Honey, Wax & General

Start At, 16/05/2024 09:00
Bees & Honey Marquee
Mr Peter Guthrie (Judge), Mrs Suzette Perkins (Judge)
Class: HO 1 Light English Honey

Description:

Two matching 454g Jars of Light English Honey.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO 2 Medium English Honey

Description:

Two matching 454g Jars of Medium English Honey.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO 3 Dark English Honey

Description:

Two matching 454g Jars of Dark English Honey.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO 4 Chunk English Honey

Description:

Two matching 454g Jars of Chunk English Honey.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO 5 Naturally-Crystallised English Honey

Description:

Two matching 454g Jars of Naturally-Crystallised English Honey (Not stirred)


Price: £1.50
Class: HO 6 Soft Set English Honey

Description:

Two matching 454g Jars of Soft Set English Honey.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO 7 English Heather Honey

Description:

Two matching 454g Jars.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO 8 One Comb of English Honey

Description:

For extracting.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO 9 One piece of English Beeswax

Description:

Minimum weight 340g, maximum weight 375g. The block will be broken for judging so perfect moulding is not required.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO10 English Comb Honey

Description:

Two matched sections of English Comb Honey. Square or Round sections.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO11 One Cake of Beeswax

Description:

Minimum weight 454g, maximum weight 500g and not less than 25 mm thick.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO12 English Cut Comb

Description:

Two matching containers. Gross weight of between 200g and 255g.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO13 One Sheet of Foundation

Description:

Made by the Exhibitor, in any type of Brood Frame, wired and ready for the hive. Not less than British Standard Brood.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO14 Composite Class

Description:

Any four of the undermentioned items:

454g Jar Light English Honey
454g Jar Medium or Dark English Honey
454g Jar Crystallised English Honey
454g Jar of Soft Set English Honey
454g English Heather Honey
One English Comb for extracting (any size)
Container of English Cut Comb gross weight between 200g & 255g
One Section, square or round
One Cake English Beeswax (min weight 227g, max weight 250g)
Pair of Candles made by any method, must be matching; One candle to be lit by the judge.
Transparent Jar of Furniture Cream or Polish
Bottle of Mead - dry or sweet, in clear glass punted Bordeaux style bottle of approx. 75cl White plastic flange stoppers only may be used.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO15 Six Transparent Containers of English Honey,

Description:

Any shape or size, labelled as for sale to comply with current regulations on each container; judged for variety and marketing appeal; any type of transparent container is permitted in this class


Price: £1.50
Class: HO16 One Bottle of Dry Mead

Description:

In clear glass punted Bordeaux style bottle of approximately 75cl. White plastic flange cork stoppers only may be used.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO17 One Bottle Sweet Mead

Description:

In clear glass punted Bordeaux style bottle of approximately 75cl. White plastic flange cork stoppers only may be used.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO18 One Bottle of Metheglin or Hypocras, Melomel or Pyment, or Cyser,

Description:

In a clear glass punted Bordeaux style bottle of approx. 75cl. White plastic Flange cork stoppers only may be used. A luggage label will be supplied, and must be fixed to the neck of the bottle and must indicate the following:
• the entry type
• the additional ingredients and
• whether it is sweet or dry


Price: £1.50
Class: HO19 A pair of Beeswax Candles made by moulding.

Description:

One candle to be lit by the judge.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO20 A pair of Beeswax Candles made by any method other than moulding.

Description:

One candle to be lit by the judge.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO21 A Display of Six Ornamental Objects

Description:

Made of Beeswax. Excluding candles. Colouring permitted.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO22 Five Blocks of Beeswax

Description:

Each a minimum weight of 28g and all must be identical.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO23 Gift Class. (*no entry fee).

Description:

Two matching 454g jars of any English Honey.
Two labels that conform to current legal requirements, which can be affixed to the jars so the honey can be sold, must be supplied in an envelope, which will be retained by the competition secretary.


