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CATCH THE BUZZ – Virtual London National Honey Show 2020

By October 21, 2020No Comments

Virtual London National Honey Show 2020
Due to concerns about holding such a large show under the cloud of Covid-19, this year’s National Honey Show in London will now be a virtual event to which everyone is invited both in the UK and worldwide.

Whilst we will greatly miss seeing you all in person, as part of the National Honey Show community we hope you will enjoy our series of virtual workshops and lectures, with the opportunity to ask questions afterwards in real time. If you’ve never physically attended the show before, this will offer a taster for what will be on offer in addition to our usual display of honey, hive products and craft entries, next year and at subsequent shows into the future.

The show runs across three days. For this year, Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th October 2020. We are planning pre-recorded demonstration workshops and lectures with live questions and answers during the day and on-line social events in the evenings.

Bob Maurer, National Honey Show Committee Chair said “This year’s National Honey Show is rising to the challenge of providing something different, which will more than fill the void, as the show will be sorely missed by our team and visitors. We want to bring you a flavour of the upbeat zest and excitement which characterises the show and entice new visitors to come along to the bigger and better show planned for 2021.”

Conference Programme
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
15.30-16.30 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

We know the lack of a physical Show will be disappointing, as it is for us all, but we hope to offer an exciting armchair event, where the National Honey Show Community can come together online.

Virtual Trade Hall
All your favourite traders will be represented in the Trade Hall, where you will be able to keep in touch with their latest offerings.

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