Burton & District Beekeepers Association will be holding it's Annual Honey Show on the 28th & 29th of September 2019 at Coopers Square Shopping Centre, Burton on Trent, DE14 1HL. Our judge this year is Mr Terry Ashley.
Last year we had well over 100 entries. I am sure with the summer I hope we are going to have and with our ever increasing membership and neighbouring associations we can improve on this number this year. Over a 100 entries gives us a "Blue Ribbon Entry" which means that the over all winner of the show gets an automatic entry into the National Honey Show if they wish to attend it. There is also a new incentive for the best novice, the winner will receive a certificate that gives them plus one other entry to the National Honey Show, entry to lectures and a schedule.
All beekeepers are warmly invited to submit an entry. It's a very friendly event and you are guaranteed to learn plenty from the judge and from your fellow beekeepers. Whether it be a pot or two of honey, a beautiful capped frame, a pair of beeswax candles or a tasty fruit cake containing your honey, novices to experts are very welcome! It is rewarding to see your honey and other bee related products shared and examined. It is also beneficial to let the public see what English honey looks like, and to educate them of the benefits of our hobby. There is always plenty of interest in the exhibits - there are opportunities to help on the Burton Beekeepers honey stall and to tell visiting members of the public about beekeeping (or if you are a novice, you can get lots of tips and information from the more experienced beekeepers! And probably have a few tips of your own to share). If you want to get involved with the Honey Show, please get in touch with the Honey Show Secretary via the website contacts page.
For details about the different entry classes and the Honey Show rules, check out the show schedule
Final date for entries is Sept 14th – which will come around quickly so start thinking about your entries now!
Look forward to seeing you at Coopers Square in September.