The Show will be conducted in accordance with National Honey Show Rules.  The following important points should be noted:

  1. Entries should be submitted as early as possible. All entries must be received by 26th September 2022. Note: Entries can be adjusted up to 8:30 am on the day of the show.
  2. No exhibits that have previously been awarded a first, second or third place at a Beds BKA honey show (in person or virtual events) to be entered.
  3. The number of entries per class is not restricted, but exhibitors cannot receive more than one award in any one class.
  4. * A novice is a member of the Association who has not won a 1st prize at any honey show run under National Honey Show rules.
  5. Honey should be in British Standard (BS 1777) 1lb squat jars having lacquered commercial pattern metal screw lids with flow-in plastic seal or twist lids. As the twist lids are not as deep as the screw ones and even when the jar is filled to the required volume, there can be an air gap between the top of the hoey and the bottom of the lid. In order for the judges to know that the jar has the correct wight, all jars should be filled at least to the “fill line”.
  6. BS 1656 grading glasses may be used to determine the colour of honey. A set will be available on the day.
  7. A few liquid honey exhibits are marked down by the judges because of incipient granulation. Exhibitors are advised to use a torch to examine their entries to ensure clarity of their exhibits.
  8. Cut comb to be displayed in a transparent lidded container.
  9. Wax may be exhibited polished or unpolished, in a suitable container with a transparent lid or on a plate in an unsealed plastic bag.
  10. Biscuits to be placed on a white paper plate in unsealed plastic bag. Please provide recipe.
  11. Cup Cakes to be placed on a white paper plate in unsealed plastic bag.
  12. Candles should have label placed in front of exhibit on card provided, and one on a candle.
  13. Frames must be in undecorated bee proof cases – the full comb must be visible from both sides and be capable of being lifted out.
  14. Mead must be in clear colourless (750 ml (26 fl oz) approx) bottles without fluting or ornamentation, filled to within one inch of the bottom of the stopper which should be cork with a smooth white plastic flange (this item will be provided free of charge on the day of the show).
  15. All exhibited honey and wax, except rolled candle and model class, should be the produce of the exhibitor’s own bees. All exhibits should be produced by the exhibitor.
  16. Any photographs entered in the show can be requested for use by Beds BKA to further their aims including educating the public about bees and beekeeping and may be used in publicity or training materials and can be placed on to the Association website.
  17. In line with the aims of BedsBKA any exhibits in Class 25 (interesting or instructive exhibit) should mainly be to educate the public about bees and beekeeping or for training beekeepers.
  18. Labels will be issued on the day of the show, unless otherwise agreed.
  19. 19. Exhibits can only be staged on Friday 30th September 2022 between 12:00 and 16:45 or between 08:00 and 09:45 on the day of the show (1st October 2022). All exhibitors must leave the show area by 09:45.
  20. No exhibits may be removed until after the awards presentation (~ 16:30 hrs) on the day of the show, but will need to be removed by 17:00.