We’d like to take this opportunity to dive a little deeper into our wonderful photography competition, #nbspoty 2019

The National Bee Supplies Photographer of the Year competition (#nbspoty) is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the wonderful world of bees. Just as bees provide us with many wonderful products and experiences, we’d like to give back to the beekeeping community – and what better way to do that than with a good competition?! 

Whether you’re an experienced lens-smith or a handy phonetographer, we’d love you to get involved and capture a snapshot our fuzzy little friends. This year we have 12 categories, including “Honeycomb”, “Hives” and “In Flight”, each highlighting different areas of a bee’s life and surroundings.


So, other than overflowing satisfaction and the chance to showcase your apiary, why would you enter? 

This year we also have over £1000 worth of prizes, including a 2-night, all-inclusive stay at the renowned Lewtrenchard Manor, close to our home in Okehampton – we’ll even help with travel! If you’d prefer to stay close to your hive, you can exchange the trip for £250 in NBS vouchers. 

We’re opening up the first round of voting to patrons of our shop and blog, who will decide the winners of each category. It’s really easy to vote, all you need to do is find an image which inspires you and click the little heart – no registration required! 

From these 12 winning images, our expert panel of judges will pick one overall winner of #nbspoty 2019. There are no specific criteria for this decision, other than it simply must take their breath away. Their pick will be crowned as the 2019 champion and the photographer responsible will be awarded this year’s grand prize! 

For more information about prizes, judging and a useful list of FAQs, please click here. You can find all of the fine details, including T&Cs, on our rules page.