The Honey Show & Social

Honey Show - Schedule of Show Classes

 

1. LIGHT HONEY

Two 1lb jars of light honey. Excludes heather honey

 

2. MEDIUM or DARK HONEY

Two 1lb jars medium or dark honey. Excludes heather

 

3. NATURALLY SET HONEY

Two 1lb jars of naturally set or granulated honey

 

4. SOFT SET or CREAMED HONEY

Two 1lb jars of soft set or creamed honey

 

5. HEATHER HONEY

Two 1lb jars heather honey

 

6. STANDARD 1lb SECTION HONEY

One standard 1lb wooden section of flower or heather honey

 

7. SHALLOW or DEEP FRAME HONEY

One shallow or deep frame comb of flower or heather honey

 

8. CUT COMB HONEY

One 8oz (minimum weight) pack of cut comb honey

 

9. CHUNK HONEY

One 1lb jar chunk honey.

 

10. MEAD

One bottle of sweet or dry mead

 

11. PLAIN CAKE BEESWAX

Plain cake (minimum 8oz) of beeswax

 

12. SIX PIECES BEESWAX

Six pieces (1oz each) of beeswax

 

13. PLAIN HONEY CAKE

Plain honey cake prepared to a standard recipe

 

14. FRUIT HONEY CAKE

Fruit honey cake prepared to a standard recipe

 

15. BEESWAX CANDLES

Beeswax candles prepared by any method

 

16. ANY OTHER ITEM

Any item or idea, designed by a member, which will assist, amuse or educate fellow beekeepers. Also hive product which is not included in the other show classes

 

17. BEEKEEPING PHOTOGRAPHY

One, two, or three photographs of any aspect of bees or beekeeping. Maximum size A4. Photographic and digital manipulation must be the work of the exhibitor. To be judged on apicultural interest and photographic quality.

HONEY CAKE RECIPES

 

PLAIN:

4 oz butter of margarine

8 oz honey

2 eggs

8 oz self raising flour

Pinch of salt

METHOD

Cream butter and honey together

Add beaten egg alternately with sifted flour & salt, If necessary add a little milk.

Bake in a well buttered 7”cake tin for one to one and a half hours at 160-180C (325-350F, gas mark 3-4)

 

FRUIT:

4 oz butter

8 oz honey

2 eggs

8 oz self raising flour

4 oz (each) of sultanas and currents

2 oz mixed peel

Pinch of salt & nutmeg

3 tablespoons milk

METHOD

Cream butter & honey together

Add beaten egg alternately with sifted flour / salt.

Add remaining ingredients & mix well

Bake in a well buttered 7” cake tin for two to two and a half hours at 160 - 180C (325-350, gas mark 3-4)

 

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