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National Honey Show

Welcome to the 2017 (86th) National Honey Show

For the latest National Honey Show news and information view our Announcements.

View the 2016 Slide Shows.

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National Honey Show

Promoting the highest quality honey and wax products with international classes, lecture convention, workshops and beekeeping equipment trade show.

Every year there is a transitional period between showing the old and the new schedule. The new 2017 schedule will be published in AUGUST. The old 2016 schedule is still made available as it contains competitive class information that will apply in 2017.

Venue and Dates

Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ, UK, from Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th October 2017.

Dogs are not permitted on site unless they are assistance dogs.
Camping is not permitted.


Doors Opening Times

Thursday 26th October
Lectures and Restaurant 9.00am – 6.00pm
Trade Hall 12:00 noon – 6.00pm
Honey Show 2.00pm – 6.00pm
Friday 27th October
9.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday 28th October
8.30am – 4.30pm


Non – Members: £12 for daily admission which can only be purchase at the show.

Purchase Membership £20.00 - members are entitled to FREE admission for all three days.

Accompanied children, 16 yrs and under: FREE.

Newsletter February 2017

As you’ll all know by now, we’re delighted to be returning to Sandown Park for the 2017 National Honey Show.  The new venue means there's plenty of space to enjoy the fantastic display of all the classes including honey, wax, mead, photography and many others in the main Surrey hall, with the Traders next door in the same hall. The atmosphere is fantastic so we encourage you all to attend.

Our brilliant main lecture programme for this year includes lectures by Tom Seeley, Heather Mattila, Kim Flottum, Will Steynor and Peter Tomkins. There will be the usual series of Bee Craft Lectures on the Friday.

On Saturday there will be a special focus on the early years of beekeeping to help those starting out think about what to do next. The topics have been carefully chosen as being relevant to those new to the craft, with many of the things covered that beginners are often confronted with in their early years.  and will be delivered by experienced beekeepers. It is strongly recommended that beginners attend all presentations and that local beekeeping associations or groups encourage their members to attend.

View this years Lecture Programme.

It’s a fantastic day out.  In fact many come along for more than just one day.  There’s always lots to do, to see, people to talk to, friends to meet up with, endless coffee to be lingered over, the staggering exhibition of honey, hive products and crafts; the vibrant trade hall and of course the lectures and workshops.

This year’s workshop programme includes the popular favourites plus – new for 2017 – “Setting up a Bee Breeding Group”, “Labour Saving Devices” and “Making Wax Models”. There will also be a Taster session on Saturday ‘All you every wanted to know about beekeeping but were afraid to ask’ for complete novices. National Honey Show Members will be able to book workshop places via our website from 1st September.

If you send your newsletters by email these days, you can include the link to the 2017 leaflet on our website at:

Leaflets for this year’s Show will be available to collect from the Thorne's stand at Bee Tradex, and at The BBKA Spring Convention.  Please collect some to pass among your association members, to place in delegates’ wallets or pass around at your meetings, and to take to local and county Shows.  If you’d prefer us to post leaflets to you, please contact our Publicity Secretary.

We look forward to a successful season and to seeing you and your entries at this year’s Show: Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th October 2017 at Sandown Park Race Course, Esher, Surrey.

Best wishes
Fiona and Helen

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General Stewards

Volunteers will be needed this year please apply to the Chief Steward.

Honey Show Stewards Bromley Branch

(Photo above Bob and Barry from Bromley BKA)

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