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Conway Honey Market

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By neellan

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There has been a Honey Market in Conway for over 700 years, King Edward 1st gave Beekeepers the right to sell their honey every 13th September within the walls of the town from midnight to midnight with no charges, it is written in Conway’s Royal Charter and continues successfully to this day.

Despite the forecast for showers it was fine but cool, the showers kept off until late afternoon!

A few views to give you a flavour of the event -

Conway Castle from the Quay where there was also a farmers market

Here they are busy buzzing away with the results of their
efforts on the shelf below!

Welsh honey on this stall – most of the honey sold there was made in Wales!

The stalls on the square in the centre of Conway

Another plant stall – could that be Charlie Dimmock plant shopping?!

Well labelled plants on this stall and knowledgeable advice too

Plants to attract Bees – watch out for that big Bumble Bee

Not just Honey and Plants – Paradise visited Wales yesterday – with Soap and Candles that is!

A pretty selection

On the way back to the car park this view of the Quay just begged to be snapped!

I hope you enjoyed this trip to Wales’ oldest market – maybe – don’t quote me! (I should have googled it!)

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Exellent blog Ellen

14 Sep, 2013

 

Gosh that was quick Scotkat!! Thankyou it was a most enjoyable day :o)

14 Sep, 2013

 

Oh I would like to have been there! But I did bag some local Welsh honey at a nearby food Fair.

14 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you Steragram despite reports to the contrary elsewhere, Beekeeping appears to be thriving in Wales, you would have been spoiled for choice! :o)

14 Sep, 2013

 

The Place Looks Beautiful.

14 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you Lynda, It is a lovely market town with cobbled streets, Castle and Quay, the Honey Market was really interesting lots to see - and taste! :o)

14 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you for liking Drc :o)

14 Sep, 2013

 

We have many lovely memories of Conway,Neellan..and I recognise all your views..I've never heard of this yearly event,it looks very interesting..Glad the honey businesses are thriving too..did you buy anything?

15 Sep, 2013

 

Hi Neena ..
I'm glad the weather stayed dry for you.
Conway looks a lovely place to visit ....
... encouraging to see the bees and the honey !
xxx

15 Sep, 2013

 

Looks a great place to visit... the plant stalls look good.. I always head for them first.....:)))

15 Sep, 2013

 

sounds very interesting, Conway is one of my favourite holiday destinations, loved seeing your photos!

15 Sep, 2013

 

Very interesting Neelan, been every year there for 100. years, makes you think!
And other interesting stalls too, thanks xxx

15 Sep, 2013

 

How fascinating to have a whole market dedicated to bees and honey. I would have loved to have been there in such a lovely setting too.

15 Sep, 2013

 

loved your blog.

15 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you Bloomer I remember that you holidayed in Conway, I only learned about the Honey Market last month, I bought seeds for St Bruno's Lily from the Snowdonia Bee Project stall, a pretty scarf from the National Trust.....and lunch! :o)

Hi TT, It is a lovely town and the market is a super event, so pleased I found out about it and went along despite the weather forecast :o)

Thank you Holly your right it is a popular tourist town, there were lots of Plant stalls to choose from all of their plants looked healthy too :o)

Thank you Louisa you would recognize all the locations then, it is a favourite of mine too :o)

Thank you Pam yes centuries of history still up and running - basically a themed street market and good to see so many local Beekeepers represented :o)

Thank you Wildrose you are right it is a lovely setting for such a colourful event, a great place to visit and so close to Bodnant Gardens too :o)

Thank you Suey I'm pleased you enjoyed my blog :o)

Thank you for liking Lijemc :o)

15 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you for liking Moti :o)

16 Sep, 2013

 

That was a nice day out for you. I would have gone straight for the plant stalls lol ...
I think Conwy is one of the prettiest towns in North Wales :o)

16 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you Hywel it was and I did...lol I agree Conwy is a lovely town in a beautiful setting :o) liking your new avatar :o)

16 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you ... I thought I'd have a change for a while :o)

16 Sep, 2013

 

Nice one Hywel...love your Cacti flower pictures :o)

16 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you :o)

17 Sep, 2013

 

:o)

17 Sep, 2013

 

This year's Conwy Honey Fair is on Monday 14th September 2015. You can read my history of the 700-year old Honey Fair online, just google honey fair history. Also see www.conwybeekeepers.org.uk for more information.

12 Jun, 2015

 

Thank you Peterbees a timely reminder not to go on Sunday 13th this year!! I will check them both out :o)

12 Jun, 2015

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