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OBKA 2021 Honey Show
21st November 2021 @ 13:00 - 17:00
We look forward to seeing you at our Honey Show on Sunday 21st November. We are pleased to announce that our cups and prizes will be presented by TV personality and researcher Darragh Ennis, and Terry Thomas, our longest serving member, who many of you will know. We will also run a question and answer session during judging with a panel of four very experienced members.
The Programme for the afternoon is:
13.00hrs: Setting out of exhibits
14.00hrs: Judging and Q&A session (see below)
15.00hrs: Judges summaries and results
17.00hrs: Removal of exhibits
There are no entry fees and no prize monies. Entries will be judged by Claire O’Brien from Reading BKA.
The show is open to any beekeeper who is a member of an association affiliated to the BBKA, or indeed a direct BBKA member.
Tea / coffee and refreshments will be provided.
It is really important to tell Peter Hawkins, Honey Show Organiser, which classes you are entering before the show date to give him time to prepare the labels for all the exhibits.
For full details including the entry form please download the following document:
Alternatively send an email to Peter Hawkins with details of the classes you would like to enter.
Question and Answers session
During judging we will have a question and answers session with the following panel members:
Terry Thomas (our longest serving member)
Heather Horner (longstanding beekeeper and mead maker)
Andy Pedley (our Apiary Manager, ex. Chair of Ealing and District BKA and speaker at this year’s National Honey Show on food safety)
Andrew Brough (Queen rearer; presented our very successful queen raising course this year.)
You may submit questions before the event if you prefer (email to Secretary)
Presentation of Cups and Certificates
TV personality (ITV The Chase), quizzer, entomologist (University of Oxford, studying insect brains) and local beekeeper Darragh Ennis, and
Terry Thomas will present cups and BBKA certificates.
We will try to ensure the venue, which is quite large, is well ventilated and we will set out seating to provide as much distance between people as possible. With this in mind, please bring a warm coat. We will provide hand sanitizer. Wearing face masks is encouraged.
We ask that you don’t touch exhibits and suggest you avoid greeting people by shaking hands, hugging etc!
Please don’t attend if you or anyone in your household is unwell or you have been asked to self-isolate by Covid Track and Trace.