Cheshire Beekeepers Association has won its fourth Gold Medal at the RHS Tatton flower show. 

Pamela Hatton, President of Cheshire BKA, said: "We are particularly pleased as growing conditions this year have been very challenging due to the hot, dry weather. Stuart Hatton did a magnificent job with the plant display.

"The set-up team and the stewards all worked really hard over the five days of the show with candle-rolling, demonstrating how bees live in a modern beehive, encouraging visitors to plant for pollinators, selling honey and generally talking about bees and beekeeping. We also offered a bee quiz."

A new feature this year was live demonstrations of handling bees using two hives in a netted enclosure. The demonstration hive sited next to the enclosure proved so popular it needed beekeepers in constant attendance. 

Someone commented: "All those bees and not one sting all week!" 

BBKA would like to congratulate Cheshire Beekeepers Association for another prize-winning display in the bee tent and we are so pleased that all their hard work as paid off.