Price: £0.00
Class: HO31 Light English Honey - Class open to DBKA Members only

Description:

Two matching 454g jars.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO32 Medium English Honey - Class open to DBKA Members only

Description:

Two matching 454g jars of Medium English Honey.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO33 Naturally Crystallised English Honey - Class open to DBKA Members only

Description:

Two matching 454g jars of Naturally Crystallised English Honey.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO34 Novice Class - One piece of Beeswax

Description:

Minimum weight 227g and not less than 25mm thick.
Open to members who have not won an award for wax in any honey show.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO35 Novice Class - A pair of Beeswax Candles.

Description:

Made by any method. Open to members who have not won an award for wax in any honey show.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO36 Novice Class - English Honey

Description:

Two matching 454g Jars of English Honey, any colour.
Open to members who have not won an award for honey in any honey show.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO37 Cosmetic Product

Description:

Made by the exhibitor and must have hive products in the ingredients.
A brief description stating what the product is with a list of ingredients to accompany the exhibit.
Entries will be tested by the judge.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO38 A Skep

Description:

Made by the exhibitor, any shape or size.
A working skep may be exhibited and this will be taken into consideration when being judged.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO39 Art

Description:

Coloured picture or craftwork any medium.
Subject of interest to beekeepers.
A suitable translucent protective covering must be provided e.g., plastic bag or sleeve.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO40 A Flower Arrangement - Class open to DBKA Members & their families only.

Description:

Which is pollinator friendly.
No taller than 60cm and no wider that 50cm in any direction.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO41 Class open to all Branches of the DBKA only - Stevenson Trophy

Description:

A table-top 'cube' display of maximum external dimensions of 1 metre in width, height and depth.
The subject can be on any aspect of bees or beekeeping which would promote education and stimulate the interest of the public on the value of honey bees to our local ecology or the environment.
One entry per branch, but there are no stipulations on the number of branch members who contribute to the exhibit. The theme can be interpreted in any way that the branch sees fit but should aim to interest and educate visitors to the Bees and Honey Feature.
Overall attractiveness will be part of the marking scheme so the exhibit should be visually engaging.
A brief written commentary or explanation of the exhibit may be included in the display if required.
The exhibit is to be staged in a rigid, cubic, table-top booth MAXIMUM WIDTH of 1 metre at any given point, MAXIMUM DEPTH of 1 metre and MAXIMUM HEIGHT of 1 metre. All dimensions are external.
Any exhibit exceeding the maximum measurements will be disqualified.
The exhibit must have three walls and the whole exhibit and its contents must be stable and not able to be toppled easily during the show.
No live bees or observation hives are permitted.
Full competition details and criteria are available on application.

Prizes: 1st - £20, 2nd - £15 and 3rd - £10

Price: £1.50
Class: HO42 Childrens Photography (11 years and under)

Description:

Subject of interest to Beekeepers.
Black and White or Coloured.
Max size A4, not less than 75 x 75 mm.
The class label must be placed on the front in the bottom right corner.

Velcro (hook side) to be attached to the back of the photo for exhibiting.
The photo should be laminated or have a suitable translucent covering, e.g., plastic bag or sleeve.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO43 Children’s Photography (12 to 17 years of age only)

Description:

Subject of interest to Beekeepers.
Black and White or Coloured
Max size A4, not less than 75 x 75 mm.
The class label must be placed on the front in the bottom right corner.

Velcro (hook side) to be attached to the back of the photo for exhibiting.
The photo should be laminated or have a suitable translucent covering, e.g. plastic bag or sleeve.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO44 Poetry (12 years of age and under)

Description:

Subject of interest to Beekeepers.
A piece of poetry, the original work of the exhibitor, to be mounted on an A4 card.
Velcro (hook side) to be attached to the back of the card for exhibiting.
The card should be laminated or have a suitable translucent covering, e.g. plastic bag or sleeve.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO45 Poetry (13 years of age and above)

Description:

Subject of interest to Beekeepers.
A piece of poetry, the original work of the exhibitor, to be mounted on an A4 card.
Velcro (hook side) to be attached to the back of the card for exhibiting.
The card should be laminated or have a suitable translucent covering, e.g. plastic bag or sleeve.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO46 A pair of Beeswax Wraps

Description:

1 x 15cm 1 x 25cm approx. square suitable for wrapping food.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO47 A Decorative Wheel Barrow

