SATURDAY 7th SEPTEMBER 2019    2 PM – 4 PM.

Judges: Tom Canning & Hugh McBride

                  HONEY SHOW SCHEDULE

Honey Show Manager: Cecil McMullan.

Secretary: Madeline McMullan      

Judges: Tom Canning & Hugh McBride.                                               

Stewards:   Cathryn Cochrane & Valerie Shearer.


Friday 6.30-9.00pm

Saturday 8.30-10.25am No entries after  10.20am


 Judging: 10.30am.             Prize distribution:  4.00pm.

Open Classes

H1       Observation hive, of educational value, with a marked queen and bees.

           1st Michael Young UBKA Cup


H2       Two Containers Cut Comb, gross weight 200-255g (7-9oz)

           1stCut Comb Shield


H3      Two Sections

1st–Section Shield


H4.     Two 1lb. jars of liquid light honey.

1stHeathwood Nurseries Trophy


H5.     Two 1lb. jars of liquid medium honey

1st Heathwood Nurseries Trophy


H6.     Two 1lb. jars of liquid dark honey

1st Heathwood Nurseries Trophy


H7.     One jar of liquid honey, which is judged for taste only. A collar is

           provided to conceal honey during judging

1st Norman Walsh Trophy


H8.     Two 1lb. jars chunk honey

1stBanbridge District Council Shield


H9.     One cake of beeswax, not less than 19mm (3/4’’)thick and 227g ( 8oz)in

           Weight – 1stCampbell Trophy


H10.   One frame of comb honey suitable for extracting

1stThompson Shield.

H11.   Three beeswax candles made by any method, displayed erect, one to be

          lit by the judge

1stShaw Mahogany Candelabra

2ndJohnston Candle Snuffer


H12.  Six 1lb.  jars of either light, medium, dark, crystalised (not stirred) or soft set

          honey. Jars to be labelled as offered for sale (incl. Lot Number and Best Before

          Date) Besides quality of honey, attractiveness of the labels will be taken into

         Consideration by the Judge

1stUprichard Shield


H13.  A decorative exhibit; minimum 1360g (3lb) of extracted honey (no labels)

          Containers of any shape or type, together with beeswax. Any additional

           Decorative material can be used for artistic purposes. Size must not exceed 1m.

           x 1m. (3’ 31/2’’ x 3’ 31/2’’)

1stUBKA Trophy


H14. Honey Cake, circular, 165-190mm (6 ½’’-7½’’)undecorated and produced by

        the exhibitor (see recipe opposite)

1st Cake Slice


H15.  One bottle sweet mead.

1stCecil McMullan Trophy


H16.  One Bottle dry mead

1stDromore Trophy


H17.  One Bottle Metheglin or Melomel (sweet or dry)

1stRae Young Mether Trophy


H18. Photographic Class. Colour or digital print, pertaining to beekeeping, no

         larger than 25cms x 25cms. Unmounted, glossy or matt finish.

1st Donaghy Trophy


H19. Beekeeping Invention or piece of homemade equipment

1st O’Flaherty Trophy


H20. Decorative Honey pot or section container

1st Nugent Trophy


H21. Beekeeping Essay. On any aspect of beekeeping, (not more that 1500 words), to reach the honey show secretary one week before the show.

1st Fountain Pen

Confined Classes.

H22. Novice Class for those who have not won 1st. Prize at any show.  One 1lb. jar of any   type of honey.

1stBilly Beattie Trophy.

H23.  Children’s Art. One drawing/painting depicting any beekeeping theme on

          unmounted A4 Paper, Artists name,class and school to be written on reverse.

          1stMartin Cup(Keystage 1 P1-P4)

1st  BBKA Rose Bowl(Keystage 2 P5-P7)

Prize Awards.

In all classes- 1st Prize Card; 2nd. Prize Card; 3rd. Prize Card.

Children’s Art, Keystage 1- 1st. £20,  2nd. £10,   3rd.  £5.

Children’s Art, Keystage 2- 1st. £20,  2nd. £10,  3rd.  £5.

Supreme Run Honey £25 : Supreme Comb £25  : Best in Show £25

Highest Points   1st. £30,    2nd.  £20,   3rd. £10

Additional Perpetual Challenge Cups and Trophies.

Millennium Trophy                                                    Best in Show

Johnathan Lavery Memorial Trophy                             Highest Points

Dromore BKA Cup                                                        Supreme Run Honey

Gilbert Orr Memorial Trophy                                        Supreme Comb Honey

Note: Schedule for gardening classes can be obtained from-

Mrs Hilary Glenn, 23 Scolban Rd, Dromore tel. 028 9269 9859


                        HONEY SULTANA CAKE



240g. (8oz) Self raising flour

120g. (4oz) Butter

180g. (6oz) Honey

Two large eggs

180g. (6oz) Sultanas

1 pinch of salt

1 pinch baking soda


Method:  Preheat oven 160°C  (fan oven) Cream honey and butter until soft

add beaten eggs, mix thoroughly with little flour if necessary. Sift

together flour, salt and baking soda and fold into mixture and shake

some over sultanas. Fold in sultanas. Turn into prepared 61/2’’-71/2’’

tin. Bake in oven for 20mins, then lower temperature to 150°C for a

further 40mins. or until baked.




