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87th Na­tional Honey Show, Sur­rey Oct 25-27

Country Smallholding - - Show Guide 2018 -

The 87th Na­tional Honey Show takes place at Sandown Park Race­course, Esher, Sur­rey. Come along and ad­mire the spec­tac­u­lar dis­play of com­pet­i­tive honey, wax and craft en­tries. Wan­der the lively trade hall filled with not only bee­keep­ing sup­plies but a va­ri­ety of spe­cial­ist book, mi­croscopy, wild­flower, jew­ellery, soap, cos­metic and in­for­ma­tion stands. Look down a mi­cro­scope, find out about bees and bee­keep­ing and ask lots of ques­tions. Work­shops in­clude pre­par­ing cos­met­ics and toi­letries, pre­par­ing honey, mead or beer for show­ing (and con­sum­ing) to pho­tog­ra­phy, and skep mak­ing. Our var­ied pro­gramme of lec­tures ranges from in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned bee sci­en­tists, and on Fri­day a se­ries of young UK re­searchers talk­ing about their lat­est re­search, to a Satur­day lec­ture se­ries for those ei­ther think­ing about tak­ing up, or in the early years of bee­keep­ing. It is a fan­tas­tic show, a great venue, ev­ery­thing all un­der one roof, a cafe­te­ria, wifi, free park­ing: a bril­liant day out. MORE: www.hon­

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