GBKA Spring Lecture Day, Honey Show & AGM

Gloucestershire Beekeepers Association

GBKA 2024 Spring Lecture Day, County Honey Show and AGM

Saturday, February 17th

Hosted by the Newent Beekeepers Association at Maisemore Village Hall, Church Rd., Maisemore, Gloucestershire, GL2 8JE.


Honey Show exhibits to be delivered before 10am
10:00Arrival & refreshments
10:50Welcome by Newent branch
11:00 – 12:00Honey bee communications – Lynfa Davies, NDB
12:00 – 13:00Lunch break – lunch will be provided
13:00 – 13:30GBKA AGM and Honey Show awards
13:30 – 14:30Tropilaelaps mites – Maggie Gill
14:30 – 15:00Tea & coffee
15:00 – 16:00The secret world of wasps* – Prof Seirian Sumner
*Copies of Professor Seirian’s book ‘Endless forms: The secret world of wasps’ will be available to purchase on the day

The Honey Show

Entries are invited by 16th February 2024 for the following classes:

  • Commercial – two 454g (1 lb) jars of honey (same batch) packed for retail sale with exhibitor’s own label
  • Two 454g (1 lb) jars of clear light honey
  • Two 454g (1 lb) jars of clear medium or dark honey
  • Two 454g (1 lb) jars of natural granulated or soft set honey
  • One shallow comb suitable for extracting
  • One cake of beeswax. (approx. 1 lb, 454g)
  • Two packs of cut comb
  • One plain honey cake in a 7” diameter tin (recipe as stated)
  • One pint (approx.) bottle of sweet mead
  • One pint (approx.) bottle of dry mead
  • Three 6 x 4 photos connected with bees or beekeeping
  • Two matching beeswax candles, one to be lit

We will very much look forward to welcoming you to the Honey Show and hope that you will be able to attend.