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National Honey Show

2024 Dates

Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th October 2024.

News and Announcements

National Honey Show news and announcements.

11/09/2023 - THE CENTERARY SHOW Volunteers needed from 25th to 28th October 2023
The lectures and workshops are now all on our National Honey Show website.. Those of you stewarding lectures will be covering whole mornings or afternoons. Where as those standing watching exhibits or standing at entrances will be quarter days. If you are able to volunteer again this year, Download and Complete this Form with your availability details and re-save the form with your name in the title. Then return the form to me at
Bill Fisher

30/08/2023 Sandown Park traffic and ULEZ: October 2023
London’s new, expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), to 'help clear London's air and improve public health' will, from end August 23, cover pretty much the whole of Greater London ie most of the area within the M25. It incurs a daily charge for non compliant vehicles. The entirety of the M25 road itself will not be covered by the charge.

Esher is not within the extended ULEZ
However, please check your vehicle is compliant if you will be travelling through or into London boroughs: ( Please note, there will be major roadworks at the M25-A3 junction.

17/07/2023 Press Release - The National Honey Show
July 2023. For immediate release National Honey Show Centenary 1923 – 2023. 26th to 28th October 2023 at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey, UK. Press Release July 2023 Download [PDF 240KB].

22/01/2023 - Show Review
Read a review from the 2022 National Honey Show by Val Rhenius. Reproduced with kind permission from the BBKA. Jan 2023 BBKA News Article [PDF 587KB].

15/09/2022 UPDATE - National Honey Show Ukraine Emergency Appeal
Since we began our Ukraine appeal we have passed a number of targets and donations currently total almost £17,000. We have had individual beekeepers sending the proceeds from selling their honey and associations gathering donations from their members. Thank you so much to those of you who have supported us! Can you help with a little push to take us over £20,000 during the 2022 National Honey Show? We will of course keep moving the target so please keep giving if you can and please spread the word to all your friends.

If you are new to this campaign, welcome and please make a donation – however small.

At the time of writing, over 330 individuals and associations have donated. It’s not just about the money. The number of donors sends a strong message of support to show Ukrainian beekeepers that we are thinking of them. Let’s see if we can get over 500 donors.

BBKA have kindly given their full support to our campaign and donated the proceedings from an auction at their Spring Convention.

In the short term, we have decided that we should support all Ukrainians through the UK Disasters and Emergency Committee (DEC). This is a cooperation between 15 major UK charities. They have careful checks and balances to make sure the money is well spent and directed to where it is most urgently needed. When the time is right, we will review our tactics to see if there are ways that beekeepers in UK can directly assist their Ukrainian counterparts.

As a mark of respect for our Ukrainian friends, we have reinstated the Medal of Ukraine for class 10, one container of gift honey from outside of the EU.

Thank you and please keep giving:

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