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Competitive Classes 2019

The National Honey Show has nearly two hundred and fifty competitive classes to test your skills.

Also see Rules and Regulations and Guidance for Exhibitors.

Need an entry form or printable PDF version see Download Schedule.

Quick class links: 9, 25, 126, 140, 151, 201, 221, 241, 261, 281, 301.

For details of cups, trophies and other awards see printed schedule or 2018 Results.

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES
Unless otherwise stated, all exhibits will be staged by Show Stewards.

Honey Classes

OPEN TO THE WORLD (No entry fee) Rule 5a does not apply to classes 1-6, but jars must be uniform. Following difficulties experienced in previous years, Overseas Exhibitors are reminded of EU rules. UK Customs are implementing an EU Council Directive 95/23/EC dated 29 April 1996. Please check import requirements before entering the UK. These restrictions relate to hive products, but have no impact on other classes.

1. Twenty four Jars of Honey. The exhibit may consist of honey of one, two, three or four kinds, in equal numbers. First: Hamlin Cup, ‘Gold Medal’ and £50; Second: ‘Silver Medal’ and £30, Third: ‘Bronze Medal’ and £20; Fourth: £10. (Endowed by Mr Bob Maurer)

2. Two Jars of Clear Honey (Gift Class, Honey from outside of the EU will become property of the NHS.) A matched pair in any type and size of clear, colourless, commercially obtainable glass or plastic container up to 500g net, demonstrating the quality, economical packaging and attractiveness of honey as a marketable commodity. Only labels supplied by the NHS to be affixed to the containers. First: £20; Second: £14; Third: £10. (Sponsor: Freeman & Harding Ltd)

3. Three Jars of Honey (Gift Class, Honey from outside of the EU will become property of the NHS). Any one colour or naturally crystallised (not stirred), First: Hender Cup and ‘Gold Medal’ and £30; Second: ‘Silver Medal’ and £20; Third: ‘Bronze Medal’ and £10. (Sponsor: the Federation of Irish Beekeepers)

4. Twelve Jars Light, Medium, Dark, Crystallised or Soft Set, (Ling Heather excluded) but all of the same; to be shown in 340g, 454g (1 lb) or 500g jars labelled as offered for sale. Besides the quality of the honey the attractiveness of the labels will be taken into consideration by the judges. Rule 23 applies. First: Apis Club Commemoration Cup and £25; Second: £15; Third: £10.

5. Two Jars of Liquid Honey. Judges comments will be provided for every exhibit for this class only. Prize Cards will be awarded but no prize money. No more than two entries per exhibitor. Rule 13 does not apply.

6. Two Jars of Set Honey. Judges comments will be provided for every exhibit for this class only. Prize Cards will be awarded but no prize money. No more than two entries per exhibitor. Rule 13 does not apply.

CLASSES OPEN TO THE WORLD EXCEPT FOR THE BRITISH ISLES, THE CHANNEL ISLES AND THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND (No entry fee) Rule 5a does not apply but jars must be uniform in size and shape.

9. ▲Three Containers of Honey (Gift Class, Honey from outside of the EU will become property of the NHS). Three containers of any type and size of clear colourless glass or plastic container up to 500g net. Only labels supplied by the NHS to be affixed to the containers. Any one colour or naturally crystallised (not stirred). First: ‘Gold Medal’ and £30; Second: ‘Silver Medal’ and £20; Third: ‘Bronze Medal’ and £10. Labels must be as near to the correct place as the pattern of jar allows.

10. Two Containers of Clear Honey (Gift Class, Honey from outside of the EU will become property of the NHS). A matched pair in any type and size of clear colourless glass or plastic container up to 500g net. Only labels supplied by the NHS to be affixed to the containers. First: ‘Medal of Ukraine’ and £30; Second: £20; Third: £10. Labels must be as near to the correct place as the pattern of jar allows. (Endowed by The Brotherhood of Ukrainian Beekeepers.)

11. Three Beeswax Candles (Gift) up to and including 35mm (1½ in) in diameter, one to be lit by the judge. First: £20; Second: £14; Third: £10.

12. ▲One Container of Clear Honey from a Beekeeping Project run by a Charitable Organisation. A container of any type and size of clear colourless glass or plastic container up to 500g net from any beekeeping project. Only labels supplied by the NHS to be affixed to the containers. First: £20; Second: £14; Third: £10.

CLASSES FROM 15 to 42 INCLUSIVE ARE OPEN TO ALL BEEKEEPERS IN THE BRITISH ISLES INCLUDING THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND (NHS members free. Non members £1 per entry.)

15. Nine Jars and One shallow Frame of Honey suitable for extraction. The jars must be three of each of Light, Medium and Naturally Crystallised (not stirred). First: Crystal Palace Cup and £10; Second £7; Third £5. (Endowed by Warwickshire BKA)

DISPLAY

16. Decorative Exhibit to Display Honey together with pure Moulded Beeswax or Mead or both. (In addition to decorative material, coloured Beeswax and any size or shape jar may be used). Quantity of Honey staged to be at least 7.25kg (16 lb). Base size not to exceed 1000mm x 1000mm. Maximum height 1500mm from the table top. First: The Ross Rose Bowl and £50; Second: £30; Third: £20; Fourth: £10. Exhibitors are responsible for unpacking, staging and repacking their exhibits. The Judges will taste the honey and mead. Rule 3 applies. Dimensions must be stated on the entry form.

