Bees & Honey

Ever wondered exactly what goes on inside a beehive? You can find out just how busy those bees are at one of the hourly live hive demonstrations from 11.00am onwards on each day of the South of England Show (weather permitting) in the Bees & Honey tent.

If you’re aged over 18 and fit and healthy you can even get involved yourself when the experts open up one of the three hives and explain how the fascinating process of making honey works. There will also be observation hives with glass panels so you can get a really close look without the need for protective clothing.

Local honey, cut comb and beeswax products will be on sale plus top quality bee keeping equipment from Paynes of Hassocks, beeswax candles from Dragon’s Breath and lotions, potions and creams made from honey & beeswax from Pauline Sparks. Prize-winning honey of all types and colours will be on display on the Show Stand.

Find out how charity Bees Abroad is helping to alleviate poverty in developing countries by working with the local communities to create their own sustainable bee keeping industry, learn more about the very important work that’s being done to protect the endangered bumble bee and discover the ancient art of ‘encaustic painting’ using melted wax.

Click below for the 2019 Schedule and Booking form