Visit the UK National Honey Show – Free!

2019 National Honey Show

I’ve always wanted to visit the UK National Honey Show, renowned as the ultimate in honey judging. But, it’s in the UK and I’m in Canada. Well, because of COVID-19, the event has moved on-line and we all have a free ticket to attend! Of course it will be different this year. (I’m not sure how the judges will do a virtual honey tasting.)  But the professional line-up (and the cost to us) makes this too good to miss!  Here’s a note I received from Jeremy Burbidge of Northern Bee Books. Thanks, Jerry!

From the UK National Honey Show:

As you know, due to Covid 19 and resulting restrictions, this year’s National Honey Show will be an on line conference, the first of its kind in the UK, welcoming beekeepers worldwide.

It is free for all to attend, worldwide. We look forward to welcoming you.

On Monday 12th October, registration will open, please visit our website for the registration link, top left. Once you have registered you can attend as many or as few of the events as you wish.

Conference Programme 

(Please note: The schedule below is in the UK time zone!)

Thursday 22nd October

13.45 Welcome

14.00 Mike Palmer: A year at French Hill Apiaries

15.30-16.30 Demonstration: Gwyn Marsh Making Beeswax wraps

17.00-17.15 National Honey Show AGM

17.30-17.45 National Council AGM

18.30 The Central Association of Bee-Keepers Lecture: Medhat Nasr: Wintering honey bees – but not as we know it

Friday 23rd October

11.00-12.00 Demonstration: Chris Park, Skep making

14.00 Etienne Bruneau: The honey market in turmoil 1

5.30-16.30 Demonstration: John Goodwin, Showing honey

18.30 Bees for Development Quiz

Saturday 24th October

11.00-12.00 Demonstration: Same day soap: The Robb recipe

12.30-13.30 Bill, Bob and Bees. Bill Turnbull and Prof Robert Pickard interview

14.00 Jeff Pettis: Long live the queen, please!, why are queens failing?

15.30-16.30 Closing

If you miss any of the demonstrations, they will be available on YouTube afterwards for six months; and similarly if you miss lectures, they will join our programme of lectures on YouTube to watch and revisit at your leisure.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference, and hope to see you in person in 2021.

Don’t forget, this is a world event. Adjust the schedule to your local time.

About Ron Miksha

Ron Miksha is a bee ecologist working at the University of Calgary. He is also a geophysicist and does a bit of science writing and blogging. Ron has worked as a radio broadcaster, a beekeeper, and Earth scientist. (Ask him about seismic waves.) He's based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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1 Response to Visit the UK National Honey Show – Free!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Ron,
    Thanks for this! It sounds interesting – what a great opportunity. It’s cool that there are at least some benefits to all this Covid turmoil, like registering for the UK Honey Show!. I’m looking forward to Medhat’s talk, among others. I’m not currently keeping any bees, but I do like to learn more about what’s happening in the bee world.
    take care,


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