Birmingham Honey Show 1 and 2 Sept 1st — 2nd September 2018

Organised by Birmingham & District Beekeepers Association

Birmingham Honey Show

Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September, 2018, 10am – 4pm

Free Entry

Back for an eighth 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 permitting) 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 2 September. Trophies will be  presented by the Bishop of Birmingham The Right Reverend David Urquhart. 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 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 or drop-off ad pick up only. Limited, free public car parking is at Edgbaston Priory Club with kind permission (tennis and squash club – it is on the same side of Priory Road as Martineau Gardens, with a short 5 minutes or so walk back). 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:1A,  61, 63; 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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Useful links:

Birmingham Beekeepers website