From 10am until 4pm
At Sculpture Gallery, Woburn Abbey Gardens
Woburn, Bedfordshire MK17 9WA
Woburn Abbey courtyard and gardens provides a beautiful setting for a new event in our calendar, the Honey Festival on Sunday 22nd September. A wide range of stalls will be there to appeal to visiting members of the public, including the ever-popular observation have, skep-making with Ray Smith, and a much-frequented display of local honeys and other edibles for tasting and purchase.
Last year around 10% of members entered for the Show with over 250 items, and we are expecting the same again this year.
About the Festival last year Show Secretary Fiona Cook commented: “Woburn Abbey was very happy to have hosted Beds BKA, and we were delighted to be there. The very friendly, positive atmosphere has received much comment. It seemed to come about from a combination of the welcoming and very professional staff at Woburn and our own ethos and teamwork as a charity, with so many willing helpers.”
Another ingredient may have been the real interest and willingness to engage with bees and beekeeping on the part of visitors: the public attitude has really changed in a very positive direction.