17. Counter Display of extracted Honey Only. 1.5kg to 5.5kg (3 lb to 12 lb) extracted Honey to be exhibited in containers of any shape, type or size, labelled with the Exhibitor’s own labels including name and address and in any form of display. Decorative material may be used, but not other products of the hive Display is not to exceed 600mm x 600mm Dimensions must be stated on the entry form. To be judged for quality and sales appeal. The object of this class is to encourage originality and artistry in the presentation of honey for public sale. First: Badgerdell Cup and £20; Second: £10; Third: £5. Rules 3 and 24 apply. (Sponsor: Cheshire BKA)

18. A ‘For Sale’ Display of Honey (extracted & comb) and Beeswax Products labelled with the exhibitor’s own labels. Display is not to exceed 600mm x 600mm. (Mead is not permitted). Dimensions must be stated on the entry form. To be judged for quality and sales appeal. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. Rules 3 and 24 apply.

EXTRACTED HONEY See Rule 5

25. Two Jars Light. First: Plender Cup and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5; Fourth: £2. 26. Two Jars Medium. First: E.H. Thorne Trophy and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5; Fourth: £2.

27. Two Jars Dark. First: The Chomhnascadh Cumann Beachairí na h-Éireann (FIBKA) Trophy and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5; Fourth: £2. (Endowed by MJ Badger, MBE)

28. Two Jars Chunk. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (Should contain approximately 50% cut comb). (Sponsor: Bucks County BKA)

29. Two Jars Ling Heather. First: The John Sturdy Cup and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (see Trophy Note 11). (Endowed by Devon BKA)

30. Two Jars Soft Set. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (Sponsor: Bucks County BKA). (see Trophy note 4)

31. Two Jars Naturally Crystallised (not stirred). First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (Endowed by Northamptonshire BKA)

32. Six Jars of Honey, any type but all matching, produced and entered by a branch apiary. No entry fee First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (Endowed by Surrey BKA)

33. Three Jars of Different Types of Honey, any combination, e.g. Light, Medium, Dark, Chunk, Soft Set or Crystallised. First: £20; Second: £14; Third: £10 (Endowed by Newhouse Apiary)

COMB HONEY See Rule 6.

35. Two Square Sections Ling Heather. First: E. Graham Burtt Cup and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (See Trophy Note 11) (Endowed by Devon BKA)

36. Two Square Sections. (Open only to Exhibitors who have not previously won this trophy).First: Burnett Cup and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (Endowed by Worcestershire BKA).

37. Two Square Sections free from Ling Heather. First : The McCormick Cup and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

38. Two Round Sections. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (Endowed by Bornemouth and Dorset South BKA)

39. One Frame of Honey any size. To be suitable for extracting. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (See Trophy Note 5)

40. One Frame of Ling Heather, any size. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (See Trophy Note 11). (Sponsored by BIBBA)

41. Container of Cut Comb, free from Ling Heather. First: Combings Cup and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (Endowed by Somerset BKA)

42. Container of Cut Comb. Ling Heather. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (See Trophy Note 11)

CLASSES FROM 45 TO 104, inclusive, ARE OPEN TO THE WORLD BEESWAX (NHS members free. Non members £1 each entry) Prize money in the Beeswax Classes 45-56 has been donated by the Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers. For candle classes, see Guidance Notes and Rule 7.

45. One Piece, not patterned, at least 454g (1lb) weight and at least 25mm (1in.) thick. First: The Wax Bowl and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

46. One Piece, minimum weight 340g (12oz) prepared for commercial purposes (eg cosmetics).The block may be broken for judging so perfect moulding is not required. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

47. Three Matching Plain Beeswax Candles, not patterned, up to and including 38mm (1½ inch) in diameter; all made by Moulding. One to be lit by the Judge. First: ‘Gold Medal’ and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

48. Three Matching Plain Beeswax Candles, not patterned, over 38mm (1½ in.) in diameter, all made by Moulding. One to be lit by the Judge. First: ‘Gold Medal’ and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

49. Three Matching Beeswax Candles. All to be made by dipping or pouring, no mould to be used. One to be lit by Judge. First: The Candlestick Trophy, ‘Gold Medal’ and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

50. ▲Three Ornamental Beeswax Candles made by moulding and matching in all respects. No colouring of wax or additional decoration permitted. One to be lit by the judge, First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

51. Two Decorative Beeswax Candles, made by rolling, colouring permitted, matching in all respects. One to be lit by the Judge. No flammable decoration other than beeswax permitted. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

52. ▲Two Beeswax Models, each to be one piece, moulded and matching in all respects. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. Dimensions must be stated on the entry form.

