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Association Annual Honey Show
21st September 2019 @ 10:00 am - 22nd September 2019 @ 5:00 pm
One event on 25th January 2020 at 10:00am
Our annual Honey Show is fast approaching. and it’s a great event for all the family.
If you’re one of our beekeepers, you will have received a copy of our Schedule and the various classes that you can enter. Enter as many classes as you like and you may enter one or two exhibits in EACH 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.
Please phone your entries to our Show Secretary:
Carole Finlay, 19 Wood View, Cuffley, Herts. EN6 4RE
Telephone: 01707 884581
Deadline: 21.00 on THURSDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2019
Note: No entries allowed after this deadline
You are given the opportunity to set up your exhibits on FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER, between 18.00 -20.00. No entries accepted on Saturday.
SHOW EVENT PASSES
Event passes can be collected from the Show Secretary when staging your exhibit.
Will take place on SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER from approximately 09.30am to 13.00. This year the Honey Show will be open to the public from 10am, whilst the judging takes place.
PRESENTATION OF TROPHIES
The trophy presentations will take place on SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER at 15.00 by Malcolm Goodwin, Principal of Capel Manor.
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 4.30pm on SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER. Note: any exhibits not claimed by this time may be disposed of at the discretion of the Show Secretary.
- All exhibits must be the “bona fide” property of the exhibitor and the produce of the exhibitor’s bees.
- Except where otherwise stated, honey must be exhibited in clear 1lb (454g) British Standard Pattern jars with standard gold lacquered screw tops.
- 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.
- Combs for extraction must be exhibited in approved showcases.
- Cut comb honey must be shown in plastic containers with transparent tops.
- Cakes must be baked by the beekeeper or partner and exhibited wrapped in cellophane/cling-film, not on plates.
- Labels on jars and bottles must be fixed ½ inch (13mm) from the bottom of the jar.
- Labels on combs must be fixed on the upper face of the top bar, on one of the lugs.
- Labels on cakes and wax must be fixed to the upper surface of the cake/wax, and not on the wrapping.
- No labels other than those issued by the Show Secretary are allowed.
- 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.
- The Novice Class is open to any competitor who has not previously won 1st, 2nd or 3rd in any honey show.
- The gift honey class 194 will be given to local residential homes after the show.
- Stewards are permitted to transfer entries found to be wrongly entered in a class.
- Although every care will be taken of exhibits, no responsibility can be taken for loss or damage.
- 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
- TWO JARS OF LIGHT LIQUID HONEY
- TWO JARS OF MEDIUM LIQUID HONEY
- TWO JARS OF DARK LIQUID HONEY
- TWO JARS OF GRANULATED HONEY
- TWO JARS OF CHUNK HONEY
- ONE PIECE OF CUT COMB HONEY
- ONE COMB FOR EXTRACTION
- NOVICE CLASS
Two jars of liquid honey of any one colour
- ONE BOTTLE OF SWEET MEAD
- ONE BOTTLE OF DRY MEAD
- ONE CAKE OF BEESWAX
Wax to weigh NOT LESS than 8oz (225g) in weight. It needs to be displayed on black disc provided.
- ONE HONEY CAKE
Made to the new recipe attached. Wrap in cling-film only
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). 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. Closing date for entries is FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER, before 9.00pm
- GIFT CLASS
One jar of liquid honey of any colour
- AN EXHIBIT ASSOCIATED WITH BEEKEEPING NOT COVERED IN ANY OTHER CLASS
- THREE JARS OF HONEY
Jars of 3 different types of honey, i.e. chunk, granulated, light, medium or dark
HONEY CAKE NOTES
- 7oz.(200g) Self Raising Flour
- 5oz.(150g) Butter
- 4oz.(100g) Soft Brown Sugar
- 6oz.(175g) Clear Honey
- 1 tablespoon of Water
- 2 Eggs
- Grease and line a 7 ½” – 8½” round baking tin
- Turn oven to 350 ℉/180 ℃/ gas mark 4/ fan 160℃
- In a saucepan melt together butter, honey and sugar. Add water. Allow to cool
- Beat eggs well, then add them alternatively with the sifted flour to the butter/honey mixture
- Bake middle shelf for approximately 55 minutes
N.B. THE FINISHED CAKE TO MEASURE BETWEEN 7½” and 8½” diameter