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Once again I should like to thank all the loyal team of helpers who so generously gave up their time during the Bank Holiday weekend to help in setting up this year's display and returning on Saturday evening to dismantle the stalls.   Without their hard work and invaluable assistance the Bee & Honey Marquee would be incomplete.                

Thanks must also go to the many stewards who gave up their time to man the stalls during the Show.   Their interaction with the visitors is so important and was, I am sure, much appreciated by everyone.   I hope the stewards, both experienced and new, enjoyed their time at the Show and will look forward to returning next year.

Mention must be made of the Somerset members who also gave up their time to dress and run the stand and their efforts in talking to the general public, encouraging new members to Somerset.

Once again the children's area was much appreciated and thanks must go to the hard-working members who were kept busy during the four days.

David Pearce was again successful in the Honey Show, in winning with the most points in classes 6 – ll and also the most points overall of any Somerset bee-keeper displaying their wares.

Again many thanks to all those members who partook in one way or another in making this year's Show the success it was.   The County Shield was awarded once again to Somerset – as we all know it was only on loan to Wiltshire in 2016!

 Ken Tredgett

2018 dates for your diaries

SBKA Lecture Day, Saturday, 17th February at the Edgar Hall Somerton

SBKA Special Lecture, Wednesday, 25th April at the Edgar Hall Somerton

Taunton Honey Show and County Honey Show

4th and 5th August 2017

Here are the results!