Kent Bee-keepers' Association

Hard Life

To collect a pound of honey a bee might have to fly a distance equivalent to twice round the world. This is likely to involve more than 10,000 flower visits on perhaps 500 foraging trips.
A worker honeybee in summer lives only 6 to 8 weeks from the time she hatches as an adult bee. Before that, it takes just 3 weeks for her to develop from an egg.

All facts for Honey Show

Honey Show

Kent Bees and Honey Show 2014

Organised by the Kent Beekeepers’ Association in conjunction with Dover, Medway and Thanet Beekeepers’ Associations.

Kent Show
Honey show and display
Phil Renolds
Phil Reynolds himself. Picture taken at Detling at The Kent County Show, Summer 2000. Phil holding the cup for his show winning Mead.

Dates: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11th, 12th  & 13th July, 2014 (entries close 27th June)

Venue: Kent County Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent.
Show Secretary: John Chapman, 28 Wallace Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 2TB. Tel: 01634 400570.

Can you help as a steward at the show? Please contact Bob Smith Tel: 0208 300 1807 or bsmith12@ntlworld.com.