HBA Honey Show Rules & Regulations 2019

  1. Entries must be made on the form provided and sent, with a stamped addressed envelope, to the Show assistant at the address on the form. All entries must reach the Show assistant by Saturday 5th October 2019. After this date no further entries will be accepted without prior arrangement with the Honey Show Manager.
  2. Entry Fees. There are no entry fees payable
  3. Eligibility to Enter. Classes 1 to 43 are open to all paid-up members of any Beekeeping Association. Classes 44 – 47 are Open to children of paid-up members of any Beekeeping Association aged 10 to under 16 years
  4. Delivery, Staging and Collection of Exhibits. All exhibits must be delivered between 07.30 and 09.15 hours on Saturday 19th October 2019. All exhibitors should stage their own exhibits, but those unable to do so may request them to be staged by an appointed steward (Please see Honey Show Manager).
    Please note: no new entries, class changes, adjustments etc. will be accepted on show day. All exhibitors must leave the room by 09.15 hours on show day. Exhibits may not be removed from the show bench before 16.00 hours on Sunday 20th October 2019
  5. Labels. Exhibitors must label every entry with the labels supplied by the Show Manager which must not be altered or marked.
    Except where otherwise specified in this schedule of classes no exhibitor may place any name card, trade card, unofficial label, name or mark on or attached to any part of the exhibit

    Jars and bottles labels to be affixed with the lower edge 13 mm from bottom of jar
    Square sections and frames label at the top right hand corner of the vertical transparent face of the case and the duplicate on the top of the horizontal bar of the frame or section
    Round sections one label on rings and duplicate on face 13 mm from bottom edge of each section
    Cut Comb affix one on the lid and the duplicate on the long side of the container. If using the new comb containers where the lid is affixed to the case a single label on the lid is acceptable
    Small blocks of wax label affixed to one side of each item in the class
    Candles label is to be affixed near the base
    Display Classes label will be affixed to the base or table
    Cakes, biscuits, sweets, scones displayed on a white paper plate together with the card (if applicable) supplied by the Honey Show Manager
    Polish and cosmetics one label on the lid, the other on the container
  6. Honey and Wax. All honey and wax exhibited must be the produce of the exhibitor’s own bees. Exception for candle and ornamental wax classes 21 to 24
  7. Beeswax. Beeswax may be exhibited polished or unpolished at the exhibitor’s discretion
  8. Section and Frames. Sections and frames must be enclosed in a case visible from both sides and removable by the judge
  9. Extracted Honey. Extracted honey must be exhibited in clear 454 g (1 lb) squat glass jars with gold lacquered metal screw lids or white or gold plastic twist-off lids except where otherwise stated. Jars and lids must be matching
  10. Honey Colour. B D grading glasses (approved by National Honey Show) will be used. Grading glasses are available from the Show Manager on show day. (Grading glasses should be viewed against the side of a standard 1lb honey jar with a matt white background, not against direct light source)
  11. Mead. Mead must be shown in clear glass wine bottles of approximately 750 ml capacity. Cork flanged stoppers must be used, with either white or cream tops. Nothing else is acceptable. No alcohol may be added
  12. All exhibits in the following classes shall be displayed as follows (see Rule 5 for labelling):
    1. Class 17 (Gift Class, one jar of honey) – no personal or private labels are permitted.
      Class 20 (5 Blocks of beeswax) – displayed on a paper plate.
      Classes 21-22 (Beeswax Candles) – mounted by exhibitors for judging on to thin stainless steel spikes on a fixed base which will be provided by and remain the property of the Hampshire Honey Show. If candles are dipped, exhibitors should provide own candle holder for judging.
    2. Classes 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31 (Confectionery) – placed on a white plate and covered with a transparent plastic bag; cloches are available for the show bench.
      Classes 28 – 30 (Confectionery) – recipe should be displayed on the card supplied with the labels.
    3. Class 15 (6 Matching Jars) – labelled in accordance with current regulations.
    4. Class 23 (Beeswax Polish) – in a small container. No product labels are permitted
    5. Class 24 (Beeswax Cosmetics) – in a small container with the card (provided) describing the product and listing ingredients.
    6. Class 44 – 45 (Juniors) – age of entrant to be displayed with entry on a plain card. Computer generated exhibits not permitted in Class 44
  13. Exhibitors. Exhibitors may make two entries in any one class, but no single exhibit may be shown in more than one class, and an exhibitor shall not be entitled to more than one award in any one class. Joint owners of colonies are not allowed to make separate entries
  14. Class 17 – Gift Class exhibits become the property of the Show Committee and will be disposed of at their discretion during the show
  15. CAUTION. No exhibit may be tasted or in any way interfered with by the exhibitor or any person during the Show without the authority of the Show Manager
  16. Care of Exhibits. Ordinary care will be taken of exhibits but Hampshire Beekeepers Association will NOT be responsible for any loss or damage sustained by exhibitors, in any way whatsoever
  17. Objections. Any protest by any exhibitor must be made in writing by 1500 hours on the day of the Show. Prior notification to the Honey Show Manager is appreciated
  18. The Show Manager is empowered to:-
    • Withhold prizes in case of insufficient entries or merit.
    • Retain all or part of an exhibit concerning which a protest has been made until a decision upon such a protest has been taken.
    • Decide any questions as to the interpretation of the above rules and regulations. Such decisions shall be final and conclusive
  19. A Novice. A novice is anyone who has not won a first, second or third prize in any Honey Show
  20. Points Awards. Points shall be calculated on the following basis:-
    1st = 4 points, 2nd = 3 Points, 3rd = 2 Points, Highly commended = 1 Point
  21. Association Trophies. An Association must be nominated on the Entry Form for exhibitor points to be credited towards the Centenary Trophy and Hickman Shield. If none is given then the points awarded to an exhibitor will NOT be awarded to any Association. In the event of a tie for a Trophy or Prize awarded on a points basis, then the award shall be made to the exhibitor who has secured the most First Prizes, failing this, then Second, Third and so on

Judging comments on entries will be available on table display when the honey show opens for public viewing at 13.30 hours.