    No of entries Cost £1 per entry
H1 Observation Hive    
H2 2 containers cut comb    
H3 2 sections    
H4 2 jars light honey    
H5 2 jars medium honey    
H6 2 jars dark honey    
H7 1 jar honey for tasting    
H8 2 jars chunk honey    
H9 Cake beeswax    
H10 Frame for extracting    
H11 3 beeswax candles    
H12 6 jars of honey    
H13 Decorative exhibit    
H14 Honey cake    
H15 1 bottle sweet mead    
H16 1 bottle dry mead    
H17 1 bottle Metheglin or Melomel    
H18 Photographic class    
H19 Beekeeping invention or homemade equipment    
H20 Honey pot/section container    
H21 Beekeeping Essay    
H22 Novice class    
  Total cost  

Please post entries to: Mrs Madeline McMullan

33 Glebe Rd Hillsborough BT 26 6NE cheques payable to

Dromore Beekeepers Association. (Before 31stAugust please)

                    RULES AND REGULATIONS

All honey and wax must be the bona fide produce of the exhibitor’s own bees.


  1. Extracted Honey must be exhibited in clear matching jars, containing between 450

    and 500g. with matching lids.

  1. Comb Honey
  2. Cut comb honey must be shown in cut comb containers.
  3. Frames must be shown in protective cases without lacing or edging, both sides of the comb visible.

3.Wax may be exhibited polished or unpolished at the discretion of the exhibitor.

  1. Mead must be shown in clear glass, PUNTED bottles of round section and of

    approximately 26 fluid ounces capacity with rounded, not sloping shoulders and without lettering, fluting or ornamentation of any kind. Bottles with shallow punts are acceptable. Only cork stoppers with white plastic flanges are to be used. No alcohol  may be added to Metheglin or Melomel, nor may Alcohol or flavouring be added to Mead, but additions such as acids, nutrients and tannin may be used.

  1. Honey Colour British Standards Institutions (No.1656) Filters( Glasses) will be used.
  2. Staging of exhibits will be carried out exclusively by the stewards, except for classes H1 & H13, which may be staged by the exhibitor. Collection of exhibits may only take place after the distribution of prizes after the show has closed at 4.00pm. and any prize money or awards not claimed by then will be deemed a donation to DBKA funds.
  3. I.D. Labels – Exhibitors must label every item with DDBKA Identification Labels supplied by the Honey Show Secretary. These labels must not be altered and are to be fixed to jars 10-15mm. above the bottom of the jar. On sections and shallow frames, I.D. labels are fixed at the top right –hand corner of the vertical transparent face of the case, and a duplicate on the top horizontal bar of the frame or section. I.D. labels for cut comb shall be fixed, one on the lid and the duplicate on the side of the container. If a show case is used for wax, one label must be fixed on to the glass and the duplicate on to the surface of the wax to be shown uppermost. For display classes,

one I.D. label should be fixed clearly at the front of the base. The I.D. label supplied for cakes should be placed together with the exhibit in a plastic bag provided by the Honey Show Secretary. Class H12 should also carry the exhibitors own label, which should conform with current legislation.

8.Entries must be made on the form provided and posted to reach the Honey Show Secretary by the 31st  August 2019. Entries in the Novice Class are restricted to those who have not won a 1st.Prize in any honey show. Entry fees will be £1.00 per exhibit.  

  1. A stall will be provided for beekeepers to sell their honey. Honey for sale will be priced at £7.00 (£6.00)per 454g. jar, £4.50(£4.00) per 227g. jar,£8.00(£7.00) per section and £4.00(£3.50) per 227g. cut comb. Beekeepers will receive the amounts in brackets for their sold items.
  2. Awards. Exhibitors may make more than one entry in a class but no single exhibit may be shown in more than one class and an exhibitor shall not be entitled to more than one placed award in any one class. Points will be awarded as follows: 1st. 6 points; 2nd. 5 points; 3rd. 4 points; VHC 3 points; HC 2 points.
  3. The Honey Show Referee is empowered to:
  4. Increase the number and value of prizes and/or awards in any class should the number and high standard of merit warrant his so doing
  5. Withhold prizes in cases of insufficient merit or entries.
  6. Submit for analysis any exhibit
  7. Retain any exhibit for analysis if a protest has been made.
  8. Disqualify any exhibit without a reason being given.
  9. Decide any question as to the interpretation of the rules and regulations.

12.Objections.Any protest by an exhibitor must be made in writing by 14th.Sept. It must be accompanied by a deposit of £10. Should the protest be sustained or be considered reasonable the deposit will be returned.