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National Honey Show

Welcome to the 2017 (86th) National Honey Show

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National Honey Show

Promoting the highest quality honey and wax products with international classes, lecture convention, workshops and beekeeping equipment trade show.

Every year there is a transitional period between showing the old and the new schedule. The new 2017 schedule will be published in AUGUST. The old 2016 schedule is still made available as it contains competitive class information that will apply in 2017.

Venue and Dates

Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ, UK, from Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th October 2017.

Dogs are not permitted on site unless they are assistance dogs.
Camping is not permitted.


Doors Opening Times

Thursday 26th October
Lectures and Restaurant 9.00am – 6.00pm
Trade Hall 12:00 noon – 6.00pm
Honey Show 2.00pm – 6.00pm
Friday 27th October
9.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday 28th October
8.30am – 4.30pm


Non – Members: £12 for daily admission which can only be purchase at the show.

Purchase Membership £20.00 - members are entitled to FREE admission for all three days.

Accompanied children, 16 yrs and under: FREE.


The 2016 show at our new venue was a huge success and I hope you are looking forward to our second year at Sandown Park Racecourse as much as I am.

The Sandown Park management have done all in their power to help us make the show a success and I am delighted to announce that the Jockey Club has become a very welcome new sponsor.

I am delighted that we have added some new classes in the mead section and some new gift classes for honey vinegar and honey marmalade. This has led to a complete re-numbering of the classes, so please take care when entering, I would hate you to be entering the wrong class.

We have a fine selection of lectures from our internationally acclaimed speakers on the main stage plus the BeeCraft Research Lectures on Friday where cutting edge research is often given its first public exposure and our very popular day of lectures aimed at beginner beekeepers on Saturday. You will be able to get your hands dirty in all sorts of practical workshops and we expect the trade show to be the biggest ever.

However, this year the Show really needs your support. Sandown Park is a wonderful venue but even with support from our loyal patrons the Worshipful Company of Wax
Chandlers and the excellent new support we have received from the Jockey Club it is much more expensive than our previous locations and we need to raise more funds.

  • How can you help?
  • Renew your membership
  • Enter lots of classes
  • If you can, it would really help if you could add a small donation (it’s on the bottom of the entry form). A big donation would be nice – I’m just being polite.
  • Persuade some of your association members to subscribe to the show and to enter some of the show classes
  • Tell the beginner beekeepers in your association about the show. Explain to them how much they will learn by looking at the show benches. Tell them that there is an entire day of lectures specially for them on Saturday and persuade them to take up membership.

The team who put our show together are amazing. I watch in awe as this very complex show comes to life with a magnificent team of volunteers who give so generously of their time and expertise. Come along and enjoy.
Bob Maurer

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General Stewards

Volunteers will be needed this year please apply to the Chief Steward.

Honey Show Stewards Bromley Branch

(Photo above Bob and Barry from Bromley BKA)

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