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We Did It Again!

with style…

Shrewsbury Flower Show saw us take First Prize for the Best Shop Window display and to cap it all we were awarded the Blue Ribbon Award for the Best Display in the Honey Class. Committee Members Jenny Bradford and Glyn Jones helped put the display together which saw OBKA take first place and win the prestigious accolade.

OBKA members also won Awards and Commendations in various honey classes at the Flower Show. Clare Lim won First Prize for her Capped Honeycomb, Second Prize for Two Jars of Crystallised Honey, and Third Prize For Light Liquid Honey; Sir Anthony Rigby was Highly Commended for Two Jars Light Liquid Honey; Jayne Richards was Commended for the Black Jar Class. Congratulations to all who participated and a highly successful show.

And First Prize Goes to…

Oswestry Beekeepers Association! For the Best Non-Agricultural Trade Stand at Oswestry Show.


A message from our Chairman, Sir Anthony Rigby: Dear All, Thank you for all your input, both before and on the day. What a good day it was. All find the queen cells sold. Virtually all honey sold and other products went well too. A lot of interest and potentially some new Beekeepers.

A real bonus was to receive the cup awarded for the best non-agricultural trade stand (and the £40 prize money!). So watch out for coverage; the local press have been busy with us!

See you all soon,


Next-up is Shrewsbury Flower Show where OBKA have entered a Shop Window Display which took First Prize last year! Some of our members have been very busy-bee’s (pun intended!) getting entries ready for a number of different classes at this years show. If you are attending the show this year, do pop along and take a look at our display and the entries some of our members have submitted.





Oswestry Beekeepers’ Association meet throughout the year to bring together Oswestry’s Beekeepers and bee enthusiasts. During the summer months we meet at a different location each time with a different expert guest speaker. During the winter we invite a guest speaker to join us for a talk on a whole range of subjects relating to bees and honey. See our Events page for more information.



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About us

About us

Oswestry Beekeepers’ Association is a small and informal group of beekeepers based in and around Oswestry.