Description:

Made of any material and of any size, on any theme or aspect relevant to beekeeping.
A description to support your entry may be given on a laminated sheet no bigger than A3.
Open to branches or individuals.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO48 A decorated Super

Description:

Made of wood, without frames; national or commercial size only.
Decoration, on the outside of the box only, on any theme or aspect of beekeeping.
Note that all entries will be displayed stacked to form one or more large hives.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO49 Photograph

Description:

Subject of interest to Beekeepers.
Black and White or Coloured.
Max size A4, not less than 75 x 75 mm.
The class label must be placed on the front in the bottom right corner.
Velcro (hook side) to be attached to the back of the photo for exhibiting.
The photo should be laminated or have a suitable translucent covering, e.g., plastic bag or sleeve.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO50 Technical Photograph

Description:

Subject of interest to beekeepers.
Black and White or Coloured.
Max size A4, not less than 75 x 75 mm,
With appropriate information - camera type, lens/setting, and any other relevant facts - stated on a sheet no larger than A5.
The class label must be placed on the front in the bottom right corner.
Velcro (hook side) to be attached to the back of the photo for exhibiting.
The photo should be laminated or have a suitable translucent covering, e.g., plastic bag or sleeve.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO51 Jar of Furniture Cream or Polish.

Description:

One Transparent 227g Jar.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO52 An Item of Beekeeping Equipment.

Description:

Made, repaired or adapted by the Exhibitor.
The object should be suitable for display on the Show Bench and may be accompanied by explanatory notes or photographs on an A4 sheet.
Details of the item's size must be provided before the Show.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO53 Observation Hive

Description:

With bees and a queen.
Entry will be judged on educational merits.
It must be fitted with a suitable secure tube to enable the bees to fly outside the marquee.
The queen must have her wings clipped (to improve safety).
Open to All DBKA branches and members.
Limited number of places.
Rules and regulations will be given on entering.

Prizes: 1st - £20, 2nd - £15 and 3rd - £10

Price: £1.50

Cookery

Start At, 16/05/2024 10:00
Bees & Honey Marquee
Mrs Marian Guthrie (Judge)
Class: HO25 Honey Sponge Sandwich

Description:

To be made to the recipes below otherwise will be deemed not according to Show Schedule.
Paper plates and polythene bags will be provided at the time of staging your entries; no other display materials will be permitted.

PLEASE NOTE: Oven temperatures and times can vary depending how your oven behaves,
please bear this in mind when baking these exhibits.

Sponge
170g Unsalted Butter
110g Caster sugar
60g Honey
170g Self raising flour
3 Medium eggs
A little cold milk

Honey Butter Icing
60g Unsalted Butter at room temperature
85g Icing sugar
50g Honey

Method

1. Prepare two 180cm sandwich tins by greasing.
2. Preheat the oven to 180°C or if using a fan oven, 160°C or gas mark 4.
3. Cream the butter, sugar and honey together until light and fluffy.
4. Whisk the eggs together and beat into the butter/sugar mixture a little at a time.
5. Carefully fold in the sieved flour with the butter, sugar, egg, mixture using a metal spoon.
NB. A little milk can be added at this stage, if necessary, to produce a dropping consistency.
6. Divide the mixture between the two prepared sandwich tins, using the back of a metal spoon dipped in milk to
smooth the surface.
7. Bake in the pre-heated oven for approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
8. When cooked the sponges should be springy to touch and shrink slightly from the sides of the tins.
9. When cooked, remove from the oven, leave to stand for a few minutes then carefully turn out
10. Make the honey butter icing by sieving the icing sugar and beat with the butter and honey until soft and smooth
11. When the sponges are cold sandwich together with honey butter icing.
Present on a paper plate (supplied) in a polythene bag (supplied)

Entries in the cookery classes will be tasted by the judge.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO26 Honey and Walnut Wholemeal Bread

Description:

Cookery Classes - to be made to the recipes below otherwise will be deemed not according to Show Schedule.
Paper plates and polythene bags will be provided at the time of staging your entries; no other display materials will be permitted.

PLEASE NOTE: oven temperatures and times can vary depending how your oven behaves,
please bear this in mind when baking these exhibits.

