September 27, 2021

It is with great regret that owing to the ongoing situation with the Covid-19 pandemic that the Trustees of Bedfordshire Beekeepers Association have taken the difficult decision to cancel the annual honey show for 2021. However, we have decided to run a Virtual honey show again following on from the successful Virtual Show in 2020. Whilst we realise that this will not be able to replace the social aspects associated with the show, it does allow members to share their “exhibits” with other beekeepers in a safe environment. The aim will be to allow individuals to demonstrate their skills and has the additional benefit that it should produce material that can benefit others by being shared via the Beds BKA website, the Yearbook and for educational purposes (such as training new beekeepers and informing the public at future events). 

The 2021 Honey Show will be held using the Virtual format. The classes in the attached schedule have been updated and hopefully there will be something for everyone. A new section has been added to encourage children in full time education to take part in one of two class activities – the first is to create a collage of digital images of bees and the second is a collection of “Amazing facts about bees””. If your child attends school please could you contact their teacher and encourage their class to enter. A separate flier for the new school classes is attached. It would be good if the schools could be informed prior to the Summer holidays so photos taken and facts collected can be collated on the childrens return in September. NB These new classes are also open to home-schooled children.

Register intention to enter classes by midnight on Friday 29th October 2021
All Electronic Entries must be posted (as instructed) by midnight on Thursday 4th November 2021
Results will be published on Saturday 13th November 2021

The Show Schedule is given here: 2021-Honey-Show-Schedule.

Invitation for children to participate in the School Classes: 2021-Honey-Show-School-Classes-Flier