Bee ready for a day of fun at Honey Show

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If you buzz along to Jordans Mill on October 17, bee ready for a day activities related to our honey-producing friends.

Bedfordshire Beekeepers Association is holding its annual Honey Show for the first time at the Broom venue and the event will feature hands-on activities, tastings, displays and presentations and a competition judging a variety of items made from bee by-products.

Visitors will be able to get up close to bees including observing a bee hive and seeing a Queen Bee in action.

The Honey Show will also feature candle rolling, beehive making, and honey and cake tasting.

People can also find out more about keeping bees, pictured, just like celebrities Bill Turnbull and Jimmy Docherty from Jimmy’s Farm, by listening to a talk from expert Wally Thrale called Do I Want to Be a Beekeeper?

Entries to the show’s competition will include honey, honey cake, honey wine, craft and microscope displays, wax, candles and mead. Presentations will be made at 4pm.

Children can try on a beekeeper’s suit and explore all of the equipment they use, as well enjoy face painting and colouring.

There will also be plenty of honey and honey-flavoured treats to sample and buy including honey-inspired cakes and cookies created especially by Jordans Mill to celebrate the Honey Show.

Honey and almond cake, honey and peanut butter protein tray bake, honey and quinoa breakfast bar, and honey and oatmeal cookies will all be available from the Riverside Café on the day.

The Honey Show is free to enter although there will be small charge for candle rolling, and is open from 10am until 4.30pm.

For further information on the Honey Show including details on the competition, visit www.bedfordshirebeekeepers.org.uk or contact Michael Bunyan, show secretary on 01234 768648 or Paul Lawrence on 01582 873874.