Events

Each year, we participate in a number of local shows and community events to give people an opportunity to learn more about beekeeping, the importance of bees and how they can be helped.  You can usually also buy some of our members’ honey.

Rickmansworth Canal Festival – 22nd May 2022

The Rickmansworth Festival takes place on the third weekend of May every year and celebrates canals, the community and the environment.

The top attraction for many is the wonderful array of canal boats from across the country – a terrific spectacle, with at least 100 craft of many types and histories moored along the towpath up to four deep. But there are things to do, see and enjoy whatever your interests, and whatever your age.

WHBKA will have a stall at this year’s event – back after being cancelled in 2020/21… Come and join us! More information here…

Croxley Revels – 18th June 2022

The WHBKA has supported the Croxley Revels on Croxley Green for many years and it is the most important community event in our calendar.

The Croxley Revels is one of the largest traditional summer village fayres held annually on the Saturday closest to the summer solstice. The Revels, which includes a traditional Maypole dance, dates back to the 1920’s and was featured in Metro-land, the 1973 television documentary by John Betjeman.

At our stand, you can meet beekeepers, try and buy honey, try home-made honey cake and find out more about the many beautiful plants you can grow to help pollinators.  You may even see a queen bee in our display hive! 

Visitors to our stall
Where’s the queen?
Choosing Bee-friendly plants

In 2012, we were delighted to win the Algy Hedges Plate for the most original stall, presented by David Gauke MP. In 2015, our stall won the Coach and Horses Cup for the most original stall which was also presented by David Gauke MP.  Why not come and judge for yourself!

We would like to thank Ayletts Nurseries for providing a superb selection of bee friendly plants for us to display every year since 2016.

Chorleywood Village Day – 9th July

Also returning after a two year break – please joins us at Chorleywood if you can. This is a fabulous fun-filled day with a wide range of attractions and activities for all the family including a dog show, arena performances, themed Environmental & kids Zones and lots more. More information here…

National Honey Show – 27th to 29th October

The National Honey Show is the UK’s premier honey show with international classes, Lecture Convention and Workshops.

The show has nearly two hundred and fifty Competitive Classes to test your skills and attracts beekeepers from all over the world to compete for the much coveted trophies and prize cards. More information here…