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The Wiltshire Bee & Honey Day

8 October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST


A fantastic day out for people thinking about taking up beekeeping, as well as old hands who want to learn a whole lot more. Incorporates the County Honey Show.

2022 Activities

  • Talks beekeeping, pollinators and the environment and how to get started in beekeeping
  • The annual county honey show with open classes for the kids – see downloads below
  • Candle rolling – perfect for Christmas presents
  • An model of a solar farm with solar-powered toys and experiments for children
  • Craft-making: helping children make flowers and insects for a big pollinator display
  • Exploring inside a virtual hive
  • Honey beer tasting courtesy of Wadworth brewery
  • Mead tasting
  • Exhibitors offering bee related food, drinks, gifts and products as well as beekeeping kit.
  • A silent auction

2022 Timings

  • 08.00 Doors open for exhibitors
  • 10.00 Show opens
  • 10.00-11.00 TALK
    • Managing the Workers: Reading the bees, smooth colony manipulations, managing the bees rather than simply observing.
      Bob Smith NDB: biog
  • 11.30-12.30 TALK
    • The Future of the Bumblebee in the British Countryside.
      Guy Parker, Eden Renewables: biog
  • 13.00-13.30 TALK
    • Thinking of becoming a beekeeper? How to get started.
      Richard Rickitt: biog
  • 13.45-14.45 TALK
    • Botany for beekeepers: A colourful exploration of flower families with emphasis on those of value to bees.
      Bob Smith NDB: biog
  • 15.00-16.00 Open viewing
  • 15.15 Prize giving and certificates on the stage
  • 16.00 Show clases


8 October
10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST


Wiltshire Beekeepers
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The Corn Exchange
Market Place
Devizes, SN10 1HS. United Kingdom
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