53. One Beeswax Model, not moulded. Colour and wire may be used if required, (Candles excluded). First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (See Rule 6). Dimensions must be stated on the entry form.

54. Display of Beeswax Flowers. Colouring and wire permitted. Container not to be judged. First: The Liz and Mike Duffin Cup and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (See Rule 6)

55. ▲A Display of Beeswax, minimum six pieces, colouring permitted, displayed on a base maximum size 450mm x 450mm. First: £10, Second: £7, Third: £5 Dimensions must be stated on the entry form.

56. ▲Beeswax Wrap, two matching pieces. Each 30cm square. Made from Beeswax only, no additional oils/resins permitted. A display board will be provided by the Show. One piece of wrap will be used to wrap a food item which will be supplied by the Show on Wednesday. No Exhibits will be accepted on the Thursday. First: £10, Second: £7, Third: £5.

MEAD. See Rule 8.

60. Mead, Dry (one bottle). First: Mead Makers’ Mazer and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (Endowed by Gloucestershire BKA)

61. Mead, Sweet (one bottle). First: Millennium Mead Coaster and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

62. One bottle of Dry Mead and One bottle of Sweet Mead. First: The Harry Riches Memorial Trophy and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

63. Metheglin or Hypocras, Dry or sweet (one bottle). . First: The Millennium Metheglin Coaster and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (Endowed by Hampshire BKA)

64. Melomel or Pyment Dry or sweet (one bottle) First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

65. Cyser (one bottle) First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

HONEY BEER (Entry Fee £5)

The Mr Leslie Thorne Trophy will be awarded to the best entry in Classes 76 or 77.

76. Honey Beer, any style, 3 bottles or cans. The beer should be commercially available, correctly labelled for sale and honey must be an ingredient. First: ‘Gold Medal’; Second: ‘Silver Medal’; Third: ‘Bronze Medal’ (NHS members free. Non members £1 each entry)

77. Honey Beer, any style, 2 bottles, minimum 330ml, not commercially available. Honey must be an ingredient. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

78. ▲Braggot. 2 bottles, minimum 330ml, not commercially available. Honey must be an ingredient. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

DISPLAY

80. A display of Home-produced Products containing Honey and/or Beeswax, each item labelled for information. Display dimensions must not exceed 600mm x 600mm. All displays to be a minimum of 6 different, and maximum of 10 items containing honey and/or beeswax as ingredients. All containers will be opened for judging. Decorative materials may be used. First: The Jill Foster Memorial Trophy and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. This is a good class for the encouragement of home craft and artistry. The display should include items in which honey and/or beeswax plays an important part. imensions must be stated on the entry form. (Candles, Honey, Mead and Wax are not permitted even as decorative material).

81. An attractive Model incorporating Honey for Sale. First: National Cup and £20; Second: £10; Third: £5. The Exhibitor’s own labels including name and address must be used. Dimensions must be stated on the entry form, but not to exceed 600mm x 600mm in area. Judges will taste the honey. Rule 24 applies. Rule 5a does not apply.

DESIGN CLASSES N.B. Where dimensions are required they must be stated on the entry form. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. Rule 27 applies.

85. ▲A Honey Label. A standard label of your own design, actual size, to fit on a standard 340g or 454g jar (12oz or 1lb jar) produced in any medium to comply with current UK regulations to be displayed on an empty honey jar. Rule 4 applies. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

86. Any Interesting or Instructive Exhibit related to bees or beekeeping not including live bees. Exhibits previously awarded a cash prize at the National Honey Show are excluded. (Open to individuals only) First: Moorcroft Bowl and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. Dimensions must be stated on the entry form. The display area that is required must not exceed 600mm x 600mm for bench display or 1200mm x 1000mm of floor space. Written explanation of exhibit is exempt from Rule 4. Rule 11 Applies.

87. Any Decorative or Artistic Exhibit except Needlecraft relating to bees or beekeeping. Exhibits previously awarded a cash prize at the National Honey Show are excluded. (Open to individuals only.) First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. Dimensions must be stated on the entry form. The required display area must not exceed 600mm x 600mm. A brief description of exhibit is permitted. Rule 11 and 23 applies (Sponsor: Dorset BKA)

88. Any Decorative or Artistic Exhibit except Needlecraft, relating to bees or beekeeping which may have been commissioned and not necessarily the work of the exhibitor. Exhibits previously awarded a cash prize at the National Honey Show are excluded. (Open to individuals only.) First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. Dimensions must be stated on the entry form. The required display area must not exceed 600mm x 600mm. Brief description of exhibit is permitted. Rule 11 and 23 applies.

89. Any Decorative or Artistic Exhibit of Needlecraft, which may include lace or crochet, relating to bees or beekeeping. The back of the work must be accessible for inspection. Title permitted. A detailed description of the item may be displayed after judging. Exhibits previously awarded a cash prize at the National Honey Show are excluded. (Open to individuals only) First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. Dimensions must be stated on the entry form. Display area must not exceed 600mm x 600mm. Rule 11 and 23 applies. (Endowed by Mrs C Wilkinson).

