Just a reminder that the AGM/Honey Show this year is 31st October 2014.
It may be early in the season but now’s the time to plan your entries for the show.
Our guest judge this year is Mr Ron White, and in keeping with previous years it’s first and foremost a fun event, however for the competitive amongst us there are 10 categories to get your teeth into including a members judged Mead category. As usual the evening will begin with the all-important AGM followed by a light supper for members while catching up and sharing bee stories from the season past, and the opportunity to sample some of the entries that are judged by members.
See the following list for categories and rules for the Honey Show. At the time of writing this there are a few competition frames left for sale so if you would like one please contact me. There will of course be £5 Thorne’s vouchers for the winner in each category and more importantly trophies in most, which you will get to keep for the year, once it has been engraved.
AGM Honey Competition
- Frame of Honey
- Black Jar
- Creamed Honey
- Honey Cake
- Wax product
- A bee related Photograph
- Home produced food item containing Honey
- Craft item made by exhibitor with a clear bee related subject
- Other hive products not covered by classes 1 – 8
Honey show rules
Honey to be exhibited in traditional 454g (1lb) BS1777 Jars
6oz honey 2 eggs-beaten
5oz butter 7oz self-raising flour
3oz soft brown sugar
Measure the honey, butter and sugar into a large pan, and heat gently until melted. Remove from the heat. Mix in the eggs and sieved flour. Turn the mixture into a greased and lined 7”/18cm diameter round cake tin. Bake in a moderate oven 180c – Gas mark 4 for 40 – 45 minutes, or until the cake is spongy in the centre and just shrinking from the edges of the tin. Cool in the tin, before turning out onto a wire rack.
Cake must be displayed in a plastic bag and on a paper plate (which will be provided by HWBKA upon entry)
Labels for each exhibit will be provided prior to the Honey Show and should be placed as follows:
Jars – horizontally 12mm up from base of jar (Black Jar under sleeve)
Frame – on top frame bar
Cake – on plastic bag
Photos – bottom right hand corner
Home produced food item – on plate
Craft item – clearly visible anywhere
Other hive product – clearly visible anywhere
Wax – on bottom of product
Mead – horizontally 12mm up from base of bottle.
Entries can be placed between 6.45 – 7.15 pm on the day of AGM Honey Show.
Thank you in anticipation for entering, if you have a queries please contact Olwyn French