Great Comp Garden Show Fundraiser

 

During the weekend of 13th/14th August 2011, the YDBKA had a tent at the Great Comp Garden Show, in an effort to raise funds for our branch apiary.

The weather was absolutely superb, we couldn't have hoped for better - the whole event was bathed in glorious sunshine throughout.

We held a raffle (see right), sold Chris' local Yalding honey, Pauline's home-made honey soap, and some honey moisturiser.
We also had a selection of useful leaflets and other paperwork for visitors to take away.

Chris brought along his observation hive, which was certainly a hit with the public! Thanks to the lovely weather, the bees inside were active and interesting to watch - with the queen happily laying eggs, even when under close scrutiny!

We raised a very impressive £267.10 on the day - thank to everyone who supported us.

Thanks also to all of those who attended over the two days to help out in the tent, and especially to Pauline, for all her hard work organising it all !

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Raffle Winners

1st Prize - Ticket 165 - Haughton
   Free entry for 1 year to the Yalding Gardens, with cream teas for two.

2nd Prize - Ticket 104 - Janet
   Meal for two at the Chequers Inn, Laddingford.

3rd Prize - Ticket 150 - Dawson
   Box of assorted herb plants for the garden.

 
 
Our tent at the show - pretty good, eh?!?   It was a busy day - plenty of visitors!
     
 
Chris explains what can be seen in the observation hive.   Chris explains what can be seen in the observation hive.
     
 
General shot from around the show!   General shot from around the show!
     
 
The great band who provided musical accompanyment throughout the day!   The crowds begin to gather for the grand drawing of the YDBKA Raffle!
     
 
Pauline seeks help picking a winner!   Pauline seeks help picking a winner!
     
A final thank you from Pauline to everyone who supported the YDBKA over the weekend - quite an emotional experience!