Honey Show Regulations

HBA Honey Show Rules & Regulations

We kindly ask that you read the rules & regulations carefully and understand them prior to sending your entry so that you understand what is expected of you and your exhibits; this will help ensure that you are less likely to be disqualified as soon the judge arrives to judge your exhibits at the same time as preventing any delays on the day of the show.

1. Entries must be made on the form provided; photocopies may be used and posted to reach the Show Manager. Postal entries must reach the Show Manager by Friday 23rd September 2016 and email entries must also be received before Friday 23rd September 2016. After these dates no further entries will be
accepted without prior Arrangement with the Honey Show Manager. If entering by email you must provide a list of classes you wish to enter and provide details requested on the form. No entry labels will be sent after Tuesday 27th September 2016.
1b) i) No displays that have previously won a prize at the Hampshire or National Honey Show will be accepted. If you do enter a display that has previously won any prizes at the above shows then the judge(s) will be informed and they or the show manager will disqualify the exhibit and withhold any prize(s)
and points. A display will be classed as identical to its predecessor unless half of the items on the new display are new 1b) ii) The Display must contain a minimum of 3lb of honey (can be any honey).

2. Entry Fees. There are no Entry fees payable.

3. Eligibility to Enter.
3a. Classes 1 to 44 are members Classes available to all paid-up members of any Beekeeping Association affiliated with or part of Hampshire Beekeepers Association.
3b. Classes 45 to 48 are open to any children regardless as to whether they are part of a Beekeeping Association or not. They must be aged 5 to 16 years of age.

4. Delivery, Staging and Collection of Exhibits. All exhibits must be delivered between 16:30 and 17:50 on Friday 30th September 2016 or 07:30 and 09:00 on Saturday 1st October 2016.
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 the show day without exception. All exhibitors must leave the
room by 09:10 hours on show day unless relieved of this requirement by the Show Manager. Exhibits must not be removed from the show bench Before 16:00 hours on the last day of the show (Sunday) and without the supervision of a steward that has been appointed by the Show Manager (YOU WILL BE ESCORTED AROUND TO YOUR ENTRIES BY YOUR DESIGNATED STEWARD, who after you have signed to confirm the receipt of your items will escort you to the pre-designated exit root out of the show room).

5. Labels. Exhibitors must label every entry with the labels supplied by the Show Manager which must not be altered or marked.
For jars and bottles labels to be affixed with the lower edge 13 mm from bottom of jar. (Approx. The height of a standard gold lacquered lid)
For Square Sections and Frames affix the 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. On round sections place one label on rings and duplicate on face 13 mm from bottom edge
of each section.
For Cut Comb affix the label to the lid and the duplicate on the side of the container.
If a showcase is used for wax classes one label to be affixed to the glass and the duplicate to the surface of the wax.
Where a showcase is not used, you should affix the first label to the base on which the exhibit will mounted AFTER JUDGING.
Small blocks of wax shall have a label affixed to one side of each item in the class.
For candles the label is to be affixed near the base.
Display Classes only one label will be provided which shall be affixed to the base or table.
Cakes and Small Honey cakes shall be displayed on a white paper plate with a plastic cake cloche. (Which will be provided by the show manager), shall be placed together with the Card and Label supplied by the Honey Show Manager 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 unless otherwise specified in the class description or by the show manager.
Labels for Photographs shall be placed in any one of the four corners on the front of the photograph. Any labels on the back cannot and may not be read by the judges and therefore immediately disqualified.

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 22 to 25.

7. Cake cloches are to be used when displaying your cakes this is to allow better viewing and ease when judging. The Show may have some to borrow but they will be at a first come first serve basis.

8.Beeswax. Beeswax may be exhibited polished or unpolished at the exhibitor’s discretion.

9.Section and Frames. Sections and frames must be enclosed in a case visible from both sides and removable by Judge.

10. Extracted Honey. Extracted honey must be exhibited in clear one pound (454g) squat jars, with standard gold lacquered commercial screw tops or twist offs, and matching, except where otherwise stated.

11. Honey Colour. British Standards Institute (Number 1656) grading filters (glasses) will be used. Grading filters 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.

12. Mead. Mead must be shown in clear glass wine bottles of approximately 750 ml capacity. Cork flanged stoppers must be used, with either white of cream tops. Nothing else is acceptable. No alcohol may be added.

13. All exhibits in the following classes shall be displayed as follows:
(A) Class 18 Gift Class, one jar of honey, light, medium or dark, crystallised or soft set – No personal or private labels are permitted. Class 21: 5 Blocks of beeswax – 1 class label to be placed per block, all to be displayed on a paper plate and with the numbers viewable. Classes 22 – 23, 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 Hampshire
Honey Show. If candles are dipped, the exhibitors should provide own candle holder for judging.
(B) Classes 28, 29, 30, 31 & 32, Confectionery – placed on a white plate and covered with a transparent
plastic cake cloche with labelling as directed (See Rule 5).
(C) Class 15, 6 Matching Jars – labelled in accordance with current regulations.
(D) Class 24, Beeswax Polish – in a small container. No product labels permitted.
(E) Class 25, Beeswax Cosmetics – in a small container with a card describing the product and ingredients.
(F) Class 45 – 46, juniors, Painting Relating to Beekeeping – age of entrant to be displayed with entry on a plain card the same should also be done for Computer generated exhibits.
(G)Other Classes 36, 37, 38, Junior Class 46 a short narrative description on a plane white card or sheet, half A4 Size of what the photograph depicts should accompany entry. Entry label affixed to bottom left of narrative description.
(H) For Confectionery classes 29 & 31, recipe should be displayed on a plain white card or paper only.

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. Gift Class. 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 15:00 hours on the last 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 at any level!

20. Points Awards Points shall be calculated on the following basis:-
1st = 4 points,
2nd = 3 Points
3rd = 2 Points
4th = 1 Point.
HC= 1/2 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 point’s 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.