National Honey show
At Sandown Park
Sandown Park Racecourse Portsmouth Rd, Esher, Surrey KT10 9AJ
The full Show Schedule and entry forms are now available on the Nation Honey Show website
Printed copies of the Schedule will be posted with badges and admission tickets to those who have ordered printed copies; this year there has been a delay at the printer’s with COVID issues, so we’ll get them to you as soon as we can.
Tickets and Admission
1st September through to 11 October 2021
Renew membership, purchase admission or live streaming tickets from the website shop: www.honeyshow.co.uk
Admission will be by pre-booked tickets ONLY for 2021 to avoid queues and crowding in the foyer. The window closes 11th October to allow posting of member badges and admission tickets.
1st September 2021
Workshop booking opens for members and day visitors: https://www.honeyshow.co.uk/workshop-booking.php
Schedule of Classes and Entries
We encourage entries by our junior beekeeping enthusiasts, and have a special leaflet giving information:
We have some exciting new classes this year, marked ► in the show schedule.
In countryside green rich and sunny
Beekeepers extracted their honey
Each sent in their form
By October 4th morn
And waltzed home with their prizewinning money
NB To enter a limerick, new class 106, send your entry form in by 6th September.
New Classes for 2021:
In addition to our usual array of interesting competitive classes, for 2021 we have:
52: Two Matching Beeswax Candles made by moulding, using a hand-made mould, not commercially available
103: A Short Article Not more than 1000 words, describing an aspect of honeybee life that would be of interest to the general public;
104: a short “How to ... guide” on “How to carry out an artificial swarm”;
105: Poem about bees or beekeeping;
106 Limerick about bees or beekeeping;
Plus, several new junior classes:
147: One jar liquid honey PLUS one jar Naturally Crystallised or Soft Set honey;
148 A photograph of bees or beekeeping with short explanation;
149: A short essay about honeybees or your experience with beekeeping;
150: A piece of artwork themed “Pollination”.
Please see full details and rules in The Schedule
Very last dates for Entries
6th September 2021
Completed entry forms for classes 95-108 inclusive and class 315, i.e. essays, videos, microscope slides and photographs must reach the Entries Secretary by this date to allow time for judging before the show. We can accept NO late entries for the 2021 show.
4th October 2021.
Completed entry forms for all other classes must reach the Entries Secretary by this date.
We can accept NO late entries for the 2021 show.
Lectures and Workshops
The full complement of lectures will be across the three days in the Gold Cup suite, with Guest Speakers: Kirsten Traynor, Torben Schiffer, Jo Widdicombe, Paul Hurd, Lynfa Davies, Mike Edwards, Norman Carreck and Vince Gallo. The BeeCraft Research lectures will be held in the Solario suite on Friday and the lectures for newer beekeepers will be held in the same room on Saturday. A variety of popular workshops are also available. Book tickets for these online.
The Trade Hall will be busy with many of our favourite suppliers present; unfortunately, we cannot accept overseas traders this year. Sadly, Brunel Microscopes have reluctantly decided not to attend this year, as it’s very difficult to examine microscopes in a completely aseptic way. They will be very much missed, and we look forward to their return in 2022.
Exciting raffle prizes
- SP30 Monocular Microscope with x10 widefield eyepiece. DIN standard objectives x4, x10, x40, x100 (oil). Magnification range x40 - x1000. Full substage condenser. Inbuilt 240 volts halogen illumination or LED depending on choice. Mechanical stage. Extremely good value for money. SP30 Price £222.50 + VAT donated by Brunel Microscopes
- Beehive used for demonstration during the Friday morning hive building workshop, will be raffled in aid of Bees for Development, donated by E H Thorne Beehives
Raffle tickets will be available to buy at the show
The Central Association of Bee-Keepers will be holding their social evening with a guest speaker on Thursday night, details will be posted on the website
Bill Turnbull will again be hosting the Bees for Development Quiz on Friday night; get tickets in advance from the website.
Please bring your well-earned trophies to the show and hand them in when you arrive. If you are unable to bring your trophy, please contact: email@example.com
The National Honey Show Ltd,
Registered Office 17 Shire Lane, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 5NQ
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