Warwick & Leamington Beekeepers - 2018 Branch Honey Show Entry Form
To be held at the BBKA Offices, Stoneleigh, 7.30pm on Thursday 13 September 2018.

Show Judge: Michael Badger; Show Manager: Chris Cox; Show Secretary: Helen Essex

All entries must be received by the Honey Show Secretary by the evening of Monday 10 September 2018

The show is open to all PAID UP members of the branch. Staging will take place between 6.30pm and 7.20pm with judging starting at 7.30pm prompt. Whilst all possible care will be taken with the exhibits, the Branch Committee cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage. There is an entry fee of one jar of honey or cash equivalent of £4.50. Honey will be donated to Myton Hospice and cash to Bees Abroad. There are no cash prizes.

Extracted honey must be exhibited in clear glass 454g standard squat plain jars with plain gold lids
Mead must be exhibited in clear glass bottles of round section without fluting or decoration of any kind and closed with a cork stopper with a white or cream coloured plastic flange.
Jars and bottles should be labelled (anonymous labels supplied on the night - do not use your own!) approx 20mm from the bottom of the jar to the bottom edge of the label.

A paper plate and polythene bag will be provided for staging honey cakes (Class 13)

No more than 2 entries are permitted per class per entrant. Entries to be the produce of the entrant.

The Thorpe Cup will be presented to the exhibitor with the most points in the show excluding class 20 - Best in Show. Points are awarded as follows:- 1st =4pts, 2nd=3pts, 3rd=2pts, 4th=1pt..

The Bernard Collins Trophy will be presented to the Member judged to have entered the best exhibit in the show in classes 1 -16

Schedule of Classes
Please check the number of entries (1 or 2) you wish to make in each of the classes you wish to enter and ignore the classes you do not. When you reach the end of the form please either print it off or make a note of your entries, then press Submit to send the form to the Honey Show Secretary
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Class 1 - 1 lb (454 g) Jar of Light Honey
Class 2 - 1 lb (454 g) Jar of Medium Honey
Class 3 - 1 lb (454 g) Jar of Dark Honey
Class 4 - 1 lb (454 g) Jar of Granulated Honey
Class 5 - 1 lb (454 g) Jar of Soft Set Honey
Class 6 - 1 lb (454 g) Jar of Heather or Heather Blend Honey
Class 7 - 1 lb (454 g) Jar of Honey to be Judged on Flavour Alone
Class 8 - Container of Cut Comb Honey - minimum weight 200 g
Class 9 - Frame for Extraction
Class 10 - Cake of Beeswax - 150 g minimum weight
Class 11 - 75cl Bottle of Dry Mead
Mead (approximately one pint) must be exhibited in clear glass bottles of round section without fluting or decoration of any kind and closed with a cork stopper with a white or cream coloured plastic flange
Class 12 - 75cl Bottle of Sweet Mead
Honey Cake Recipe (Nancy Wilshire Rosebowl)
Ingredients: 150g (5oz) butter, 175g (6oz) clear honey, 1 tablespoon of water, 110g (4oz) of soft brown sugar, 2 eggs, 200g (7oz) self raising flour.

Put butter, honey, water and sugar into a saucepan and heat until fat melts, stirring all the time. Leave to cool until at blood temperature. Gradually beat in the eggs. Add sieved flour and mix until smooth. Pour into a greased and lined 180mm (7 inch) tin. Bake for approx 1 hour until risen and firm to the touch. 180 degrees C, 350 degrees F, gas mark 4. Timing is only a guide as appliances may vary.

Class 13 - Honey Cake (to recipe above)
A paper plate and polythene bag will be provided for staging. The winner will be awarded the Nancy Wilshire Rosebowl
Class 14 - A Beeswax Candle of any type or size mounted in a non combustible holder. The candle may be lit during judging
Class 15 - Cottager Class - 1 lb (454 g) Jar of Honey - liquid, granulated or soft set
For those with fewer than five hives. The winner will be awarded the Jack Taylor Plaque
Class 16 - Novice Class - 1 lb (454 g) Jar of Honey - liquid, granulated or soft set
For those who have never won a first prize in any show. The winner will receive the Novice "Mazer"
Class 17 - Photographic Print (colour or monochrome)
Mounted on a card no larger than A4 of a subject related to bees or beekeeping. To be judged by Members present at the show.
Class 18 - Gift Class
An item made from a product or products of the hive suitable as a gift for a special occasion
Class 19 - One Straw Skep suitable for collecting swarms
Submitting Your Form
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