National Honey Week 22nd – 28th 2018. 

The BBKA celebrates National Honey in the last week of October, to celebrate the unique, natural substance, honey.

Alone among all the creatures on this earth, the honey bee produces honey which humans can eat.  We celebrate the amazing qualities of honey and the importance of caring for honey bees and our environment responsibly during this week. 

Local beekeeping associations up and down the country will be running activities to coincide the week, please check your local association website for details.

The BBKA will publish the results of its annual honey survey this week.  The BBKA’s honey survey tells us about the honey crop each year and is often considered an indicator of the state of our natural world and weather conditions in the preceding year. 

The BBKA also invites people to show their interest in honey bees during this week by becoming a ‘virtual beekeeper’ to  ‘Adopt a Beehive’ and join its charitable fund-raising scheme.

The week concludes with the National Honey Show taking place from Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th October 2018, at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey.