Monday, 30 September 2013

Lancaster Beekeepers buzz back with Annual Show

Image: Dave Hamilton

Lancaster Beekeepers will be holding their Annual Honey Show on Saturday 12th October from 2.00 to 4.00pm in Hest Bank Memorial Hall.

The event includes free honey tasting and local honey for sale. Other delights include hand crafted honey, the sale beeswax products and tombola. 

Tea, coffee and homemade cakes are available.

The show is an opportunity for people to see honey and honey products that have been produced by members of local beekeeper groups and find out more about what makes good quality honey.

Honey is a premium natural food, with many benefits both nutritionally and medicinally. It is delicious in cakes and chutneys and is an essential ingredient in traditional mead – honey wine. Bees are also wax makers, which is used in candles, polish and cosmetics.

To produce the honey for us to take from the beehive, and use in these various ways, we're told these wonderful insects fly over 55,000 miles to collect a pound of honey – the equivalent to flying 1½ times round the world!

• The Show runs from 2 – 4 pm at Hest Bank Memorial Hall, Hanging Green Lane, Hest Bank and all are welcome. For a schedule, please go to www.lancaster-beekeepers.org.uk



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