We’re frequent visitors to shows around Cambridgeshire. We set up a stall with lots of things for sale (including local honey and beeswax) and a gazebo with information about bees, pollination and flowers, and we usually have a glass observation hive, too, so you can see the bees’ behaviour behind the safety of glass. Children are regularly seen proudly sporting their ‘I saw the Queen!’ badges!
All the volunteers manning the stand are beekeepers, so if you’re interested in becoming a beekeeper, or have any questions about bees, honey, local plants or anything else bee-related, we’ll be able to help you.
It’s not just big shows we go to – our volunteers can sometimes come to smaller events such as a PTA fete. Our members can bring along an observation hive, our gazebo, honey for sale and some information boards.
Annual Honey Show
Every year we hold our annual Honey Show at the Fenland Country Fair, held on the Sunday and Monday of the August bank holiday. The Fair is a traditional Country Show, with horse trials, tractors, shooting, ferret racing, clothes stalls, food, a fairground and more, and is a great day out for the family. Our Honey Show is a celebration of all things honeybee – honey, wax blocks and candles, cut comb, mead, photography, craft, cookery and more.
We regularly have about 250 exhibits from our members, and it forms a competition judged by accredited National Honey Show Judges. You can also try some of honey produced from hives around Cambridgeshire, and take some home for your toast.