The Observation Hive The Volunteer Team The Activities Table - Maurice demonstrates candle rolling
The association was invited by the organisers of the Dalkeith Agricultural Show to participate at the Annual Show which is held every year at Dalkeith Country Park. The invitation which came via committee member Maurice Gallagher was readily accepted and a team of member volunteers led by Vice Chair, Martin Vevers made preparations for the day and made themselves available on Saturday 13 July to promote beekeeping and the NBA to show visitors. having a stand at the show enables us to promote the art and craft of beekeeping as well as the association and to raise funds to support the many activities undertaken throughout the year. sales were brisk throughout the day and a total of £820 was raised from the sale of bee related products.
The beekeepers of the future were not forgotten and Maurice Gallagher organised an activities table that offered candle rolling, colouring and a computer game. Another attraction was an observation hive containing live bees going about their daily work. It was of interest to all visitors to the NBA stand, young and old.
The icing on the cake for all members participating was to win the trophy for the Best Non Agricultural Stand. The award was presented to Martin in the main arena. The trophy can be seen on display at the Bee Academy. The runner up was the National Farmers Union (NFU) and in third place was the Royal highland Educational Trust (RHET)
The trophy presentation - Best Non Agricultural Stand
Martin receiving the award on behalf of the association
(Helen & Jubin lend their support)