90. A Practical Invention by the Exhibitor directly related to bees or beekeeping (No live bees). Exhibits previously awarded a cash prize at the National Honey Show are excluded. Dimensions must be stated on the entry form. Written explanation of exhibit, exempt from Rule 4. First: The HJ Wadey Trophy and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. The judges will be looking for genuine innovation rather than minor variations on old ideas.

SKEP Class (NHS members free. Non members £1 each entry). Rule 27 applies

94. Skep To be made by the Exhibitor. Using traditional materials and suitable for use. If used, it must be in a clean condition with no comb inside. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

PHOTOGRAPHIC, MICROSCOPY, VIDEOS AND ESSAY CLASSES Rules 1, 3, 15 and 27 apply. Classes 99-101 will be displayed on the NHS website. The copyright remains with the exhibitor. (NHS members free. Non members £1 each entry). Digital Images are permitted. All exhibits in these classes shall be submitted in accordance with the instructions issued by the Entries’ Secretary at the time of issuing labels. Classes 99 and 101 are sponsored by the BBKA. Copies of cash winning entries will be given to the sponsor. Class 99 items will be placed in the BBKA Library. BBKA will have the right to publish cash prize winning entries. Classes 99 and 100 may include music. Exhibitors need to comply with copyright regulations. An entry being awarded a prize does not imply that the National Honey Show is satisfied that the exhibit complies with regulations. An exhibit that incorporates any music, other than any that has been specially composed, should be accompanied by an authorisation certificate number. Classes 95-98 are sponsored by Bee Craft Ltd. Copies of cash winning entries will be given to the sponsor with a view to publication in that Journal. In the case of digitally produced images the digital files must be submitted with the entry.

Photographic Classes 95 – 98

  • All photographic exhibits must have been taken, but not necessarily processed, by the exhibitor. The subject should be connected with bees or beekeeping.
  • ▲Each photograph should be properly mounted, with a minimum border of 25mm. Any colour of card may be used that has maximum size 254mm x 305mm (to allow a standard 203mm x 254mm print to be displayed)
  • The class label must be placed on the front of the mount.
  • A close up or macro photograph is one where the main subject matter is approximately 30% of the print.

Digital Image Class 99

  • The images must be in ‘jpeg’ format at an appropriate resolution in an electronic format, suitable for use on a domestic computer system.
  • The set must be accompanied by an appropriate commentary which can be either a written or typed/printed script.
  • Power Point (or other) integrated presentations are permitted.

Video Clip Class 101

  • Suitable for viewing on a domestic computer system. The judges’ advice is to shoot the clip in landscape format.

Essay Class 102

  • Not more than 2000 words, excluding references.
  • Three copies to be sent to the convenor in accordance with the instructions issued by the Entries Secretary at the time of issuing labels.

Microscopy Class 103

  • Microscopy slides must be the work of the exhibitor.
  • The slide must be correctly labelled with the subject of the slide on the left-hand side and the class label on the right-hand side of the slide.

Newsletter Class 104

  • Newsletters should be submitted as both a hard copy and in pdf format.

95. Photomicrograph in colour or black/white, specimen prepared by exhibitor. Should have a label on front stating title and degree of magnification. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (Sponsor: Bee Craft Ltd).

96. Colour Print, not Close up. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (Sponsor: Bee Craft Ltd).

97. Colour Print, Close-up or Macro, not Photomicrograph. First: £10; Second: £7; Third £5. (Sponsor: Bee Craft Ltd).

98. Black & White Print. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5 (Sponsor: Bee Craft Ltd).

99. ▲Set of Digital Images. Between 12 and 24 in number to illustrate “Honey Processing for Sale (not for Showing)” in a form suitable for a lecture. First: £25; Second: £20; Third: £15. (Sponsor: The British Beekeepers’ Association). The subject for 2020 is “Siting an Apiary”.

100. Video, CD or DVD on a Beekeeping Subject. VHS, CD or DVD format. Duration 10 to 15 minutes. To be judged on its production quality and interest. First: £25, Second: £20; Third: £15. (Sponsor: Guildford Division, Surrey BKA)

101. Video Clip on a Beekeeping Subject maximum duration 30 seconds. To be judged on its beekeeping interest. First: £20; Second: £14; Third: £10 (Endowed by Newhouse Apiary)

102. ▲BBKA Essay. Not more than 2000 words, excluding references. “The Differences Between Queen Breeding and Queen Rearing” . First: £20; Second: £10; Third: £5. (Sponsor: The British Beekeepers’ Association). The subject for 2020 is “The Importance of Drones”.

103. One Microscope slide prepared by the Exhibitor, 3” x 1”, subject pollen or honey bee anatomy. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (Sponsor: Bee Craft Ltd).

104. ▲Branch Newsletter. Three latest editions of a branch or association newsletter, to be submitted in electronic format and one hard copy. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

GIFT CLASSES Nos. 110 – 138 (No entry fee) The Mrs BW Hamlin Cup will be awarded for the best entry in Classes 110-115. In addition, for Classes 110-118, Freeman & Harding Ltd. will donate vouchers for goods to the value of £10 (1st) and £5 (2nd) prize winners.. See Rules 4, 5 6 and 7.

