IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BEES 
 

Diary Discover the events where the Bee Farmer will be appearing  

Catch up with the Bee Farmer at events during 2019. 
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February 
Appleby Magna WI 
Date: 12/02/2019 
Event Location: Heritage Centre, St Helen's church yard, Ashby 
Status: Public 7.30pm 
March 
Foundation Course in Beekeeping 
Date: 2-3/03/2019 
Event Location: Sir John More School, Top Street, Appleby Magna 
Status: Public 9am - 5pm. Entry by advance booking only 
Book your place click HERE 
Check out the syllabus HERE 
Gelato Bites - Meet the Bee Farmer 
Date: 06/03/2019 
Event Location: Gelato Village, 2 Saint Martins Square, Leicester, LE1 5DF 
Status: Public 6.30pm - 7.30pm 
Website: www.gelatovillage.co.uk Book your ticket HERE 
David McDowell is The Bee Farmer, a professional bee keeper who supplies Gelato Village with all of its honey. Find out more about the life of a bee keeper, what he makes and how he does it! Along the way there will be the chance to taste some delicious products, including Gelato Village's international award winning Bee Happy gelato, made with honey, sage and lemon zest. 
 
BeeTradex 
Date: 09/03/2019 
Event Location: NAEC, Stoneleigh – CV8 2LG 
Status: Public 9am - 4.30pm 
I am not trading at this event but it is an excellent event if you are interested in bee lectures and for equipment from top suppliers. 
 
April 
Foundation Course in Beekeeping 
Date: 6-7/04/2019 
Event Location: Chestnut Woodland Forest School, Ashby road, Moira 
Status: Public 9am - 5pm. Entry by advance booking only 
Book your place click HERE 
Check out the syllabus HERE 
Swepstone Womens Institute 
Date: 1o/04/2019 
Event Location: Heather Village Hall. 
Status: Private - 7.30pm 
 
 
Family Family Learning Star Wars 
Date: 27/04/2019 
Event Location: Century Theatre, Ashby Rd, Coalville LE67 3LN 
Status: Public - 11am - 2pm 
May 
Statfold Giant Miniature Weekend 
Date: 11-12/05/2019 
Event Location: Statfold Barn Farm, Ashby Road, Tamworth B79 0BU 
Status: Public 9am - 5pm 
A steam filled rally event for all ages. Over 100 miniature engines from across the UK will be in steam, operating alongside the narrow gauge steam trains of the SBR and of course the stunning Statfold Tramway with ex-Burton & Ashby Tramcar No14. 
Moira Canal Festival 
Date: 18-19/05/2019 
Event Location: Moira Furnace Museum, Furnace Lane, Moira, DE12 6AT 
Status: Public 9am - 5pm 
 
Friends of Leicester University Botanic Garden 
Date: 21/05/2019 
Event Location: The Knoll House, Glebe Road, Oadby, LE2 2LD 
Status: Private 11am - 12pm 
June 
Foundation Course in Beekeeping 
Date: 1st-2nd/06/2019 
Event Location: Chestnut Woodland Forest School, Ashby road, Moira 
Status: Public 9am - 5pm. Entry by advance booking only 
Book your place click HERE 
Check out the syllabus HERE 
 
Leicester Outdoor Pursuit Centre - LOPC 
Date: 8-9th/06/2019 
Event Location: Loughborough Road, Leicester, LE4 5PN 
Status: Public 9am - 5.30pm both days - 9pm.  
Website: www.lopc.co.uk 
£1 on entry and you get a ticket for one activity. Check website for deals 
Try Climbing, Inclined Beam, Bell Boating, Archery. Aerial Trekking, Powerfan, Leap of Faith, Kayaking, Canoeing and Air Rifle Shooting. 
Blackfordby Nature Group. A talk on Bees & Trees 
Date: 18/06/2019 
Event Location: Old School Room, Main Street, Blackfordby 
Status: Public 7.30pm - 9pm. £3 on the door 
 
