Honey and Hive Product Section
- Open: Two matching 454g (1lb) jars of light, medium or dark clear honey.
- Open: One 454g (1lb) jar of any type of honey that will be judged on aroma & flavour alone. The honey can be unfiltered. The jars to be wrapped in aluminium foil (provided by the Show organisers).
- Two matching 454g (1lb) jars of light clear honey.
- Two matching 454g (1lb) jars of medium clear honey.
- Two matching 454g (1lb) jars of dark clear honey.
- Two matching 454g (1lb) jars of creamed or soft set honey.
- Two matching 454 g (1lb) jars of naturally crystallised honey.
- Gift class: One 454g (1lb) jar of honey to be retained for distribution to a charitable organisation. Note: A label must be supplied for traceability. The label and tamper proof will be applied on after judging.
- Two 454g (1lb) jars of chunk honey. (Should contain approximately 50% capped comb (containing liquid honey)).
- Novice* class: Two matching 454g (1lb) jars of clear or creamed/crystallised honey.
- Six matching 454g (1lb) jars of honey (clear, naturally granulated, soft set or creamed)
- One piece of cut comb between 170 g (6 oz) and 227 g (8 oz) in weight.
- One shallow frame of honey suitable for extraction. (Must be displayed in a transparent bee-proof case).
- Six matching beeswax blocks between 25g and 30g.
- Three matching beeswax candles (not rolled), displayed erect (one may be lit, at the judge’s discretion).
- One bottle of dry mead.
- One bottle of sweet mead.
- One bottle of wine based on honey – please provide details of other ingredients.
Craft and Honey Cookery Section
- Open: Honey Cake – Made according to recipe in schedule.
- Open: Eight (8) Honey Sweets. Either provide recipe (which must use honey) or use recipe in schedule for honey fudge.
- Decorated sponge with theme of Beds Beekeepers Centenary – all decorations should be completely edible. Cake recipe must be displayed and must include honey as an ingredient. May be cut at Judge’s discretion.
- Six biscuits (made using honey) – recipe to be displayed.
- One 454g (1lb) jar of honey marmalade, recipe to be displayed.
- A Honey Label. A standard label of your own design, actual size, to fit on a standard 1lb jar produced in any medium to comply with current UK regulations to be displayed either flat or on an empty honey jar.
- Any Interesting or Instructive Exhibit related to bees or beekeeping (NOT including live bees).
- Two Decorative Beeswax Candles, made by rolling, colouring permitted, matching in all respects. One may be lit at the Judge’s discretion. No decoration other than beeswax permitted.
- A beeswax model.
- 2 Craft Display Class: Three different items which utilise bee products and show the skill of the exhibitor. Each to be displayed with a brief description.
- 29. Craft Class: A practical item made or invented by the exhibitor directly related to bees, beekeeping, or bee products. To be displayed with a brief explanation.
- A Limerick about bees or beekeeping.
Photographic and Microscopy Section (all photographs to be film or straight digital; maximum size A4)
- Photographic Class: A photograph with the subject “Pollination”.
- Photographic class: A macro or close-up photograph of a honeybees showing at least two castes of honeybees (at least two of: queen, worker and drone).
- Photographic Class: Black and white photograph of bees or beekeeping.
- One photomicrograph or macro print (in colour or black and white) with the subject of honey bee anatomy or pollen grains (brief description to be provided on an accompanying card)
- One Microscope slide 3”x 1” subject bee anatomy or pollen grains (brief description on slide label).
Junior/Student Section (Open to Beds BKA Student members – age to be stated)
- Three Cupcakes to be decorated with a bee themed design.
- One 454g (1lb) Jar of honey – entrant to have helped with the bees, extraction and bottling.
- A craft item with a bee, or beekeeping theme.
School or Home-Schooled Junior Classes
(Open to children attending full time education at schools or to groups or individuals being home-schooled).
In order to assist the judges please state the year group, or age of the entrant(s), and how many children contributed to the entry. Note: These classes are aimed at classes of school children to all get involved and contribute to the activity, but are open to individual or groups of home-schooled children.
Please provide a short explanation describing the subject matter and how the item was produced.
Class 39: School Class activity: Create a collage of drawings or pictures of bees and flowers created by the children. Note: This class is a for a group activity so please state how many children contributed and their age range.
Class 40: School Class activity: “Amazing things that I have learnt about bees.” Note: This class is a for a group activity so please state how many children contributed and their age range.