Fur, Feather and Farm
Get up close with the friendly animals in Fur, Feather and Farm and if you have any questions, their owners are on hand for you to quiz.
BEES AND HONEY
It's the Herefordshire Beekeepers turn to host the central display in the dedicated Bees and Honey marquee and welcome you to their display featuring aspects of pollination throughout the beekeeping year. Find out about the different types of beehives and follow how they have developed from log hives and skeps to modern-day movable frames and flow hives. You can also find out about the diversity of modern hives, from top bar to bee shelters and houses.
Watch the experts as they demonstrate the hives’ different features and how they work using 3D cutaways. A skep maker will also show you the traditional craft that turns straw into a hive!
Don’t forget to take this opportunity to talk to beekeepers from the three counties about their fascination with these creatures and taste some honey.
There's a reason that rabbits are such popular pets. This is the ideal place to talk to the experts about keeping these adorable animals and meet some of the beautiful breeds on display.
Alpacas are one of the more unusual animals on display at the show. Find out about what their fleeces are used for and watch them compete in daily classes. Their owners are around to answer any questions, and you can even pick up handmade alpaca products.
Goats are fantastic animals for grazing small holdings and their fleece can be spun in to some magnificent garments. We have Angora, Pygmy, Dairy, and Boer Goats on display. They are competing over the weekend, with the different breeds featuring on the following days:
- Angora Goats – Friday (fleeces on Saturday)
- Pygmy Goats – Saturday
- Dairy Goats – Saturday and Sunday
- Boer Goats – Saturday and Sunday