Ashby Steam Festival 
Date: 22-23/06/2019 
Event Location: Scamhazel Farm, Boundary,  
Nr. Ashby de la Zouch, DE11 7BA 
Status: Public 9am - 4pm 
This two day event is a great outing for all the family. Visitors can step back in time and see: 
steam engines 
vintage tractors 
historical motor vehicles 
stationary engines 
miniature steam 
funfair and children's entertainment 
trade and craft stalls 
and much, much more!! 
July 
Timber Festival 
Date: 05-07/07/2019 
Event Location: Feanedock, National Forest 
Status: Public - Ticket Only. Book your tickets HERE 
Gather round all nature lovers, day dreamers, big thinkers. 
Step into an incredible weekend festival of debate, celebration and reflection in the National Forest. Timber invites you to stand up and be counted as we rethink our relationship with trees and forests. 
Sir John Moore Primary School - Summer fair 
Date: 11/07/2019 
Event Location: Top Street, Appleby Magna 
Status: Public 
A traditional school fair. Games and craft and food stalls and fo course The Bee Farmer 
 
Ashby Show 
Date: 14/07/2019 
Event Location: Cattow’s Farm, Heather 
Status: Public 
A traditional country show. Lots of judging categories, crafts, trade stands vintage vehicles, food vendors and fair rides. Book your tickets HERE 
 
Jim's Tractor Run 
Date: 28/07/2019 
Event Location: Bath Grounds, Ashby de la Zouch 
Status: Public 
Tractor Run and vintage cars parade along Market St, Ashby and park up on The Bath Grounds where there you can take a look at all the tractors and talk to the drivers. There will be live entertainment throughout the day and lots of exciting stalls including food and drink vendors and fair rides. A great family day out. Proceeds go to local charities. 
 
August 
National Honey Bee Day - Ilkeston 
Date: 17/08/2019 
Event Location: Victoria Park, Bristol Road, Ilkeston, DE7 5HA 
Status: Public. Admission free  
Join us as we learn how to "bee" aware of honeybees and celebrate their special day. Create a buzz making a bug hotel (in the pavillion) for the new bug house in the wildflower meadow and get involved with the drumming workshop on the bandstand. Plus, plant and wildlife advice and craft items for sale made by the Friends of Victoria Park and Mapperley Knit and Natter Group. Click HERE for more information. 
 
September 
Growing Business Together Celebration 
Date: 03/09/2019 
Event Location: King Power Stadium, Filbert Street, Leicester, LE2 7FL 
Status: Public but reserving a place required. Book free ticket HERE 
11.30 - 16.00 
Don’t miss this opportunity to find out about all the future support and help available to grow a successful business – includes information on new growth hub grant. 
 
Help us celebrate the achievements of the Collaborate for Growth business support project and hear about the enhanced service from the Business Gateway growth hub and other providers. This event will benefit any small or medium-sized business in Leicester or Leicestershire that wants to develop and grow 
Click HERE for website 
Ladies Group 
Date: 05/09/2019 
Event Location: The Holly Bush, Breedon on the Hill. 
Status: Private 
 
Ludlow Food Festival A talk on Slow Food and food partnerships 
Date: 14/09/2019 
Event Location: Venue to arranged, Details to follow.  
Status: Public 
 
October 
Melton Mowbray Food Festival 
Date: 5th-6th/10/2019 
Event Location: Melton Mowbray Livestock Market, LE13 1JY 
Status: Public 
The East Midlands Food Festival returns to Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire for the 16th year. it was rated as ‘one of the world’s most interesting food festivals in 2018’ by the New York Times. 
 
UK food fans will get the chance to discover over 200 stands showcasing the best food and drink from the East Midlands and beyond. Celebrity chefs such as TV’s Rachel Green and Jo Pratt gave live demonstrations in the Food Theatre and the ‘Cooking Maharaja’ offered a flavour of the East. 
 
There will be entertainment and activities for children and families as well as the regular Street Food Zone with hot dishes from around the world and for those who like spirits there will be the best of gin, rum, vodka and whisky produced within 100 miles of the venue. Book your tickets HERE 
 
 
December 
Sir John Moore Winter Fair 
Date: TBC/12/2018 
Event Location: Sir John Moore School, New Road,  
Appleby Magna. DE12 7AW 
Status: Private 7pm - 9pm 
 
 
 
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