Birmingham Honey Show 16th — 17th September 2017

Birmingham Honey Show at Martineau Gardens

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Organised by Birmingham & District Beekeepers Association
Saturday 16  and Sunday 17 September 2017, 10am until 4pm
Free entry.
Back for a seventh 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 3pm on Sunday 17 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. We’re delighted to announce that  the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Sue Underwood, will be presenting the trophy awards.

Remember to bring cash (since there are no 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 our hundred year old pavilion), a children’s ‘shipwreck’ play area and more.

Competition Entries:
Competition entries are welcomed from bee keepers, members and non-members. There is a modest entry fee and cash prizes.
Travelling to the Birmingham Honey Show:
220_beehives_signThe 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.

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If this has whet your interest, why not consider a taster bee keeping course.  Course dates for 2018 will be announced in January – find out more here:  http://www.martineau-gardens.org.uk/education/courses/bee-keeping/