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Welcome to the 2020 (89th) National Honey Show Online Conference

Registration closed.

Go To The Virtual Platform if you have registered. Update your profile and enjoy the conference.

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

View the 2019 Slide Shows.

Chris Park and Kalika

This year’s National Honey Show, 22nd to 24th October, was a professional, online conference welcoming beekeepers worldwide.

I hope you are enjoying the virtual National Honey Show. I want to make sure you are aware for those that registered that if you miss any of the live events, you can watch them at any time by visiting the agenda pages and clicking on a past event you want to see. Do be aware that once you press ‘play’ the title slide runs for around 10 minutes before the presentation starts so you need to fast forward to get past that.

Happy watching!

Bob Maurer

Conference Programme

Thursday 22nd October

13.45 Welcome
14.00 Mike Palmer: A year at French Hill Apiaries
15.30-16.30 Demonstration: Gwyn Marsh Making Beeswax wraps
17.00-17.15 National Honey Show AGM
17.30-17.45 National Council AGM
18.30 The Central Association of Bee-Keepers Lecture: Medhat Nasr: Wintering honey bees - but not as we know it

Friday 23rd October

11.00-12.00 Demonstration: Chris Park, Skep making
14.00 Etienne Bruneau: The honey market in turmoil
15.30-16.30 Demonstration: John Goodwin, Showing honey
18.30 Bees for Development Quiz:

Saturday 24th October

11.00-12.00 Demonstration: Same day soap: The Robb recipe
12.30-13.30 Bill, Bob and Bees. Bill Turnbull and Prof Robert Pickard interview
14.00 Jeff Pettis: Long live the queen, please!, why are queens failing?
15.30-16.30 Closing

We know the lack of a physical Show will be disappointing, as it is for us all, but we hope to offer an exciting armchair event, where the National Honey Show Community can come together online.

Virtual Trade Hall

All your favourite traders will be represented in the Trade Hall, where you will be able to keep in touch with their latest offerings.


We hope you can support our National Honey Show 2020 conference. This event is expensive to stage and our current sponsorship covers only a fraction of the cost.

We are asking for donations and are most grateful for whatever you can contribute.


Text / SMS donations
To donate £1, text HONEYBEE to 70201
To donate £3, text HONEYBEE to 70331
To donate £5, text HONEYBEE to 70970
To donate £10, text HONEYBEE to 70191

Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme (Charity No: 1149800), operating as DONATE. Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. For Terms & Conditions, see

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