Honey Show 2018

The South Devon Honey Show will be held at St. Pauls Church, 19 Locarno Ave, Paignton, Devon TQ3 2DH on January 9, 2018

The Centre will be open from 6.30 pm for the acceptance and placing of class entries.
Judge: Jack Mummery, National Honey Judge

Class No.Class Details
1Two matching 454g/1 lb jars of clear, light honey.
2Two matching 454g/1 lb jars of clear medium or dark honey.
3Two matching 454g/1 lb jars of naturally set honey.
4One frame of honey comb, wired or unwired, in a display case.
5One container of comb honey: either cut comb, section, or cabana section.
May contain heather honey. Minimum weight 150g
6Six matching jars of honey. Labelled as for sale, to comply with current regulations. See note at end of Schedule.
7One cake of beeswax. Not less than 454g/1 lb in weight and 2.5cms thick.
8Five matching blocks of beeswax, minimum 28g/1 oz in weight.
9A pair of matched candles made by any method. One may be lit by the judge. Please supply a suitable candle holder.
10aOne 75 cl bottle of mead, sweet or dry, punted bottle with flanged stopper. See note at end of Schedule
10bOne 75 cl bottle of Melomel or Metheglin, sweet or dry, punted bottle with flanged stopper. See note at end of Schedule
11Honey Fudge made to recipe supplied. Six pieces to be displayed.
12Honey Banana Cake made to recipe supplied
13Honey Nut Blondies made to recipe supplied. Four squares to be displayed.
14Novice Class One jar of 454g/1 lb of honey, any type.
15Novice Class - One candle, made by any method.
16Novice Class – three matching blocks of beeswax, minimum 28g/1 oz in weight.
17One photograph not less than 150mm x 100 mm (6in x 4in) of a subject of beekeeping interest.
18Any item of artistic interest connected to bees or beekeeping. For example, a painting, poem, embroidery, carving or sculpture.
19An item of home-made beekeeping equipment.
20A 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 on an empty honey jar. See note at end of Schedule.

A Novice is someone who has never won first prize in either the Wax or Honey Classes in a Honey Show.

  • The Honey Cup will be awarded for the person with most points in Classes 1 – 6
  • The Wax Trophy will be awarded for the person with most points in Classes 7 – 9
  • The Cookery Trophy will be awarded for the person with most points in Classes 11 – 13
  • The Novice Cup will be awarded for the person with most points in Classes 14 – 16

Cups will be awarded to highest placed entrants for each Section from each Association.

A trophy will be awarded to the person with the highest points overall in the competition.


Class 6 and Class 20 – Guidelines

For the purpose of the South Devon Honey Show labels must comply with the following requirements which must all appear in the same field of view:

  1. The word HONEY may be prefixed with the type of honey and/or area of origin. E.g. New Forest Heather Honey
  2. The metric weight must appear – figures to be at least 4mm high. If the imperial weight is shown it must be in close proximity to the metric and be less prominent.
  3. Your name and residential address must appear on the label.
  4. The country of origin must be shown on the label. g. Produce of England.
  5. A ‘best before’ date must appear (suggest 2-5 years) and Lot number, or an indication of where they can be found. E.g. ‘best before’ and Lot number see base of jar.  If the date is given in full i.e. day, month and year there is no need for a Lot number.

For full labelling regulations, please refer to the Honey Regulations 2015.

Class 10a and 10b – Guidelines

Mead, Melomel and Metheglin must be displayed in clear, colourless, round shouldered Bordeaux style glass wine bottles of 70 cl or 75 cl capacity with a punt.  Stoppers must only be cork with a white plastic flange.


Download Honey Show 2018 Schedule  (includes entry form)

Download Honey Show 2018 Entry Form 

Please send entries to
Honey Show Secretary:
Liz Westcott,
Farnaby,
Rydons,
Brixham, TQ5 8QF
Contact Liz Westcott or call 01803 855420

Entries taken on the day.

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