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                    RULES AND REGULATIONS


All honey and wax must be the bona fide produce of the exhibitor’s own bees.


1. Extracted Honey must be exhibited in clear matching jars, containing between 450

    And 500g. With matching lids.

2. Comb Honey

a)       Cut comb honey must be shown in standard white 227g. Containers with transparent Snap-On lids.

b)       Frames must be shown in protective cases without lacing or edging, both sides of the comb visible.

3. Wax may be exhibited polished or unpolished at the discretion of the exhibitor.

4. Mead must be shown in clear glass, PUNTED bottles of round section and of

  Approximately 26 fluid ounces capacity with rounded, not sloping shoulders and without lettering, fluting or ornamentation of any kind. Bottles with shallow punts are acceptable. Only cork stoppers with white plastic flanges are to be used. No alcohol may be added to Metheglin or Melomel, nor may Alcohol or flavouring be added to Mead, but additions such as acids, nutrients and tannin may be used.

5. Honey Colour British Standards Institutions (No.1656) Filters (Glasses) will be used. 

6. Staging of exhibits will be carried out exclusively by the stewards, except for classes H1 & H13, which may be staged by the exhibitor. Collection of exhibits may only take place after the distribution of prizes after the show has closed at4.00pm. And any prize money or awards not claimed by then will be deemed a donation to DBKA funds.

7. I.D. Labels – Exhibitors must label every item with DDBKA Identification Labels supplied by the Honey Show Secretary. These labels must not be altered and are to be fixed to jars 10-15mm. above the bottom of the jar. On sections and shallow frames, I.D. labels are fixed at the top right –hand corner of the vertical transparent face of the case, and a duplicate on the top horizontal bar of the frame or section. I.D. labels for cut comb shall be fixed, one on the lid and the duplicate on the side of the container. If a show case is used for wax, one label must be fixed on to the glass and the duplicate on to the surface of the wax to be shown uppermost. For display classes,

One I.D. label should be fixed clearly at the front of the base. The I.D. label supplied for cakes should be placed together with the exhibit in a plastic bag provided by the Honey Show Secretary. Class H12 should also carry the exhibitors own label, which should conform to current legislation. 

8. Entries must be made on the form provided and posted to reach the Honey Show Secretary by the 27th August 2016. Entries in the Novice Class are restricted to those who have not won a 1st.Prize in any honey show. Entry fees will be £1.00 per exhibit.  

9. A stall will be provided for beekeepers to sell their honey. Honey for sale will be priced at £7.00 (£6.00) per 454g. Jar, £4.50(£4.00) per 227g. Jar, £8.00(£7.00) per section and £4.00(£3.50) per 227g. Cut comb. Beekeepers will receive the amounts in brackets for their sold items.

10. Awards. Exhibitors may make more than one entry in a class but no single exhibit may be shown in more than one class and an exhibitor shall not be entitled to more than one placed award in any one class. Points will be awarded as follows: 1st. 6 points; 2nd. 5 points; 3rd. 4 points; VHC 3 points; HC 2 points.

11. The Honey Show Referee is empowered to:

a)       Increase the number and value of prizes and/or awards in any class should the number and high standard of merit warrant his so doing

b)       Withhold prizes in cases of insufficient merit or entries.

c)       Submit for analysis any exhibit

d)       Retain any exhibit for analysis if a protest has been made.

e)       Disqualify any exhibit without a reason being given.

f)        Decide any question as to the interpretation of the rules and regulations.

12. Objections. Any protest by an exhibitor must be made in writing by 17th. Sept. It must be accompanied by a deposit of £10. Should the protest be sustained or be considered reasonable the deposit will be returned.