Birmingham Honey Show at Martineau Gardens
Organised by Birmingham & District Beekeepers Association
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September 2016, 10am until 4pm
Back for a sixth year, the Birmingham Honey Show is a chance to find out all about the fascinating craft of beekeeping, you’ll be able to talk to local beekeepers, meet a queen (!), learn about the different types of bees, talk to beekeepers, think about becoming a beekeeper, view observation hives, see the competition entries, make candles from beeswax and buy locally produced honey direct from the beekeepers all in the settings of a beautiful organic community garden.
A netted live demonstration area will be set up in the woodland (weather permiting) and you’ll be able to watch bee keepers working with bees and explaining how the bee hive works and what goes on inside.
A highlight of the show will be the prize-giving ceremony at 3.30pm on Sunday 4 September. Trophies will be presented and prizes awarded for categories set to test the beekeepers’ skills in a range of entries including honey production, comb extraction, mead making, honey cake baking and candle making.
Remember to bring cash (since there are no card facilities or cash points at Martineau Gardens): there will be plant sales and refreshments available throughout the Birmingham Honey Show.
Exhibitors to be announced.
As you explore Martineau Gardens, look out for demonstration vegetable beds, an orchard, an earth oven, woodland, formal gardens, ponds, a hot house, a wildflower meadow, a visitor room (located in a 1940s pavilion), a children’s ‘shipwreck’ play area and more.
Competition entries are welcomed from bee keepers, members and non-members. There is a modest entry fee and cash prizes. Follow this link http://birminghamhoneyshow.com/
Travelling to the Birmingham Honey Show:
The show takes place at Martineau Gardens, 27 Priory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B5 7UG
Parking on site for this event, is reserved for disabled parking. Free public car parking is at Edgbaston Priory Club (by kind permission). We recommend that you consider the green option and travel by public transport to the event. Martineau Gardens is well served by buses. The nearest bus routes are Priory Road: 1; Bristol Road: 61, 63, X64 ; Pershore Road: 45, 47 . To plan your journey by public transport, visit www.traveline.info and use the Martineau Gardens’ postcode, B5 7UG.
For general interest in beekeeping http://birminghambeekeepers.com/aboutbees/ If this has whet your interest, why not consider a taster bee keeping course. Course dates for this year’s Beginner Bee Keeping One Day courses at Martineau Gardens are Sat 14 May and Sat 21 May£50, advance booking essential. For more details view here: http://www.martineau-gardens.org.uk/education/courses/bee-keeping/