Honey Show – Call for Entries

Words by
Carole Finlay
Show Secretary

Enfield Beekeepers Honey Show

We are now in August and 7 weeks from our Honey Show. I hope that you have all got a copy of the rules & regulations plus the Schedule, so will be looking at the classes that you can enter. You can enter as many classes as you like, and also, enter 1 or 2 exhibits in a class. The judge decides which is the best entry of the two and then puts that forward to be judged with the rest of the entries in that class.

I hope that many of you went to Sue Lang’s Honey Show talk and that she helped you to prepare your exhibits. I was away so unable to attend unfortunately.
Have you extracted your honey? If not you need to do it soon, and sort out your honey jars, wash them, rinse them and polish them with a clean tea towel, and put a clean lid on.

CLASS 193

This is a display, use your imagination and I am sure that you can come up with something to bring a smile to my face. We used to have quite a number of entries in this class, but sadly not so many of late. The judge also likes this class. FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER, before 9pm is the last opportunity to let me know your entries.

Come on, you can all enter at LEAST 1 class, PLEASE.

Carole.

 

Here are the show Rules and classes:

SETTING UP

You are given the opportunity to set up your exhibits on SATURDAY 29th September, between 3PM-5PM, No entries accepted on SUNDAY

SHOW EVENT PASSES

Event passes can be collected from the Show Secretary when staging your exhibit.

JUDGING

Will take place on SUNDAY 30th from approximately 11.30am to 2pm.

PRESENTATION OF TROPHIES

Will take place on SUNDAY 30th at 3pm by MALCOLM GOODWIN, Principal of Capel Manor. This year the Honey Show will be open to the public from 10am, whilst the judging takes place.

VEHICLE ACCESS

You will be allowed to unload your exhibits at the tradesman’s entrance to Capel Manor, then remove your vehicle to the main car park. You do not need car parking permits this year, just park in the main or overflow car parks.

REMOVAL OF EXHIBITS

Exhibits not to be removed until the Show Secretary gives permission. All exhibits to be removed by 5pm on Sunday 30thE SEPTEMBER. Note: any exhibits not claimed by this time may be disposed of at the discretion of the Show Secretary.

EXHIBIT RULES

  1. All exhibits must be the “bona fide” property of the exhibitor and the produce of the exhibitor’s bees.
  2. Except where otherwise stated, honey must be exhibited in clear 1lb (454g) British Standard Pattern jars with standard gold lacquered screw tops.
  3. All jars and bottles must be of plain clear glass without decoration or distinguishing marks. Containers of non-standard shape may be used in Class 193 (display) only.
  4. Combs for extraction must be exhibited in approved showcases.
  5. Cut comb honey must be shown in plastic containers with transparent tops.
  6. Cakes must be baked by the beekeeper or partner and exhibited wrapped in cellophane/cling-film, not on plates.
  7. Labels on jars and bottles must be fixed ½ inch (13mm) from the bottom of the jar.
  8. Labels on combs must be fixed on the upper face of the top bar, on one of the lugs.
  9. Labels on cakes and wax must be fixed to the upper surface of the cake/wax, and not on the wrapping.
  10. No labels other than those issued by the Show Secretary are allowed.
  11. Exhibitors may not enter more than two exhibits in any one class, however only one prize will be awarded in any one class to an exhibitor.
  12. The Novice Class is open to any competitor who has not previously won 1st, 2nd or 3rd in any honey show.
  13. The gift honey class 194 will be given to local residential homes after the show.
  14. Stewards are permitted to transfer entries found to be wrongly entered in a class.
  15. Although every care will be taken of exhibits, no responsibility can be taken for loss or damage.
  16. In class 196 the 3 jars need to contain 3 different types of honey, i.e. chunk, granulated, light, medium or dark.

TROPHIES AND CERTIFICATES

FRANK SWAIN SILVER CHALLENGE CUP –
Presented to the member gaining the highest points in all classes

HUNTER CUP –
Presented to the member exhibiting the best honey in the show

FITZ TANKARD –
Presented to the member exhibiting the best mead in the show

JUBILEE TROPHY –
Presented to the member exhibiting the best wax in the show

DEREK FINLAY TROPHY –
Presented to the winner of Class 195

JOYCE LOCKHEAD TROPHY –
Presented to the winner of Class 196

CORR CUP –
Presented to the winner of Class 188

EXHIBIT CLASSES

  1. TWO JARS OF LIGHT LIQUID HONEY
  2. TWO JARS OF MEDIUM LIQUID HONEY
  3. TWO JARS OF DARK LIQUID HONEY
  4. TWO JARS OF GRANULATED HONEY
  5. TWO JARS OF CHUNK HONEY
  6. ONE PIECE OF CUT COMB HONEY
  7. ONE COMB FOR EXTRACTION
  8. NOVICE CLASS

Two jars of liquid honey of any one colour

  1. ONE BOTTLE OF SWEET MEAD
  2. ONE BOTTLE OF DRY MEAD
  3. ONE CAKE OF BEESWAX

Of not more than 8oz (225g) in weight – to be displayed on black disc provided

  1. ONE HONEY CAKE

Made to the new recipe attached. Wrap in cling-film only

  1. DISPLAY

A display of not less than four items using honey or wax, arranged for effect in a space not exceeding 2ft x 2ft (61cm x 61cm)

  1. GIFT CLASS

One jar of liquid honey of any colour

  1. AN EXHIBIT ASSOCIATED WITH BEEKEEPING NOT COVERED IN ANY OTHER CLASS
  2. THREE JARS OF HONEY

Jars of 3 different types of honey, i.e. chunk, granulated, light, medium or              dark

HONEY CAKE NOTES

RECIPE

  • 7oz.(200g) Self Raising Flour
  • 5oz.(150g) Butter
  • 4oz.(100g) Soft Brown Sugar
  • 6oz.(175g) Clear Honey
  • 1 tablespoon of Water
  • 2 Eggs

METHOD

  1. Grease and line a 7 ½” – 8½” round baking tin
  2. Turn oven to 350 ℉/180 ℃/ gas mark 4/ fan 160℃
  3. In a saucepan melt together butter, honey and sugar. Add water. Allow to cool
  4. Beat eggs well, then add them alternatively with the sifted flour to the butter/honey mixture
  5. Bake middle shelf for approximately 55 minutes

N.B. THE FINISHED CAKE TO MEASURE BETWEEN 7½” and 8½” diameter

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