Nottinghamshire Beekeepers Association Schedule for all shows (from 2017)
NottinghamshireBeekeepers’Association Schedulefor all shows (from 2017) Show secretary: Alison Knox, 18 Grange Road, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, NG5 4FW Tel. 07768 153526 Exhibits to be staged by 11:00am – for the Annual Honey show and by 1:30pm for the Autumn Honey Show. Entries to be completed at the time of entry.
Two 454g (1lb) jars of light honey.
Two 454 (1lb) jars of medium honey.
Two 454 (1lb) jars of dark honey.
Two 454 (1lb) jars of granulated honey.
Two 454 (1lb) jars of soft-set honey.
Two 454 (1lb) jars of heather or heather blend honey.
Two containers of cut comb approximately 227g (8oz).
One deep or shallow frame for extraction. Must not be granulated.
Six 28g (1oz) blocks of wax
9a. One block of wax, not patterned, at least 454g (1 lb.) weight and at least 2.5cm. (1in) thick. 10. One bottle of mead, any type, in a standard clear 737g (26 oz.) glass bottle with a flanged stopper of cork or plastic material. 10a. Honey beer, any style, although must have honey as an ingredient,2 bottles, minimum 330ml, not commercially available.
11. Honey cake. Exhibits must be made from this recipe: - 227g (8oz) self-raising flour, 170g ( 6oz) honey, 113g ( 4oz) butter or margarine, 170g (6oz) sultanas, 2 medium sized eggs, pinch of salt. Method: Cream the butter and honey together well. Beat the eggs well and add them alternately with sifted flour and salt (save a little flour to add with the sultanas). Beat all well and lightly. A little milk may be added if necessary. Fold in the sultanas and stir well. Pre-heat the oven to 180C / 325F / gas mark 4. To Cook: prepare a tin approximately 180mm. (7 inches) round, pour in the cake mixture and bake for approximately one and a quarter, to one and a half hours depending on your oven. 12.Honey dainties not exceeding 227g (8 oz) judged on novelty. 13. Honey preserves. 1 jar of jam or fruit preserved with honey. Jar to be labelled with contents. 14. Display relating to bees or beekeeping. Base not exceeding 46cm x 33cm (18 x 13). 15. Photograph connected with bees or beekeeping. Only one print per entry – minimum size of print 15cm x 10cm. (6” x 4”). 16. Beginners or novice class, Two 454g (1lb) jars of honey. Only open to beekeepers with not more than 2 years experience of keeping bees.
Rules 1. No two persons may exhibit the product of the same apiary in any class. Other than in a partnership, exhibits must be the produce of the exhibitors own bees. 2. More than one exhibit may be entered in the same class by the same exhibitor but only one prize may be awarded to any exhibitor in any one class. 3. All extracted honey must be in the Ministry of Agriculture squat 454g. 1 lb. jars with matching lacquered top. The stewards are empowered to transfer any exhibit considered wrongly graded to the proper class before judging commences. 4. Cut comb must be in cut comb cases as for marketing. Frames must be in protective cases; no fancy edging; both sides to be visible. Wax must be cast by the exhibitor. Mead must be in clear glass and corks must be removable without the use of a corkscrew. 5. Cakes and confectionary must be covered in plain cellophane, easily removable by the judge. 6. Entries must be marked solely with labels supplied by the show steward. For jars and bottle labels they must be placed 2.5 cm (1 in) from the bottom; sections and frames in the top right hand corner, cakes and confections on the doily. 7. The judges’ decision is final. 8. All reasonable care will be taken of the exhibits but the show committee will not be responsible for the loss or damage sustained either to the exhibits, exhibitors or their property. 9. No exhibit may be removed interfered with by the exhibitor or any other person during the show, without the stewards’ permission. 10. No entry fees are payable. Places will be rewarded by place cards. For members of the Association points will be awarded thus. 1st – 5 points; 2nd - 4 pts. 3rd – 3pts. Highly commended – 2 pts.; commended 1 pt. 11. Nominated shows are those where the NBKA holds a honey show. Points are gained towards awards, by taking points gained in both shows. The only exception being the Marshall Cup which is awarded for the most points gained in the naturally granulated class at the Autumn Honey Show.
HONEY SHOW REGISTRATION FORM In order to help your Show Secretary book everyone in more efficiently and with minimal errors, it would be appreciated if you could fill in this simple “entry form” to hand over with your submissions. Just print it off, cut it out and hand it in . . . simples! (if you have more entries than space, just extend the sheet a bit.) ~ THANK YOU
~ ENTRANT’S NAME
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