to our Evening Talk and Reception during the National Honey Show Martha and Bill in conversation about bees With wine, music and canapés. Tickets £20 each Friday 26th October 6.30pm National Honey Show at St George’s College Weybridge Book Online now. Telephone: 01600 714848 Our last event was a sell-out – so please book your place now!

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