HONEY

110. Two Jars Light. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

111. Two Jars Medium. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

112. Two Jars Dark. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

113. Two Jars Ling Heather. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (See Trophy Note 11) (Sponsor Wiltshire BKA)

114. Two Jars Naturally Crystallised (not stirred). First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (Sponsor Wiltshire BKA)

115. Two Jars Soft Set. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (Sponsor: Mr SB Guest)

116. One Section, Square or Round. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5 (See Rule 8)

117. Container of Cut Comb, labelled as for sale. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (Rule 8 and 24 applies.)

118. Six 227g (½lb) Jars Dark or Ling Heather. First: Anderson Memorial Cup and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

BEESWAX

121. Six 28g (1oz) Blocks, matching in all respects. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (Sponsor: Lancashire and North West BKA)

122. Three Ornamental Beeswax Candles made by moulding and matching in all respects. No colouring of wax or additional decoration permitted. One to be lit by the judge, two to be sold. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5 (Sponsor: J Chandler). (See Guidance Notes).

CONFECTIONERY

Exhibits in classes 126-130 must be displayed as per Rule 9.

126. Decorated Honey Sponge. Maximum tin size 19cm. Recipe to be displayed. Cake to be displayed on a 23cm silver cake board supplied by the exhibitor in a clear non branded plastic bag. First: £10; Second: £7; Third; £5.

127. Honey Date Cake exhibits must be made to this recipe:- Ingredients: 100g chopped dates, 200g soft butter, 200g honey, 3 eggs beaten, 100g ground almonds, 125g wholemeal flour, 1.5 tsp baking powder, 25g flaked almonds. Place the dates in a pan with 50ml of water and cook for 2-3 minutes until they are soft. Leave to cool. Cream butter and honey. Add the eggs gradually. Stir in the dates and any remaining cooking liquid, followed by the ground almonds, then fold in the flour and baking powder. Pour into a greased and lined 20cm tin, sprinkle with the flaked almonds and bake for 45-50 minutes at 180C, gas mark 4. Timing is for conventional ovens and is a guide only as appliances vary. First: Dewey Cake Cup and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5; Fourth: £2.

128. Lemon Honey Cake. Exhibits must be made to this recipe. Ingredients: 170g (6oz) butter, 60g (2oz) caster sugar, 140g (5oz) honey, 3 large eggs, 225g (8oz) self raising flour, Grated rind of a lemon, Juice of half a lemon. Preparation; Cream butter, sugar and honey. Mix in lemon rind, beat eggs lightly and gradually add to the mixture. Stir in lemon juice. Fold in sieved flour, transfer to a greased and base lined 900g (2lb) loaf tin. Bake for 1hr-1hr 10mins at 160°C/325°F/gas mark 3. First: £10; Second: £7; Third; £5.

129. Tray Bake. Containing Honey. Six pieces approx 60mm square to be displayed. Recipe to be submitted. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

130. Six Small Honey Cakes Gluten Free. Not in paper cases. Recipe to be submitted. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

131. Honey Sweets and/or Chocolates 454g (1lb.) box (Gross weight). Box should have transparent lid or covering. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5; Fourth: £2. (Endowed by CS Mence in memory of Mrs E M Mence).

MARMALADE

135. Two Jars Honey Marmalade. 454g or 340g plain honey/jam jar with screw or twist lids. Recipe to be submitted. One jar to be judged, the other to be sold. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

HONEY VINEGAR

138. One Bottle of Honey Vinegar. First: The Silver Goblet and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (See Rule 10)

JUNIOR CLASSES to be the unaided work of the entrant. Age on the first day of the show to be displayed on the front of the exhibit, using the label supplied except classes 142 and 147 (No entry fee).

140. Any Artistic, Decorative, Interesting or Instructive Exhibit, relating to Bees or Beekeeping. (Open to individuals only who are under 8 years of age on the first day of the show). A written explanation of the exhibit is permitted. Exempt from Rule 5a. Dimensions not to exceed 600mm x 600mm. Dimensions to be stated on entry form. First £10; Second: £7; Third £5. (Sponsored by Bee Craft BKids).

141. Any Artistic, Decorative, Interesting or Instructive Exhibit, relating to Bees or Beekeeping (Open to individuals only who are under 16 years of age on the first day of the show). A written explanation of the exhibit is permitted. Exempt from Rule 5a. Dimensions not to exceed 600mm x 600mm. Dimensions to be stated on entry form First £10; Second: £7; Third £5. (Endowed by the Revd HF Capener).

142. Two Jars of Clear or Naturally Crystallised Honey produced by a School Apiary. Entry forms must be accompanied by a list of the signatures of the children taking part in the apiary, and be made in the name of the school and signed by the Instructor. First: School Apiary Shield and Equipment to the value of £10; Second: Equipment to the value of £7; Third: Equipment to the value of £5. The Equipment, which can be chosen by the winners, will be presented by Messrs EH Thorne of Rand, Lincolnshire. Judges comments will be made.

