DROMORE BEEKEEPERS’ ASSOCIATION
HILLSBOROUGH VILLAGE CENTRE
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.
Saturday 8.30-10.25am No entries after 10.20am
Judging: 10.30am. Prize distribution: 4.00pm.
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
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
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
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’’)
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
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
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)
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.
HONEY SHOW ENTRY FORM
|No of entries||Cost £1 per entry|
|H2||2 containers cut comb|
|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|
|H10||Frame for extracting|
|H11||3 beeswax candles|
|H12||6 jars of honey|
|H15||1 bottle sweet mead|
|H16||1 bottle dry mead|
|H17||1 bottle Metheglin or Melomel|
|H19||Beekeeping invention or homemade equipment|
|H20||Honey pot/section container|
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.
- Extracted Honey must be exhibited in clear matching jars, containing between 450
and 500g. with matching lids.
- Comb Honey
- Cut comb honey must be shown in cut comb containers.
- 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.
- 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.
- Honey Colour British Standards Institutions (No.1656) Filters( Glasses) will be used.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Honey Show Referee is empowered to:
- 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
- Withhold prizes in cases of insufficient merit or entries.
- Submit for analysis any exhibit
- Retain any exhibit for analysis if a protest has been made.
- Disqualify any exhibit without a reason being given.
- 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.