Honey Show

Sadly the the show for 2016 has had to be cancelled.


Tasting the mead


MEMBERS’ ANNUAL SHOW AND AUTUMN MEETING

To be held at

 

BROCKHOLES NATURE RESERVE

Preston New Road, Preston, PR5 0AG

01772 872000

 

SATURDAY, 10th - SUNDAY, 11th SEPTEMBER,  2016

HON. EXHIBITIONS OFFICER. Miss Hazel Smith

137 Blaguegate Lane, Skelmersdale, Lancashire WN8 8TX

[email protected]

07528 307799

PROGRAMME

SATURDAY 10th SEPTEMBER

STAGING OF EXHIBITS  ...............................10.30 to 11.30 am

JUDGING: ..................................................11.30 to 2.00 pm
Bernard Diaper, Warwickshire
John Goodwin, Cheshire

LUNCH  .....................................................12.00 to 1.30 pm

SHOW OPENS ..................................................... 2:15 pm

JUDGES REPORT .................................................. 2.30 pm

PRESENTATION OF TROPHIES AND PRIZES ................ 2.30 pm

SHOW CLOSES..................................................... 5.00 pm

SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER

SHOW OPENS ..................................................... 10:30 am

REMOVAL OF EXHIBITS.......................................... 4.00 pm

About Brockholes

Brockholes Nature Reserve is situated just off Junction 31 of the M6.

Brockholes is owned and managed by the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester & North Merseyside and has hosted over 500,000 visitors since it opened in April 2011.

Based on the site of an old quarry, the Trust has used their expertise to create habitats for lots of different wildlife. You can explore the 250 acre reserve with the network of trails and hides, not to mention the fantastic views offered overlooking the River Ribble. You can also explore the woods or enjoy the lakes on site, which have all been specially designed to attract all kinds of wildlife for you to see. The reserve changes throughout the seasons, so make sure you keep coming back to explore.

The spectacular floating Visitor Village is the first of its kind in the UK, bringing you as close to nature as possible. The Visitor Village hosts the Welcome Centre, an activity room, the lakeside Reed Bed Restaurant, The Nest gift shop and Coots, which is the perfect place to get a quick snack or one of the many flavours of ice cream!

The honey show will take place in the activity room within the floating visitor village.

SCHEDULE

Members only

Class 1   Two 454g jars of Light Honey

Class 2   Two 454g jars of Medium Honey

Class 3   Two 454g jars of Dark Honey 

Class 4   Two 454g jars of Ling Heather Honey (not Bell Heather)

Class 5   Two 454g jars of Naturally Crystallised Honey

Class 6   Two 454g jars of Soft Set Honey*

Class 7   Two 454g jars of Honey gathered in 2016

Class 8   NOVICE CLASS: Two 454g jars of Honey, any variety, open to members who have not won a First Prize at the County Members Annual Show 

Class 9   BEGINNERS CLASS; one jar of Honey, any variety, open to members who have started beekeeping in 2015 or 2016.

Class 10 JUNIOR CLASS: One jar of Honey, any variety, open to members who are under the age of 18 

Class 11  GIFT CLASS:  One jar of Honey, any variety, (Members who wish to purchase their exhibit must enclose £4.00)**

Class 12 COMPOSITE CLASS: Comprised of three jars of different Classes of Honey

Class 13 One comb of Honey suitable for Extracting, or Pressing, deep or shallow

Class 14 Two containers of Cut Comb Honey (170-260g)

Class 15 One cake of Beeswax 226g (please see attached rules)

Class 16 Six cakes of Beeswax 28g each (please see attached rules)

Class 17 One Beeswax Candle displayed erect, made by any method (may be lit by the judge )

Class 18 One Decorative Beeswax Candle any shape or size, may be coloured

Class 19 One Bottle of Mead (Dry)

Class 20 One Bottle of Mead (Sweet)

Class 21 One Bottle of Home Made Wine, (rules as for mead)

The following classes may be produced by the beekeeper or a member of their immediate family

Class 22 One Plain Honey Cake (Made to the given recipe and not to exceed 200mm diameter) 

Class 23 One Decorative Honey Cake (any recipe) Must contain Honey

Class 24 Six Small Honey Cupcakes, may be decorated, any recipe, recipe must be exhibited too. 

Class 25 One Honey Fruit Cake (Made to the given recipe and not to exceed 200mm diameter)

Class 26 One Photographic Print on any aspect of Beekeeping (not to exceed A4 in size), a caption is permitted. 

Class 27 A Homemade Practical Invention, directly related to bees or beekeeping. 
Dimensions must be stated on entry form. A written explanation of the exhibit must be supplied.

Class 28 A Poster to interest or inform people about beekeeping, not to exceed A3 in size.

Class 29 An item of craft relating to bees or beekeeping, any craft is permitted including needlework.

Class 30 A Bee Themed Picture, created by any method, open to children under the age of 16 - their age to be displayed.


NOTES

*Soft Set (Creamed Honey) Crystallised Honey which has been softened, stirred and allowed to reset.  It should be completely crystallised, with a smooth texture, easily spreadable and with a good uniform colour.  There should be no specks, air spaces or bubbles on the side or the bottom of the jar.  The surface must be firm and dry with no sign of fermentation or scum.

Honey classes entries of two jars must contain the same type of honey.

Please note all cakes will be cut for judging and may be tasted.

Entries in classes 22-30 (inclusive) must be entered under the members’ name and prize cards will be awarded to the member even if it has been produced by a relative. 

EVERY CARE WILL BE TAKEN OF EXHIBITS, BUT THE L & N.W.B.K.A. CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WHICH MAY ARISE.

***Please read the show rules carefully***

 

RECIPES

PLAIN HONEY CAKE

227g   self-raising flour
227g   honey
133g   butter
     2   eggs

pinch of salt

Cream together butter and honey. 
Beat eggs well and add alternately with sifted flour and salt.  If needed, add a little milk. 
Bake in a lined greased tin in a moderate oven for approximately 1 ¼ hrs

(165 - 190mm diameter tin)

 

HONEY FRUIT CAKE

227g    self-raising flour
227g    honey
113g    butter
113g    chopped cherries
113g    sultanas
  57g    mixed peel
     2    eggs

pinch of salt and nutmeg
milk as required

Cream together butter and honey. 
Beat eggs together and add alternately with the flour and salt. Add fruit, peel and nutmeg.
Beat lightly but well. Add a little milk if required.  
Turn into a prepared tin (165 - 190mm diameter) and bake for approximately 2 ½ hrs. in a moderate oven.

HONEY FRUIT SCONES

448g   Self Raising flour
112g   margarine or butter
  84g   sugar (caster)
  28g   honey
     2   eggs
     3   tabs milk
   1/4    tsp salt
   84g  fruit
                                               

Sieve flour and salt into bowl.  Rub Flour, Marg/butter & Sugar together.
Whisk Eggs Honey & Milk. Add this to the mixing bowl to make a smooth dough.  Add fruit. Turn out onto a floured board and knead until dough is smooth. 
Roll lightly to ¾ inch thick.  Cut out circles and put on floured tray.  Glaze with egg.
Bake on top shelf for 15 minutes at 400oF / 200oC


Honey classes

The silverware


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