National Vegetable Society

The next meeting will be at Fairfield Village Hall on Thursday 29 August  at 8.00pm.

All about Bees and Beekeeping by DAVID MILLS

We are pleased to welcome David Mills who is a local man and he has been keeping Bees for 45 years. He is currently Vice President of the Worcestershire Beekeepers Association, a position he has held for the last 10 years. He began with a single hive at Far Forest. He now lives near Stourport and has 10 hives at various locations in the surrounding area.

As Growers we all appreciate the important role of Bees in our food chain, David is very enthusiastic about his hobby and will no doubt give us a better understanding of our Buzzing Friends.

This evening will also incorporate our Annual Show and the hall will be open for Staging from 7.00 to 7.55 pm.  Judging to commence at 8.00 pm by our National Judge GRAHAM LINK FNVS.

There are Classes for both Experienced Growers and Novices/Beginners.

This year we are introducing a new Class for NON MEMBERS/VISITORS to exhibit one dish of any single variety of vegetable(s). The DA has sponsored £10 Prize money for this Class.

All Exhibitors have FREE ENTRY to both the SHOW and the BEE TALK.

Anyone who would like a Show Schedule please contact Show Organiser Roy James.

There will be NVS books and growing guides on sale.

New Members are welcome and there will be an opportunity to learn about other events and activities of the NVS. In the Midland Region.

For non members there is a £3 admission fee which includes Tea/Coffee and Biscuits.

Anyone interested in growing vegetables is welcome to attend.

Fairfield Village Hall is situated on the B 4091 (Stourbridge to Bromsgrove Road) about 2.25 miles from J4 on the M5. For anyone using Sat. Nav. the Post Code of the Village Hall is B61 9LZ.

If anyone requires a map, directions or other information please contact:

Roy James on Tel: 01527 831508 or email roy_james2 @sky.com (preferred).