NBSPOTY 2020 has now ended!

#NBSPOTY 2020 has now ended, the votes have been counted and we are delighted to announce the winning images. But just before you scroll down, thank you! We could never have predicted the wonderful and heart-warming response we’ve had to the competition, and that is a true reflection of the fantastic community we are proud to serve. The standard of images submitted went far beyond our expectations and we didn’t think it could get EVEN BETTER after last years success!

And the winner is…

We are delighted to announce the overall winner of #NBSPOTY 2020, and taking the grand prize is Helenium In The Sunshine’ by James Wong. 

Are you ready to be mesmerised by its beauty? 

The winning image ‘Helenium In The Sunshine’ shows the embrace of a bee on a stunning Helenium. The vibrant, dense and velvet-texture of the Helenium creates a beam of light in what has been a pretty crazy year! The colours, configuration, timing and patience that has come together to capture this moment is truly breathtaking. Every time we look back at this image we find something new to love!

We would like to extend our congratulations to Mr Wong, who will be taking home the grand prize of our industry-leading beehive starter kits, including a full beekeeper’s suit & accessories, smokers & other tools, helpful books and even a £50 voucher!

Our 2020 Category Winners

Below are the winners of our 12 categories. These images gained the most votes for their respective categories, and each photographer will receive a great ‘Make Your Own Bee Hotel’ kit. You never know, it may just be that small step to starting your beekeeping journey. We would like to thank our category winners who have done extremely well to come out on top – congratulations! Click the images to expand and discover more.


We’re overwintering the competition ready for release in the New Year!

The Bar is Set

Due to the fantastic response to this years competition, we are excited to announce that we will be launching #nbspoty2021 in the new year. Keep your eyes on our website, blog and social media over the coming months for all the details.

For now, enjoy all the images from this year – we won’t remove them from the category pages. Once again, we’d like to thank everyone who made #nbspoty a fantastic success this year and look forward to welcoming photographers and beekeepers, new & old, to #NBSPOTY2021.

“The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.”