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National Honey Show

Welcome to the 2017 (86th) National Honey Show

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View the 2016 Slide Shows.

2014 Cup Winner

2014 Cup Winner

Certificate of Education

Next Show Dates

26th, 27th, 28th October 2017

25th, 26th, 27th October 2018

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
9.00am – 4.30pm


Non – Members: £10 for daily admission which can only be purchase at the show.

Purchase Membership £15.00 - members are entitled to FREE admission for all three days.

Accompanied children, 16 yrs and under: FREE.

Words from the Chairman

Welcome to an exciting new chapter in the history of the National Honey Show. We have a splendid new venue at Sandown Park Racecourse in Esher, Surrey. All our many activities will now be under one roof and we will have much more space for the honey show and for our traders. We will even have our own food court. There is ample car parking and a local railway station. Access from the M25 is easy. Just leave the M25 at junction 10 and follow the big brown Sandown Park signs.

John Chapple completed his term as President at the 2015 show. John has contributed an enormous amount to the 'National' and we are delighted that he remains part of the team. In his place we welcome our new President The Rev Francis Capener, also a stalwart supporter and patron of the show.

Our new hosts at Sandown Park have made us feel very welcome and we are, as ever, grateful to our sponsor The Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers. This year, we have sponsorship for the filming of the lectures, generously donated by the C. B. Dennis British Beekeepers' Research Trust.

It is inevitable that we will not get everything right first time in our new venue. Please bear with us. Remember, the show is run entirely by volunteers who generously give their time and expertise. The core team grows to around 100 people at show time. A huge thank you to all the show team. Come and see the new look show. Get those entries in, book some workshops and start writing that shopping list for our expanded trade hall. See you there!

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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