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Report on North Somerset Agricultural Show – 6 May 2019

North Somerset Agricultural Show

This year the show was held on 6th May.  The weather was cool and we were able to move some of our stand outside the marquees which gave us a much bigger area to spread out.

The candle rolling and badge making stands were an even bigger hit than usual with the children, many of whom already wore ‘I’ve seen the queen stickers’ from their time at the observation hive.

This year we displayed fully assembled deep national and WBC hives, and a skep, which became the focal point for discussion.

Honey sales were very buoyant, with almost all stores sold.

The honey show was judged by David Capon as usual and Jane Boss came away a very worthy winner of the Hans Wilson Perpetual Honey Cup and cash prize.  Very well done, Jane.

There was a lot of interest in beekeeping and bees in general this year and we were able to hand out many course leaflets to interested parties.  Hopefully the beginners course will be a sell out next year!

None of the success of the show would have been possible without the help and support of many of the club members who gave up their time to man the stalls and help with setting up and taking down the stands.  I hope that you all had as much fun as I did and that you will all be back next year for more.

I would like to particularly thank Lynne Ellis who looked after us all on the day by providing a constant stream of refreshment in the form of tea/coffee and biscuits.  She and Richard had parked their camper van behind our marquees and it made the day a lot easier having somewhere we could go for a quiet sit down and a cuppa.

I would also like to thank Hans Wilson who sponsored out stand again this year as well as providing the prize for the honey show.

Particular thanks also to Michelle Stagg who was with me all day working her socks off, and to Fran Frappell and David Capon for their sterling work on the honey show. # ##

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