We are looking forward to welcoming Hazel and Michael Blackburn back this year to judge our honey show on Saturday 1st October at 3-8pm. Classes 1 to 17 will be judged by our expert judge; class 18 will be judged by the members. All entries in the Honey Show are FREE but must be exhibited by 15.30 at the latest.
Trophies to be won
Iliffe Cup. Awarded to the member with most points in all classes.
Wantage Challenge cup. Awarded to the member with the most points in classes 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Peggy Mein Cookery cup. Awarded to the winner of class 5 & 7
Harmsworth Trophy. Awarded to the member with the most points in the beeswax classes (classes 8, 9 and 10)
Valentine Trophy. Awarded to the member with the most points in the DIY and creative arts classes (classes 11,12 and 13)
Mattingley Novice Cup. Awarded to the winner of class 14.
Peter Dawson Beginners’ Cup Awarded to the winner of class 15
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No need to pre-book, just bring your entries along on the day! All entries in the Honey Show are FREE but must be exhibited by 15.30 at the latest.
Points shall be calculated 1st = 3 points; 2nd = 2 points; 3rd = 1 point.
You may enter 2 items per class, but only the highest will count should you have both items placed1st, 2nd or 3rd.
Entries are welcomed from Vale and Downland, and Newbury members, but note that only members of Vale and Downland
Beekeepers Association can be awarded cups or trophies.
Classes 1, 2, 3, 14 and 15 – honey to be shown without labels other than exhibit label.
1. A novice is defined as a person who has not yet won a first prize at any honey show.
2. A beginner is defined as a person who is in their first twelve months of keeping bees.