HBA Honey Show & Convention 2023

Tickets are selling out fast so if you haven’t get yours or booked your workshops, now is the time to do it. Head over to the members area where you can purchase them direct using the link to EventBrite.

Due to some local associations holding their honey shows after our initial closing date, we have decided to extend the closing date of entries by one week only. So, you now have two weeks to get those honey jars, wax candles, photographs, cakes and displays sorted before the new closing date of the 28th September 2023.

The entry form and schedule can be found on the members page, on the Eventbrite page and through your local secretary.

Do forgot if you have any questions you can email us at HoneyShowHampshireBeekeepers@gmail.com where are dedicated team members Mark and Maddie will answer any questions.

We all look forward to seeing you there.

The Wiltshire Bee & Honey Day 2023.

HBA members are invited to enjoy this year’s great speakers (see below). Between talks they can stock up for Christmas (yes, I did say that in August) at the exhibitor stands in the main hall, as well as sample some delicious honey beer brewed by Wadworth exclusively for the event. Entry is FREE. Book out the day in your diary now.

Saturday 7 October. The Devizes Corn Exchange, Market Place, Devizes SN10 1HS.

Find details, and maps showing parking, etc, here: https://bit.ly/wiltsbees

No registration required; just turn up.There are three talks during the day:

The mind of the honey bee: Marin Anastasov, NDB

The mind is a set of cognitive faculties including consciousness, perception, thinking, judgement, memory and emotions. In this talk we will look at what information about their environment do the bees need so they can orient in space and be efficient nectar and pollen gatherers? Can they experience and express false memories, abstract concept, categorisation and numericity like us humans? What are the different types of learning applicable to the honey bee and how bees gain and share information? Are some bees better than others when it comes to learning and retaining information; are the queens as good learners as the workers? And finally, what are the factors that influence learning?

Food Safety Law and how it applies to beekeepers: Andy Pedley

Andy explores how food safety applies to beekeepers, and touches upon registration, labelling, allergens. He has kept bees for several decades and, as an Environmental Health Officer, developed an interest in the law on food safety as it applies to beekeepers and honey production, realising that there was a fair amount of misinformation and tradition but not always good practice in the field. He has written a series on Food Safety Legislation, and several other articles on the Honey Regulations and on recycling jars.

Beyond Honeybees: balancing the needs of managed and wild bee populations: Paul Jupp.

For over 10 years Paul has been helping people to go wild in their gardens and working with community groups, councils and landscapers across the UK to create wildlife friendly planting schemes. In this talk he  explains what we can do to boost forage for all pollinators.

The New Forest & Hampshire County Show 2023 – Honey Schedule

The New Forest & Hampshire County Show starts on the 25th July until 27th July 2023

New Forest Beekeepers Association are holding their regular honey show at the event.

The latest version of the schedule is out now, to include the prizes. All HBA Beekeepers are welcome to enter any of the classes and the show.

Honey Show Schedule

This year we have a 14 x12 hive complete with with 2 supers as the “Novice with the most points” prize, so come on novices enter your Honey, but also photography, Wax, Candles as many as you can it’s well worth having.

Tip from me? Read the rules, then read them again, thats where most entrants, experienced or otherwise trip up.

Hampshire Beekeepers Association Annual Honey Show & Autumn Convention 2023

At the Hampshire Beekeepers Association AGM 2023 on the 13th March 2023. The date for the Annual Honey Show 2023 and Autumn Convention 2023 was announced.

This year the events will be combined and held on Sunday the 1st of October 2023 at The Sainsbury Building, Sparsholt College, Winchester.

Hampshire Beekeepers Association and Sparsholt College have had a long relationship dating back to the 1970’s and we are pleased once again to be holding our event at their amazing venue.

Further details will be advertised in due course but for now save the date.



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