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Honey show classes

Honey

All honey entries must be in standard 1lb (454g) squat honey jars with screw or twist on lids (except classes 5 and 8). Lids may be plain metal or plastic.

1 Two matching 1lb jars of light honey

2 Two matching 1lb jars of medium honey

3 Two matching 1lb jars of dark honey

4a Two matching 1lb jars of naturally-crystallised honey.

4b Two matching 1lb jars of soft set honey.

5 Two matching jars of honey not as in classes 1 to 4a. (eg. chunk, ling, jar variations, etc.)

6 One piece cut comb, minimum gross weight 225g (8oz), in container with transparent lid

7 One standard comb of honey showing the work of the bees. In bee-proof show case (note: combs may have crystallised honey in them without penalty).

8 Gift, One jar of honey of any size or type. (Donated after the show to Willen Hospice)

9 Six matching 1lb jars of honey presented labelled as for legal sale under current rules.

10 One section of honey, round or square

11 A single jar of honey, wrapped in foil or painted black - to be judged on taste and aroma only.

Wax

All Wax in classes 12 to 15 inclusive must be beekeeper's own. This rule does not apply to class 15a.

12 One cake of beeswax, 200g to 255g (7 to 9 oz approx)

13 Class not used

14 Six matching cakes of beeswax. Each 28g.

15 Three matching beeswax candles Dipped or from a mould displayed erect, ready to burn. No decoration or dyes to be used.

15a Three matching beeswax candles Rolled, displayed erect, ready to burn. No decoration or dyes to be used.

Cake

16 One honey fruit cake, as per recipe provided. Cakes must be displayed on paper plates, within clear plastic bags, both provided by the show secretary on the day.

17 One plain honey cake, as per recipe provided. Cakes must be displayed on paper plates, within clear plastic bags, both provided by the show secretary on the day.

Fudge

18 Honey fudge as per recipe provided, eight square pieces on a plate

Mead

Classes 19-21 must in clear punted bottles with plastic/cork stoppers

19 One bottle dry mead

20 One bottle sweet mead

21 One bottle Honey Wine, label stating main ingredients apart from honey

Crafts

22 One item made or produced by the exhibitor, relevant to beekeeping either by its uses or subject, or by being made using beehive produce. Could include, for example: cookery or preserves; skeps; inventions; paintings; cosmetics; needlework; woodwork. Excludes items covered by classes 1-21. Please let us know in advance if your craft entry needs a lot of space, hanging up, or a special display

22a Photograph taken by Beekeeper, showing any of the following: Honey, beeswax, honeybees, the craft of beekeeping, Beekeeping through the seasons. A4 size maximum, may be mounted or unmounted.

Novice classes

This class can be entered by anyone who has not won a First Prize in a Honey Show judged by BBKA Honey Show Rules.

23 Two 1lb jars of clear honey, of any colour but matching

24 Two 1lb jars of crystallised honey, of any type but matching

25 One cake of beeswax, between 110g and 170g (4 to 6 oz.)

Children's Classes (any child up to 16 years on date of Honey Show)

These entries must be the child’s own work, with only age appropriate assistance given.

26 One Craft item (model, photograph, cookery, needlework)

27 One jar of honey, any type.

Miscellaneous

28. Composite class. Any 4 from list:

  • Frame of Honey in beeproof case ready for extraction. (May be the same frame as class 7).
  • 1 Jar Light honey
  • 1 jar Medium Honey
  • 1 jar Dark Honey
  • 1 piece Cut Comb in container with see through lid, Minimum weight 226g (8oz)
  • 1 Candle (Dipped, poured or moulded)
  • 1 piece of Beeswax, between 200 and 255g.

Note – Frame of Honey for extraction can be the same as Class 7, all other items must be unique.

29. A Shop Display
1m x 1m x 1m display space. To include: Honey ready for sale. Beeswax for sale in any form, any other Beekeeping items for sale (can include fudge/sweets/cakes). Current legislation for labelling must be followed for all items.