It was a privilege to welcome the British Bee Keeping Association as our charity partners throughout the show. Founded in 1874, the charity supports over 25,500 hobby beekeepers throughout England and the Islands. The independent, non-political, non-governmental organisation works tirelessly, with an evidence-based approach, to raise awareness at government level to help safeguard the honeybee. Through the support of donations and funding, the BBKA
are dedicated to safeguarding honeybees and do so by enabling the right people to research into disease, encouraging the replacement of lost habitat and promoting best practice in beekeeping.
Down at the treetops area of the showground, under a wonderfully dappled leafy canopy - Honey I’m Home
, a wooden hive structure designed by the tutors of McQueens Flower School created a flurry of activity. The educational hub reflected that of a busy beehive as visitors were welcomed to stop and create a bee from Craspedia and dried-leaves to inhabit the installation. By the end of the show - a swarm of thousands had been created - not only that, but it was very clear there is a united passion for bee conservation.