The Honey Show is being staged in the Oak Room of the Rural Innovation Centre (RIC) just behind the National Beekeeping Centre (NBC). It is a closed show for Associations and Branches within the County. There is no public access to the Show this year – the whole day is purely for Warwickshire Beekeepers to exhibit, be entertained and to socialise.
Staging of the exhibits is from 8.00-10.00am in the RIC with tea/coffee etc. being served in the NBC from 10.00am. Concurrent with the judging of exhibits in the RIC from 10.30am, there are two lectures being held in the main hall of the NBC:
10.30 Lecture 1 – ‘Nectar Preferences of Honeybees’ presented by Laura Jones of the Botanic Gardens of Wales. Since April 2016, plants in flower have been correlated, month by month, with pollen found in nectar / honey stored by the bees in the Garden’s hives.
12.00 Lecture 2 – ‘The Geological History of Britain’. The presenter, geologist Jo Hands of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, will focus on how the underlying rock strata affects our local flora and fauna.
Between 1.30 and 2.30pm there is a Bring and Share lunch during which members and exhibitors will have the opportunity to socialise. This is followed by a judges debrief after which the exhibits are open for general viewing. Prize giving is at 4.00pm with exhibits able to be collected from the stewards from approximately 4.30pm.