MBKA Honey Show

Our annual Honey Show is usually held during September. This offers our members a chance to show and display not just honey, but also hive products such as wax, candles and of course mead.


2018 Results

ClassDescriptionFirstSecondThirdFourthFifthNumber of Entries
12 jars of extracted honey - lightJen FerryMark BallardJohn Chapman5
22 jars of extracted honey - medium John ChapmanMark BallardDavid Hopper8
32 jars of extracted honey - darkMark Ballard2
42 jars of granulated or soft set honeyMark BallardElaine LaightJen FerryNo AwardsDavid Hopper7
51 shallow frame for extractionMark BallardJohn ChapmanArchie McLellanSheila StunnelDarragh Skerritt5
6Composite; honey, wax and frameMark Ballard1
7A cake of beeswaxJohn ChapmanMark Ballard2
82 sectionsSue ChapmanMark BallardSimon Marshall4
92 containers of cut combMark BallardJen Ferry2
10Sweet meadElaine Laight3
11Dry meadSimon MarshallJohn Chapman3
12Honey cake to this years recipeDaphne BlaxlandElaine LaightMark BallardSheila Stunnel8
13Honey biscuits or cookiesSheila StunnelSonia BelseyDaphne Blaxland5
14Novices - 2 jars honey clear or granulatedElaine LaightSonia BelseyArchie McLellanDarragh Skerritt4
15Candles - 2 plainMark BallardJohn ChapmanJen Ferry3
16A moulded beeswax objectSimon MarshallArchie McLellanMark BallardJen Ferry6
17Commercial - 3 identical containersMark BallardJohn Chapman3
18Gift - 1 jar extracted honeyMark BallardJohn ChapmanArchie McLellan4
19Gift - 1 jar granulated or soft set honeyMark BallardNo AwardsDavid Hopper3
20Colour photo about bees or beekeepingElaine LaightJen FerrySonia BelseyMark BallardJohn Chapman12
21Craft relating to bees or beekeepingSonia BelseyRoma PotterElaine LaightEsther McLellanArchie McLellan5
Total Entries94

2018 Cup and Award Winners

The Neves Silver Memorial Cup (highest aggregate number of points)              Mark Ballard
The Chairman’s Silver Challenge Cup (best frame in class 5)                              Mark Ballard
The Bryden Memorial Cup (best composite entry in class 6)                                Mark Ballard
The Gowar Memorial Cup (best Mead)                                                                    Simon Marshall
The Blaxland Silver Salver (best sections in class 8)                                              Sue Chapman
The Rose Bowl (best cake)                                                                                          Daphne Blaxland
The Novice Cup (best exhibit in the novice classes)                                               Elaine Laight
The Holland Bowl (best honey in class 17 – commercial)                                      Mark Ballard
The Chapman Cup (best photograph)                                                                     Elaine Laight
The Clueit Cup (best honey in show)                                                                        Mark Ballard
The Wax Cup (best wax in class 7)                                                                             John Chapman
The Dennis Harvey Memorial Award (best entry in the Novice class
and takes the form of a beekeeping book of the winner’s choice)                        Elaine Laight