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Richmond Beekeepers Association in North Yorkshire
Richmond and District Beekeepers' Association, North Yorkshire

 

 

 

 

RBDKA Honey Show & Social

Monday October 16th 7.30 at Richmond Cricket Club

Honey Show - Schedule of Show Classes

  1. LIGHT HONEY
    Two 1lb jars of light honey. Excludes heather honey
  2. MEDIUM or DARK HONEY
    Two 1lb jars medium or dark honey. Excludes heather
  3. NATURALLY SET HONEY
    Two 1lb jars of naturally set or granulated honey
  4. SOFT SET or CREAMED HONEY
    Two 1lb jars of soft set or creamed honey
  5. HEATHER HONEY
    Two 1lb jars heather honey
  6. STANDARD 1lb SECTION HONEY
    One standard 1lb wooden section of flower or heather honey
  7. SHALLOW or DEEP FRAME HONEY
    One shallow or deep frame comb of flower or heather honey
  8. CUT COMB HONEY
    One 8oz (minimum weight) pack of cut comb honey
  9. CHUNK HONEY
    One 1lb jar chunk honey.
  10. MEAD
    One bottle of sweet or dry mead
  11. PLAIN CAKE BEESWAX
    Plain cake (minimum 8oz) of beeswax
  12. SIX PIECES BEESWAX
    Six pieces (1oz each) of beeswax
  13. PLAIN HONEY CAKE
    Plain honey cake prepared to a standard recipe
  14. FRUIT HONEY CAKE
    Fruit honey cake prepared to a standard recipe
  15. BEESWAX CANDLES
    Beeswax candles prepared by any method
  16. ANY OTHER ITEM
    Any item or idea, designed by a member, which will assist, amuse or educate fellow beekeepers. Also hive product which is not included in the other show classes
  17. BEEKEEPING PHOTOGRAPHY
    One, two, or three photographs of any aspect of bees or beekeeping. Maximum size A4. Photographic and digital manipulation must be the work of the exhibitor. To be judged on apicultural interest and photographic quality.

Richmond Beekeepers Honey Show and Social

 

Honey Cake Recipes

Plain Honey Cake

  • 4 oz butter of margarine
  • 8 oz honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 oz self raising flour
  • Pinch of salt

Method

  • Cream butter and honey together
  • Add beaten egg alternately with sifted flour & salt, If necessary add a little milk.
  • Bake in a well buttered 7”cake tin for one to one and a half hours at 160-180C (325-350F, gas mark 3-4)

Fruit Honey Cake

  • 4 oz butter
  • 8 oz honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 oz self raising flour
  • 4 oz (each) of sultanas and currents
  • 2 oz mixed peel
  • Pinch of salt & nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons milk

Method

  • Cream butter & honey together
  • Add beaten egg alternately with sifted flour / salt.
  • Add remaining ingredients & mix well
  • Bake in a well buttered 7” cake tin for two to two and a half hours at 160 - 180C (325-350, gas mark 3-4)