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SWHBK Honey Show Update

Honey Show success

A big thank you to everyone who entered the club’s honey show in October. We were delighted so many new beekeepers entered their honey and other classes such as cakes and candles.

Judge Mike Duffin was great and ably assisted by two ‘stewards’ Chris Woodfine and Xavier Kinnear during the judging which took almost four hours!

Honey Show ‘Best in Show – frame’

Many congratulations to Steve Orme. He won not only Best in Show with his ‘Frame Ready for Extraction’ but also a National Honey Show Certificate of Merit and also a certificate saying his frame was worthy of Entering the National Honey Show. A great achievement for Steve and fantastic for such a young club.d

We’ve listed below all the classes entered and the results. Congratulations to everyone who won a prize.

For those who popped in to see us you probably saw Mike. He is very knowledgeable and always happy to share his knowledge so anyone standing close to him throughout the day learned a great deal. We hope intend to book Mike for a talk in Spring 2023 about preparing for honey shows so watch this space.

Finally, many thanks to everyone who helped with the set up and dismantling of the show and in particular to Sarah, our chair, for organising everything and Julia, our secretary.

South West Hampshire Beekeepers 2022 Honey Show – Results

ClassDescription of Show Class1st
Section 1 – Honey and Wax Produce Classes
2Two 340g (12oz) jars Medium HoneyAndrew
Welch (3)
Jenny Williams. John Williams. —— ——-
4bTwo 340g (12oz) jars Soft Set Honey——-Philip Latham. ——-————-
8Two Cut Combs in clear plastic containers – 170g (6oz) minimum eachAndrew Welch (2) —— —— —— ——
9A Shallow Frame for ExtractionSteve Orme Best in ShowAndrew Welch.  —— —— ——
10An Exhibit of Beeswax not less than 454g and no more than 550g, not more than 25mm thick——-——-——-——-John Williams
11Three Traditional (round, oblong or hexagonal) Beeswax Mouldings approx 25g eachSteve
Wendy Robinson. John Williams —— ——
12A pair of pure Beeswax Candles – displayed erect, no colouring. One to be lit by the judgeSteve OrmerJohn Williams.  —— —— ——
13A Honey  Cake – made strictly to the given recipe.  Steph
Jenny WilliamsMarion Cowling —— ——
14Six Honey Cookies  – made strictly to the given recipeMarion CowlingSteph Nash. John Williams —— ——
15Six Decorated ‘Bee’  Biscuits – made to any recipeSarah TroddSteph Nash.  —— —— ——
17A jar of Honey-based Preserve, Jam or Chutney with a list of the main ingredients——-Sarah Trodd —— —— ——
Section 2 – Gift Classes 
22One 340g (12oz) jar Granulated Honey – Natural or Soft Set——-Philip Latham
Section 3 – Beginner / Novice Class
31One 340g (12oz) jar of Honey of any Colour – Clear, Granulated  or SetJenny Williams Marion Cowling Xavier KinnearGill RonanPhilip Latham
Section 4 – Craft and Photography Classes 
41A photograph or print related
to bees or beekeeping (no larger than A4)
Steph Nash Steve Orme (3)Steve Orme (2)Steve Orme (1)  ——
42Any decorative or artistic entry relating to bees or beekeepingSarah TroddJulia Norman —— —— ——