143. “An Illustrated Beekeeping Note Book for the Active Season’’ kept and entered by an individual under the age of 16 on the first day of the show (each entrant must state age on Note Book). First: McKenna Cup and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. Where entries are of sufficient merit and the number exceeds 20 a further prize may be awarded and again, if there are more than 30 entries, an additional prize. (Endowed by E. McCormick)

144. Composite Class for Schools. Three jars of extracted Honey, any one colour; one frame of Honey, any size, suitable for extracting or one section or one piece of cut comb and one piece of beeswax, weight between 200-255g (7-9 ounces). List of Signatures as for Class 142. First: Tollington Shield and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (Endowed by Bedfordshire BKA). Judges comments will be made.

145. An exhibition of Beecraft by a Senior School or Senior Youth Group showing the educational value of beekeeping. The exhibit is limited to table space of 600mm x 1800mm. Each exhibit must be self-contained, the Exhibitors providing any backing required; this must not exceed 1500mm in height above the table. Vertical supports for such backing may be clamped to the table. Dimensions to be stated on entry form. First: BBKA Schools Cup and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

146. An exhibition of Beecraft by a Junior School or Junior Youth Group showing the educational value of beekeeping. The exhibit is limited to table space of 600mm x 1800mm. Each exhibit must be self-contained, the Exhibitors providing any backing required; this must not exceed 1500mm in height above the table. Vertical supports for such backing may be clamped to the table Dimensions to be stated on entry form. First: Rolt Trophy and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

MISS EE AVEY BEM, NDB, MEMORIAL CLASS (No entry fee)

147. Open to exhibitors under 16 years of age on the first day of the show. One jar clear honey PLUS one jar Naturally Crystallised or Soft Set honey. First: ‘Gold Medal’ and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (Endowed by Miss Avey Memorial Fund). Judges’ comments will be made.

NATIONAL HONEY SHOW CLASSES

Open only to Members of National Honey Show The Members Cup is awarded to the member attaining most points in classes 151 to 168.

HONEY

NHS members free entry.

151. Two Jars Light. First: Jack Holt Trophy and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (Sponsored by West Norfolk and Kings Lynn BKA)

152. Two Jars Medium. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5

153. Two Jars Dark. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5

154. Two Jars Naturally Crystallised (not stirred). First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5

155. Two Jars Soft Set. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (See Trophy note 4)

156. Two Jars Ling Heather. First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (See Trophy Note 11)

157. One Section, Square or Round, Free from Ling Heather First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (See Rule 8)

158. One Section, Square or Round, Ling Heather First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (See Rule 8 and Trophy Note 11).

159. One Frame of Honey, any source, any size, suitable for Extraction (if other than Ling). First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5. (See Rule 8 and Trophy note 5).

160. Two Containers of Cut Comb, free from Ling Heather. First: Chairman’s Trophy and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5 (See Rule 8)

161. Two Jars Ling Heather blend extracted, Naturally Crystallised (Not stirred). First: £10; Second: £7; Third: £5.

BEESWAX

164. One piece, not patterned, weight between 200-255g (7-9oz) not less than 19mm (¾in) thick. First: T. Bradford Cup and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5

MEAD (See Rule 12.)

167. Dry (one bottle) First: Millennium Punch Bowl and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5

168. Sweet (one bottle) First: Ison Quaich and £10; Second: £7; Third: £5

Mead Classes

COUNTY CLASSES

Only entry fees indicated are payable, classes are open to non NHS.

Members Kent Beekeepers’ Association

Open only to members of Beekeeping Associations in Kent

HONEY (£1 entry)

201. Two Jars Light. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2

202. Two Jars Medium. First: Coronation Cup and £6; Second: £4; Third: £2

203. Two Jars Dark. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2

204. Two Jars Naturally Crystallised or Soft Set. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2

205. Two Containers of Cut Comb, free from Ling First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2. (See Rule 6.)

206. One Frame of Honey, any size, suitable for extracting. First: Smith Cup and £6; Second: £4; Third: £2. (See Rule 6).

BEESWAX (£1 entry)

207. One piece, not less than 18mm (¾in) thick, weight between 200-255g (7oz - 9oz). First: The Kent Wax Cup and £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

208. Six 28g (1oz) Blocks. First: Beeswax Cup and £6; Second: £4; Third: £2

MEAD (£1 entry) (See Rule 8) The Coronation Mead Mazer will be awarded for the best entry in Classes 209 or 210.

209. Dry, one Bottle. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

210. Sweet, one Bottle. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

GIFT HONEY (no entry fee)

211. One Jar Liquid, any colour. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2

212. One Jar, Naturally Crystallised or Soft Set. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

NOVICES (no entry fee)

Open to any Member of a Beekeeping Association in Kent who has never won a cash prize for Honey at the National Honey Show.

213. Two Jars (any colour). First: Bee Cup and £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

Display

Surrey Beekeepers’ Association

Open only to Members of the Surrey Beekeepers’ Association whose Bees are in the County or within one mile of the 1964 County Boundary.

