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Devon County Show


125th Devon County Show 2022

Devon County Showground, Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ.

Thursday 30th June, Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd July, 2022. Showground open 8am onwards. Trade stands open 9am every day.


Axe Vale Show


Axe Vale Festival 2022

The Showground, The Trafalgar Way, AXMINSTER, EX13 5RJ.

10am to 5:30 pm on Saturday 18th June and 10am to 5:00pm on Sunday 19th June, 2022.


Honiton Show


131st Honiton Show 2022

A Traditional Show for the farming Community.

Thursday 4th August 2022.

Show open from 8.00am – 6.00pm


Bee Trade Exhibition

Bee Trade Exhibition 2022

12th March 2022, 9.00am to 4.30pm

Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG.


BBKA Spring Convention


BBKA Spring Convention 2022

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8th – 10th April 2022.

Harper Adams University College, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB

BBKA Spring Convention

National Honey Show


The National Honey Show 2022

The National Honey Show will be open to the public from: Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th October 2022.

Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ


News & Events

Varroa found in Australia
Read the latest news.
Only ONE bee dance!
Ever since I started beekeeping we were told there were two bee ‘dances’ used to recruit workers to good forage sources. Now, new research shows there is only ONE dance, the waggle dance, for communication of distance and direction to forage. This was revealed by slow motion video of the so called round dance.
Read the article in BBKA News, June 2022, p193.
‘Bee bricks become planning requirement for new buildings in Brighton’
A planning law introduced in the city of Brighton and Hove, England, calls for new buildings to include special bricks that provide nests for solitary bees.Read the article HERE.The bricks are not without controversy. Read their story HERE.
‘Bees may take generations to recover from one exposure to insecticides’
Study shows reduced reproduction and other negative impacts on performance of speciesIt may take bees multiple generations to recover from being exposed to insecticides even just once, research shows.Although studies have long shown the damaging effects of pesticides for the biodiverse environment, little is known about how much they affect insects in the long term.Read the article HERE
‘No one knew they existed’: wild heirs of lost British honeybee found at Blenheim.

The ‘ecotype’, thought to have been wiped out by disease and invasive species, is thriving in the estate’s ancient woodlands.Read the article HERE

US beekeepers sue over imports of fake
asian honey.

Read the article HERE.

Marks and Spencer project threat to honeybee diversity?

Good thing or bad thing? You decide. Read the article HERE.

Liquid gold: beekeepers defying Yemen war to produce the best honey

Read the article HERE.

Fungus creates fake fragrant flowers to fool bees

Fungi have been discovered making fake flowers that look and even smell like the real thing, fooling bees and other pollinating insects into visiting them.

Read the article HERE.

Spiders Can Fly Hundreds of Miles Using Electricity

Scientists are finally starting to understand the centuries-old mystery of “ballooning.”

Read the secrets HERE

Making a beeline: wildflower paths across UK could save species

Conservation charity aims to help restore 150,000 hectares of bee-friendly corridors to save the insects from extinction.

Read the article HERE.