Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells Branch

Honey Show


2017 Honey Show Entries.
 Overview of Honey Show Entries
Click here for A Guide on how to prepare entries.
For detailed information contact: Honey Show Secretary:     Richard Rose Tel: 01892 653 863
or alternatively Cliff Hayward E-mail:
Below is the schedule and rules for the 2017 Honey Show.
Honey Show Schedule 2017 (298 KB)
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The venue for our 2017 Honey Show was held at the St Bartholomews Church Hall, Otford, TN14 5PG. on Saturday 16th September. Staging took place from 9.30 to 10.30 a.m and judging was from 10.30 a,m.

Below is a pdf document of photographs of some of the entries in our 2017 show.

Honey Show 2017 in Pictures (589 KB)
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Honey Show Results 2017 (365 KB)
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We had an excellent 2017 Honey Show with a good number of people producing high quality entries. In all, there were sixteen prize-winners, and many of those won multiple prizes.

The cup for the highest number of points will go to Paul Abbott, the runners-up were Cliff and Pauline Hayward. One of the new entrants this year was Ashley McCulloch, who decided to follow his father, Bret, into beekeeping as part of his activities for the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. Ashley won two first places for six 1oz blocks of wax and for two moulded candles. His honey also won prizes in the novice and two other classes. Paul Abbott took five firsts, including a clean sweep in the two mead classes. Richard Rose got four firsts in the honey classes, including for a frame of comb honey ready for extraction. Cliff and Pauline Hayward managed three firsts in cake and candle classes. Philip Runacres won firsts in two honey classes. Lucy Wigley was this year’s prize honey cake baker; Anthony Brothers won the item of beekeeping paraphernalia class and well done to Margaret Everest, who walked away with a first for her honey in the novice class.                                 Mary Staffurth                                                                         

The Honey Judge's Steward, Elizabeth Birchenough  reports:    

We had a good turnout for the annual honey show with fifteen entrants and 85 entries across the range of classes. John Chapman, was our judge for this year and these are some of his comments:.  

Honey Show 2017
 Honey Entries