HONEY (£1 entry)

221. Two Jars Light. First: £6; Second: £5; Third: £4.

222. Two Jars Medium. First: £6; Second: £5; Third: £4.

223. Two Jars Dark. First: £6; Second: £5; Third: £4.

224. Two Jars Naturally Crystallised or Soft Set. First: £6; Second: £5; Third: £4.

225. Two Jars of Liquid, any one colour (limited to those who have not more than five Colonies at the time of entry). First: Egerton Smythe Cup, and £6; Second: £5; Third: £4.

226. Three Matched Pairs of Jars, the pairs selected from Light, Medium, Dark or Crystallised. First: Lawrence Cup and £6; Second: £5; Third: £4.

227. Two Containers Cut Comb, (free from Ling). First: £6; Second: £5; Third: £4 (See Rule 6).

228. One Frame of Honey suitable for extracting. First: Hood Chalice and £6; Second: £5; Third: £4. (See Rule 6)

BEESWAX (£1 entry)

229. One piece not less than 425g (15oz), not more than 480g (17oz) and not less than 25mm (1 in) thick. First: £6; Second: £5; Third: £4

230. Not less than 425g (15oz) and not more than 480g (l7oz) in 8 or 16 moulded pieces. First: Silver Jubilee Bowl (see Trophy note 27), £6; Second: £5; Third: £4

231. ▲Two Matching Plain Beeswax Candles, not patterned, up to and including 38mm (1½ inch) in diameter; all made by Moulding. One to be lit by the Judge. First: £6; Second: £5; Third: £4.

232. ▲Two Matching Beeswax Candles. All to be made by dipping or pouring, no mould to be used. One to be lit by Judge. First: £6; Second: £5; Third: £4.

233. ▲Two Decorative Beeswax Candles, made by rolling, colouring permitted, matching in all respects. One to be lit by the Judge. No flammable decoration other than beeswax permitted. First: £6; Second: £5; Third: £4.

MEAD (£1 entry) (See Rule 8)

234. One Bottle. First: £6; Second: £5; Third: £4

GIFT HONEY (no entry fee)

235. One Jar Light or Medium. First: £6; Second: £5; Third: £4

236. One Jar, Dark (free from Ling Heather). First: £6; Second: £5; Third: £4.

237. One Jar Naturally Crystallised (not stirred). First: £6; Second: £5; Third: £4.

Sussex Beekeepers’ Associations

Open only to Members of the Sussex Beekeepers’ Association and to Members of the West Sussex Beekeepers’ Association.

HONEY (£1 entry)

241. Two Jars Light. First: £5; Second: £3; Third: £2.

242. Two Jars Medium. First: £5; Second: £3; Third: £2.

243. Two Jars Dark. First: £5; Second: £3; Third: £2.

244. Two Jars Naturally Crystallised (not stirred). First: £5; Second: £3; Third: £2

245. Two Jars Soft Set. First: £5; Second: £3; Third: £2.

246. Two Containers of Cut Comb. First: £5; Second: £3; Third: £2 (see Rule 6)

247. One Frame of Honey of Any Size, Suitable for Extracting, First: £5; Second: £3; Third: £2. (see Rule 6).

GIFT HONEY (no entry fee)

248. One Jar Clear, any colour. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

BEESWAX (£1 entry)

249. One plain moulded piece at least 25mm (1 in) thick, and weighing not less than 454g (l lb). First: £5; Second: £3; Third: £2.

250. Six 28g (1oz blocks). First: £5; Second: £3; Third: £2

Only classes 241 to 250 inclusive are eligible for the points in the Sussex Cups.

MEAD OR METHEGLIN (£1 entry) (See Rule 8)

251. One Bottle. First: PJ Cup and £5; Second: £3; Third: £2.

NOVICES (no entry fee)

Open to any Member of either Association who has never won a first prize for Honey at the National Honey Show.

252. Two Jars any Colour or Naturally Crystallised (not stirred). First: Berry Cup and £5; Second: £3; Third: £2.

Essex Beekeepers’ Association

Open only to Members of the Essex Beekeepers’ Association.

HONEY (£1 entry)

261. One Shallow Frame Suitable for Extracting. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2 (See Rule 6).

262 Two Jars Light. First: £6; Second £4; Third: £2.

263. Two Jars Medium. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

264. Two Jars Dark. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

265. Three Jars of different types of Honey, any combination, e.g. Light, Medium, Dark, or Soft Set, Crystallised. (Rule 5 applies) First: £6 and The Walter Gee Trophy; Second: £4; Third: £2.

266. Two Jars Naturally Crystallised or Soft Set. First: Tremearne Cup and £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

267. Two Jars Chunk Honey. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

268. One Container of Cut Comb, (free from Ling Heather). First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2. (See Rule 6.)

