2022 MBKA Honey Show

9 – 11 September 2022
Venue: Elm Court Garden Centre Gillingham ME7 3JQ
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.

2021 Results

ClassDescriptionFirstSecondThirdFourthFifthNumber of Entries
12 jars of extracted honey - lightArchie MacLellanChristopher HayesMark Ballard3
22 jars of extracted honey - medium Sonia BelseyJohn ChapmanMark BallardArchie MacLellanTony Edwards6
32 jars of extracted honey - darkMark Ballard1
42 jars of granulated or soft set honeyMark BallardDavid Hopper2
52 jars of chunk honeyChristopher HayesMark BallardArchie MacLellan3
6Composite; honey, wax and frameTony EdwardsJohn ChapmanMark Ballard4
71 shallow frame for extractionJohn ChapmanMark BallardTony Edwards5
82 sectionsMark BallardArchie McLlanSue Chapman3
92 containers of cut combMark Ballard1
10Novices - 2 jars honey clear or granulatedSonia BelseyNeil Byhurst3
11Gift - 1 jar extracted honeyJohn ChapmanMark Ballard2
12Gift - 1 jar granulated or soft set honeyMark BallardJohn Chapman2
13Commercial - 3 identical containersTony EdwardsMark BallardJohn Chapman6
14A cake of beeswaxJohn ChapmanMark Ballard2
15Candles - 2 plainJohn ChapmanMark Ballard2
16A moulded beeswax objectSimon MarshallMark BallardJohn ChapmanPaul Lawrence6
17Sweet MeadJohn ChapmanElaine Laight2
18Dry MeadJohn ChapmanSimon MarshallElaine Laight3
19Honey cake to this years recipeSue ChapmanMelvyn BelseyElaine LaightTony EdwardsSonia Belsey8
20Honey biscuits or cookiesSonia BelseyDaphne Blaxland3
21Colour photo about bees or beekeepingElaine LaightMark BallardEsther McLellanSue Chapman14
22Craft relating to bees or beekeepingElaine LaightSonia Belsey2
Total Entries83


2021 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)Tony Edwards
The Bryden Memorial Cup (best composite entry in class 6)Mark Ballard
The Gowar Memorial Cup (best Mead)John Chapman
The Blaxland Silver Salver (best sections in class 8)Not Awarded
The Rose Bowl (best cake)Sue Chapman
The Novice Cup (best exhibit in the novice classes)Melvyn Belsey
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)
Melvyn Belsey