Visi­tors to show will learn all as­pects of bee­keep­ing

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - What’s On -

The art and joy of bee­keep­ing will be ex­plained to visi­tors at the Ash­ford Bee­keep­ing As­so­ci­a­tion’s an­nual honey show and bee­keep­ing ex­hi­bi­tion at Ald­ing­ton Vil­lage Hall on Satur­day.

This year’s honey show will be opened at 1pm by the Deputy Mayor of Ash­ford, Cllr Ge­orge Koowa­ree, who will also be open­ing the au­tumn show of the Ald­ing­ton and Bonnington Gar­den­ing So­ci­ety, which takes place in the other part of the vil­lage hall the same af­ter­noon.

Ash­ford bee­keep­ers com­pete against each other and also against bee­keep­ers from other parts of Kent in an en­deav­our to keep bee­keep­ing stan­dards high and to pro­mote bee­keep­ing to the public.

The show high­lights honey and honey prod­ucts pro­duced by lo­cal bee­keep­ers and will in­clude hon­ey­comb, beeswax can­dles, dec­o­ra­tive and artis­tic ex­hibits, pho­to­graphs, cakes and desserts fea­tur­ing honey and ex­hibits re­lat­ing to bees and bee­keep­ing. Re­fresh­ments will be avail­able. Ash­ford Bee­keep­ing As­so­ci­a­tion is a branch of Kent Bee­keep­ers As­so­ci­a­tion. The aim of the club is to pro­mote the craft of bee­keep­ing and en­cour­age best bee­keep­ing prac­tices.

Chair­man Navin Nauth- Misir said: “The club also aims to en­cour­age and as­sist mem­bers to take up the craft whilst striv­ing to ed­u­cate mem­bers of the public with re­gards to the im­por­tance of pro­tect­ing hon­ey­bees.”

The club meets monthly with sum­mer meet­ings held at the club’s api­ary at Cheese­man’s Green. Win­ter meet­ings are held in Ken­ning­ton.

Any­one in­ter­ested in bee­keep­ing, or the club can con­tact the group via its web­site at www. ash­ford­bee­keep­ers.co.uk

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