|On this page, we hope to supply you with all the
information you need to enter your products for showing, and provide top quality,
Where can you exhibit ?
Whilst there are a large number of shows in which you can enter
your wares, the two main ones for this Branch are the Exeter County Show and the North
Devon Branch's own Honey Show.
Show dates for 2017 are as follows :-
|St. Johns Garden Centre, Bees and Flowers
|To be confirmed
|North Devon Show, Craft Tent
|further information from
|St Johns Garden Centre, NDBKA Honey Show
||Schedule and Entry Form (pdf file)
|In most shows, exhibits are divided in to five main
- Honey, with different classes for run honey, creamed honey and
chunk honey, sections and cut comb
- Photography (see below)
- Cookery (items made to recipes supplied by the organisers).
Honey at the Branch Show
The exact details vary for each event, and the organisers will
issue schedules before each show.
We will enter details on this site when they become available. In the meantime, if
you want to see a schedule in more detail, click here to see
a copy of the schedule for the Branch's Honey Show in October 06.
New Branch Photo Competition for 2017
The Photo section of the 2017 Branch honey Show will be replaced with a Photo Competition.
We are making a 2018 calendar using photos entered into and judged at
our September 2017 Honey Show at St.Johns Garden Centre. The best 12
will be collated and printed as a 2018 calendar and will be on sale
ready for Christmas 2017.
All colour photos must be taken between 1/1/17 and 1/9/17, printed out,
maximum size A4, minimum 6" x 4", subject - anything bee related. You
may enter up to three photos, none of which should have been used in
any other competition. We are sorry, but we are unable to return the
photos to their owner.
This gives you all nine months to snap away at your bees and apiaries.
Please send or give all your photos to any committee member, anytime
before the closing date - the sooner the better.
How should you prepare for Exhibition ?
Success, they say, is in the detail. Whilst the
quality of your products should speak for itself, showing them is about presentation as
well as quality. If two similar items taste as good as each other to the
judges, then it will be the better presented exhibit which will "steal the
show". If you want a few tips, have a look at the excellent article written by
Duncan Weaver (click here). For further help, try
the reference books listed at the bottom of his article, or have a chat with one of the
Branch Members who has some experience in showing. They are always happy to help.
Secondly, start planning early, especially such classes as cut
comb or the photography section. Even the cookery entries may benefit for a
few prior attempts, just to make sure that you have got the method spot on and that you
can cope with the vagaries of your temperamental oven !
Finally, don't be afraid to try. If, on your first
attempt you don't do too well, don't worry. You will have learnt something and
that will bode well for your next attempt