Honey Show

Our next Honey Show is on Saturday 3rd October 2020.

Our annual Honey Show is the opportunity to show off the work of your bees and the effort that you’ve gone to in order to present it in absolute top condition. Although the event is competitive it is also a lot of fun and should not be dismissed by new beekeepers. Many is the time that a beekeeper walks off with a prize in their first year of beekeeping!

Schedule of classes

1One jar of clear light runny honey (All jars must be 340g or over)
2.One jar of clear medium or dark runny honey (All jars must be 340g or over)
3.One jar of natural granulated or soft set honey (All jars must be 340g or over)
4.One jar of clear light honey from an exhibitor who has never won a prize in any honey show (All jars must be 340g or over)
5.One ‘black jar’ of honey (The container can be of any size and any material as long as
the honey cannot be seen through the sides, judging will be solely on taste and smell)
6.One shallow comb suitable for extracting
7.One cake of beeswax (approximately 225g (8ozs), to be shown in a presentation box or
a clear plastic bag)
8.A honey cake (recipe as stated below)
9.A honey cake using ingredients and decoration of your choice (recipe to be shown)
10.A bottle of mead – 600 ml (1pint) approx (to be shown in a clear glass bottle with
a replaceable cork)
11.A photograph connected with bees or beekeeping (all exhibits must have been taken, but not necessarily processed, by the entrant. Each exhibit must be suitably mounted. Finished size A4 maximum)
12.An interesting exhibit connected with bees or beekeeping (description or history of the
item must be provided, but without mentioning the exhibitor’s name)
13.An exhibit connected with bees or beekeeping that has been made by the entrant
14a.An exhibit connected with bees or beekeeping that has been made by the entrant (junior aged 12 to 16)
14b.An exhibit connected with bees or beekeeping that has been made by the entrant (junior aged under 12)
15.Items made from products of the beehive (methods or recipes must be included)

The Schedule and Entry Form will be sent to all members a month or so before the Show.

to do

Awards

The Apis Mellifera Cup for the best honey in Show

The Major Noel Cup for the best exhibit in Show

The Lydney Apiary Tray for the winner of Class 8

The Phil Phelps Cup for the best wax in Show

The Chairman’s Cup for the entrant with the most points from all the classes (calculated by 3 points for a first prize, 2 points for a second prize, and 1 point for a third prize)

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