GIFT HONEY (no entry fee)

269. One Jar Liquid, any colour. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

BEESWAX (£1 entry)

270. One piece not less than 454g (1lb) weight and 25mm (1in) thick. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

271. Three Beeswax Candles made by moulding, one to be lit by judge. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2. (See Guidance Notes)

272. Three Beeswax Candles. All to be made by any method other than moulding and one to be lit by judge. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2. (See Guidance Notes)

MEAD (£1 entry) See Rule 8

273. Dry, one Bottle. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

274. Sweet, one Bottle. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

Federation of Middlesex Beekeepers’ Associations

Open only to Members of the Federation of Middlesex Beekeepers’ Associations.

HONEY (£1 entry)

281. Two Jars Light. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

282. Two Jars Medium. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

283. Two Jars Dark. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

284. Two Jars Naturally Crystallised (not stirred). First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

285. Two Jars Chunk Honey. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

286. One Frame Suitable for extracting. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2 (See Rule 6.)

287. One container of Cut Comb. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2. (See Rule 6.)

GIFT HONEY (no entry fee)

288. One Jar, any colour liquid or soft set. First: C.H. Knifton Challenge Cup and £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

BEESWAX (£1 entry)

289. One piece between 200-255g (7oz-9oz), not less than 13mm (½in) thick. First: Frazer Cup and £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

290. Three 28g (1oz) Blocks. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2 MEAD (£1 entry) See Rule 8.

MEAD (£1 entry) Rule 8

291. Dry, one Bottle. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

292. Sweet, one Bottle. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

CANDLES (£1 entry) (See Guidance Notes)

293. Three Dipped Candles. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

294. Three Moulded Candles. First: The Woodman Challenge Cup and £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

Buckinghamshire Beekeepers’ Association

Open only to Members of Bucks County Beekeepers’ Association.

HONEY (£1 entry)

301. Two Jars Light. First: The Laurie Webb Shield and £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

302. Two Jars Medium. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

303. Two Jars Dark. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

304. Two Jars Naturally Crystallised (not stirred). First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

305. Two Jars Soft Set. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

306. One jar of liquid honey judged solely on taste, aroma and viscosity to be shown in a transparent container. (Rule 5 does not apply) First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

307. One Frame of Honey for Extraction or Cut Comb. (Unwired for the latter) First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

MEAD (£1 entry) See Rule 8.

309. Dry, one Bottle. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

310. Sweet, one Bottle. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

BEESWAX (£1 entry)

311. One piece between 200-255g (7oz- 9oz). First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

312. Two Matching Beeswax Candles. One to be lit by the Judge. First: £6; Second: £4, Third: £2. (Sponsor: Mr & Mrs KB Showler) (See Guidance Notes).

MICROSCOPY (£1 entry)

Rule 3a applies, see Guidance Notes on page 22.

315. ▲One Microscope slide prepared by the Exhibitor, 3” x 1”, subject pollen or honey bee anatomy. First: £5; Second: £4; Third: £2.

Judging Honey Classes

London Beekeepers’ Association

Although the prize money is sponsored by LBKA these classes are open to any beekeeper who has colonies within the area enclosed by the M25.

HONEY (£1 entry limited to 1 entry per class per beekeeper)

321. Two Jars Urban Honey. Judged solely on taste and aroma First: £6; Second £4; Third: £2.

322. Two jars of Jam, Marmalade or other Preserve with Honey as the only sweetening ingredient. 454g or 340g plain honey/jam jar with screw or twist lids. Recipe to be submitted. First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

323. One container of liquid honey judged partly on taste and aroma but mainly on the novelty of the container. To be shown in an interesting or unusual transparent container. (Rule 5 does not apply) First: £6; Second: £4; Third: £2.

National Trust Classes (or Equivalent Organisations in the Republic of Ireland)

Open to Apiaries sited on National Trust Properties. Honey presented must comply with the National Honey Show rules. Jars and contents must match in all respects. The contents to be not less than 340g (12oz). (No Entry Fee) Rule 5 does not apply.

331. Two Jars Liquid Honey. Prize cards will be awarded but no cash awards.

332. Two Jars Naturally Crystallised or Soft Set. Prize cards will be awarded but no cash awards.

The Federation Cup

Open to Huntingdonshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough & District.

All jars shall be 454g (Entry Fee £10 per County) for guidance notes see the Federation Cup rules available from any of the Counties listed.

Each County can make one combined entry consisting of Seven Classes comprising of:

340. 2 Jars light honey.

341. 2 jars naturally granulated or set honey.

342. 2 jars chunk honey.

343. 1 frame of liquid honey for extraction.

344. 2 matching candles of any type.

345. 3 small block of beeswax 25-30g.

346. 1 bottle of mead, methaglin or melomel.

Points will be awarded to first, second and third prizes and the county with most points will be awarded the Federation Cup. Individual class winners will be awarded a Federation medal.

Quick class links: 9, 25, 126, 140, 151, 201, 221, 241, 261, 281, 301.

Also see Rules and Regulations and Guidance for Exhibitors.

Need an entry form or printable PDF version see Download Schedule.

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Cups

Full details of the cups, trophies and other awards are listed in the printed and PDF versions of the 2019 schedule.

Staging

Unless otherwise stated, all exhibits will be staged by the appointed stewards.