500g Wholemeal bread flour
5g Salt
50g Honey
25g Fresh yeast or 12g dried yeast (Follow the instructions on the packet if using dried yeast)
260g Warm milk at 38°C
50g Warm water at 38°C
35g Shelled walnuts, roughly chopped
50g Butter

Method

1. Dissolve the yeast in warm water.
2. Heat the butter until it starts to colour and add to the milk.
3. Add the milk/butter mixture to the water/yeast mixture and mix together. Dissolve the honey in the liquid.
4. Mix the flour and salt together and mix in the liquid.
5. Mix in the nuts and knead to a smooth dough.
6. Bulk prove the dough in a clean bowl covered with a damp cloth in a warm place.
7. When doubled in size, divide the dough into two equal pieces and mould each piece into a ball. Allow to recover,
covered, for about ten minutes, then roll the dough into a smooth “sausage” to fit the tins
8. Place each in well-greased 1lb/454g bread tins and prove, covered, in a warm place, until double in size.
9. When proved, place in a hot oven at 220°C (200°C fan oven) gas mark 7 and bake for about 35 minutes or until
cooked. (When cooked, the bottom of the loaf when tapped should sound hollow.)
10. When cooked cool on a wire rack.

Select one loaf for presentation on a paper plate (supplied) in a polythene bag (supplied)

Entries in the cookery classes will be tasted by the judge.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO27 Tray Bake of Your Choice

Description:

Your tray bake must contain honey and a detailed recipe must accompany your entry.
Display 6 pieces approx. 3cm square on a paper plate (supplied) in a polythene bag (supplied)
Entries in the cookery classes will be tasted by the judge.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO28 Honey Lemon Curd

Description:

One 227g jar must be used to exhibit: date of production to be written on the back of the jar, a white label will be supplied and must be applied on the opposite side of entry label and at the same height

100g Honey
100g Caster sugar
75g Butter
Finely grated rind and juice of 1 to 2 lemons according to size
2 Large eggs

Method

1. Slowly heat the honey, butter, sugar, lemon rind and juice in a covered double saucepan. Add the well-beaten
eggs and cook very slowly without boiling, until the mixture thickens. Pour into sterilised jars.
2. Seal well and keep cool. If lemon rind is not liked in the curd, the mixture may be strained before putting into
jars.

This recipe will not fill a 454g jar.

One 227g jar must be used to exhibit: date of production to be written on the back of the jar, a white label will be supplied and must be applied on the opposite side of entry label and at the same height.


Price: £1.50
Class: HO29 Honey Fudge

Description:

Present Six (6) pieces on a paper plate (supplied) in a polythene bag (supplied).
900g granulated sugar
110g butter
280 ml milk
One x 2.5ml spoon/½ tsp salt
110g honey
Method

1. Prepare a greased swiss roll tin 17.5cm x 27.5cm.
2. Soak the sugar in the milk for one hour, stirring occasionally.
3. Using a 20cm diameter saucepan, melt the butter so that the pan can be greased.
4. Add all the ingredients and bring to the boil. Boil rapidly for 5 minutes, during which time the mixture must
reach 115°C. Stir all the time and be careful not to burn yourself.
5. Remove from the heat and cool slightly, beat until creamy.
6. Turn into the prepared tin and allow to cool. Score into 25 mm squares when nearly set and cut when cold.

Present Six (6) pieces on a paper plate (supplied) in a polythene bag (supplied)


Price: £1.50
Class: HO30 Honey Chutney

Description:

Present a 227g jar of chutney made using honey and to a recipe of your choice, to compliment
“Quicke’s Traditional Vintage Cheddar”

Recipe MUST be supplied to accompany your entry.

Present one 227g jar: date of production to be written on the back of the jar, a white label will be supplied and must be applied on the opposite side of entry label and at the same height

Chutney will be judged with Quicke’s Traditional Vintage Cheddar.

Devon Beekeepers Association are grateful to Quicke’s cheese of Newton St.Cyres for the donation of Quicke’s Traditional Vintage Cheddar to accompany the chutney entries for judging.


Price: £1.50