Each year, the Association has a display and sales tent at the Derbyshire County Show.
The Derbyshire Beekeepers Association tent contains:
- Display boards with text and photos showing the lifecycle of honeybees, how to identify bee species etc.
- An extensive collection of beekeeping equipment for you to inspect, including several types of hives, protective clothing, smokers and honey extracters.
- A display hive containing a small colony of bees. This is always popular with our younger visitors.
- A sales stand with a selection of honeys produced by our members, wax and wax polish, candles and other products of the hive.
There are always several beekeepers on hand to answer any questions that you might have, and perhaps persuade you to try beekeeping as a hobby?
This is the main agricultural show for Derbyshire, so there are plenty of other things to see, indeed you could spend the whole day here. Many other county livestock associations have display tents, and there are several display arenas with regular competitions, demonstrations and and shows taking place (for example horses, dogs, birds of prey etc.) There are ample countryside-related shopping opportunities, and entertainments for children.
The official website for the show is available at: www.derbyshirecountyshow.org.uk.
The showground covers several fields near Elvaston castle, to the east of Derby city. On the showday, the approaches to the showground are well signposted and there is plenty of parking available.