2020 MBKA Honey Show

5th and 6th September 2020
Venue: Elm Court Garden Centre Gillingham ME7 3JQ

This year’s Honey Show was cancelled due to the Covid 19 situation.

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.

2019 Results

ClassDescriptionFirstSecondThirdFourthFifthNumber of Entries
12 jars of extracted honey - lightPaul Lawrence4
22 jars of extracted honey - medium Paul Lawrence7
32 jars of extracted honey - darkMark Ballard2
42 jars of granulated or soft set honeyMark Ballard2
52 jars of chunk honeyMark Ballard1
6Composite; honey, wax and frameJohn ChapmanMark Ballard2
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


2019 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)John Chapman
The Bryden Memorial Cup (best composite entry in class 6)John Chapman
The Gowar Memorial Cup (best Mead)John Chapman
The Blaxland Silver Salver (best sections in class 8)Mark Ballard
The Rose Bowl (best cake)Sue Chapman
The Novice Cup (best exhibit in the novice classes)Sonia Belsey
The Holland Bowl (best honey in class 17 – commercial)Tony Edwards
The Chapman Cup (best photograph)Elaine Laight
The Clueit Cup (best honey in show)Tony Edwards
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)
Sonia Belsey