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Devon County Show

125th Devon County Show 2021

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

Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th July, 2021. Showground open 8am onwards. Trade stands open 9am every day.


Axe Vale Show

Axe Vale Festival 2021

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

10am to 5:30 pm on Saturday 19th June and 10am to 5:00pm on Sunday 20th June, 2021.


Honiton Show

130th Honiton Show 2021

A Traditional Show for the farming Community.

Thursday 5th August 2021.

Show open from 8.00am – 6.00pm


Bee Trade ExhibitionBee Trade Exhibition 2021

13th March 2021, 9.00am to 4.30pm

Hall H2, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG.


BBKA Spring Convention

BBKA Spring Convention 2021

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 16th – 18th April 2021.

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

BBKA Spring Convention

National Honey Show

The National Honey Show 2021

The National Honey Show will be open to the public from: Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd October 2021.

Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ


News & Events

‘Bees may take generations to recover from one exposure to insecticides’
Study shows reduced reproduction and other negative impacts on performance of species

It 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.