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The Federation of Irish Beekeepers Associations clg FIBKA

Summer School Honey Show 2022

Exhibits

will be accepted on:
Friday 29th July 2022 from 9am until 12 Noon

Judging

will commence on:
Friday 29th from 1pm

Judges for 2022

John Donoghue
Jim Fletcher
Redmond Williams

Presentation of Prizes

Mr. Lorcan Bourke, Bord Bia, will present the prizes at 4pm on Saturday 30th

Honey Show Secretary:

Gavin Fitzpatrick, Seskin, Carrick on Suir, Co. Waterford, Ireland, E32K662, Phone: 087-788-9619 – eMail: honey.show@irishbeekeeping.ie

Rules and Regulations

  1. An exhibit may not be entered in more than one class.
  2. A judge may not be an exhibitor in any class in which he/she acts as a judge.
  3. Staging of exhibits will be by appointed stewards except in display classes.
  4. The Federation or Show Committee shall not be responsible for loss of or damage to exhibits.
  5. The winner of a cup, except for exhibitors from outside Ireland, may retain it until the commencement of the Summer Course of the succeeding year, on which date it must be returned in good order and condition to the Hon. Secretary of the National Honey Show.
  6. The decision of the judges shall be final.
  7. The Judge reserve the right not to award all or any of the prizes in any class.
  8. An exhibitor shall not be entitled to more than one prize in any one class, or in supreme Honey awards.
  9. Gift exhibits and prize-winning exhibits in classes 14, 18 and 19 become the property of the Show Committee and will be disposed of at their discretion during the show.
  10. A label or other distinguishing mark may not be placed on any exhibit, except in Classes 8 and 9 where labels, Which conform to E.U. regulations, must be affixed to exhibits. Numbers should be placed 12 mm to 15mm from the bottom of the jar and with Sections and Beeswax, one number should be affixed to the exhibit and the other to the covering.
  11. The decision of the Show Committee on any matter relating to the show (except judging) shall be final.
  12. Entries must be made on the form provided and posted or emailed so as to reach the Show Secretary by 22ndJuly. Late entries will be accepted up to 11a.m. on Friday 29th.
  13. Entries must be placed on the show benches on Friday between 9am and 12pm. Once an exhibitor has completed the display,They may not re-enter the Honey Show.
  14. All Honey and Wax exhibited must be the genuine produce of the exhibitor’s own bees.
  15. Honey Colour: the Judge will use the BD Standard Grading Glasses, These will be available from the show secretary. Honey that is found to be the wrong colour for the class it is entered in will be disqualified.
  16. Wax may be exhibited polished or unpolished at the discretion of the exhibitor. Candles must be displayed in secure, non-combustible holders.
  17. An exhibit may not be removed until after the show closes. Removal of exhibits will take place on Saturday between 5pm-6pm. A steward must accompany you during this process.
  18. Sections must be enclosed in Section cases. Commercial yellow cases are acceptable.
  19. Mead must be shown in clear, colourless punted wine bottles, without lettering, fluting, or ornamentation of any kind. Bottles must be corked with flanged stoppers, which must be removable without the use of a corkscrew.
  20. Extracted honey must be exhibited in plain, clear glass jars with either plain gold lacquered or Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Associations CLG lids.
  21. Photographic Class: All exhibits must have been taken, but not necessarily processed by the entrant. The subject should be connected with bees or beekeeping. Each exhibit must be suitably mounted.  The maximum size of the photograph, excluding the mount, is A4 (300mm x 210mm).  Label to be placed on top right hand corner of the mount 12 mm. approx. from top right corner.
  22. Objections: Any protest by an exhibitor must be made in writing to the show Secretary by 2pm on the Saturday of the show, for consideration by an Appeals Panel, consisting of the Judges’ Referee and one other Judges who are not otherwise involved with the objection. The objection must be accompanied by a deposit of €20. Should the protest be sustained by the Appeals Panel or be considered reasonable, the deposit will be returned.

Schedule of Open Classes
1st   2nd  3rd

 

Class 1 – International Class: Twenty four jars of any of light, medium, dark, granulated, creamed or ling heather honey. The exhibit may consist of honey of one, two, three or four kinds, in equal numbers and in the same jar size.
Taylor Cup and €13  €7  €3

Class 2 – Three 340g or 454g jars of light coloured honey
Atkins Cup and €7  €4  €3

Class 3 – Three 340g or 454g jars of medium coloured honey
Boyne Valley Trophy and €7  €4  €3

Class 4 – Three 340g or 454g jars of dark coloured honey
The Galtee Skep Trophy and €7  €4  €3

Class 5 – Three 340g or 454g jars of chunk honey
Paxton Cup and €7  €4  €3

Class 6 – Three340g or 454g jarsof creamed or soft set honey
# €7  €4  €3

Class 7 – Three 340g or 454g jars of ling heather honey
# Sean McGrane Memorial Trophy and €7  €4  €3
# Prize Money sponsored by Michael G Gleeson

Class 8 – Twelve jars with display of any of 227g, 340g or 454g of light, medium, dark, granulated, creamed or ling heather honey, all the same, to be shown in jars as offered for sale.  All jars to be labelled with the exhibitor’s own labels.  Besides the quality of the honey the attractiveness of the exhibit will be taken into consideration by the judge.  Competitors to supply their own display stand.  Rule 21 does not apply.
Thorne Trophy and €7  €4  €3

Class 9 – Twelve jars of any of 227g, 340g or 454g of light, medium, dark, granulated, creamed or ling heather honey, all of the same, to be shown as offered for sale.  All jars to be labelled with the exhibitor’s own labels.  No stand required. Rule 21 does not apply.
Maher Cup and €7  €4  €3

Supreme Honey in above 9 classes:

First prize: Irish Mist Trophy and €20,  Second Prize €13,  Third Prize €7.

Class 10 – Display Class.  Honey; Beeswax or Mead (or both).  In addition, decorative material, coloured beeswax and any size or shape jar which is saleable may be used.  At least 9kg of honey must be on display.  Size not to exceed 915mm x 1220mm.  Rule 21 does not apply.
Swinerton Cup and €7  €4  €3

Comb Honey

Class 11 – Two sections of floral honey
Carroll Cup and €7  €4  €3

Class 12 – One frame of comb honey suitable for extraction
Tweedy Memorial Cup and €7  €4  €3

Class 13 – Two containers of cut comb honey gross weight 200g – 255g
Cavan Inlay Perp. Marq.
Plaque and €7  €4  €3

Class No.

Classes

No. of Exhibits

1

Twenty-four jar – International class

 

2

3 jars of light coloured honey

 

3

3 jars of medium coloured honey

 

4

3 jars of dark coloured honey

 

5

3 jars of chunk honey

 

6

3 jars of creamed or soft set honey

 

7

3 jars of ling heather honey

 

8

12 jars of honey for sale with stand

 

9

12 jars of honey for sale without stand

 

10

Display Class

 

11

2 sections of floral honey

 

12

1 frame of comb honey

 

13

2 containers of cut comb

 

14

Gift class

 

15

Collection of Bee Products

 

16

Novice class

 

17

Gift Class: Honey Fruit Cake

 

18

Gift Class: Honey Cake

 

19

Toffee, Caramel, or Sweets

 

20

6 small biscuits or cookies

 

21

1 bottle of dry mead

 

22

1 bottle of sweet mead

 

23

3 moulded beeswax candles

 

24

3 non-moulded beeswax candles

 

25

Beeswax polish

 

26

1 moulded beeswax model

 

27

1 cake of beeswax

 

28

Five matching blocks of beeswax

 

29

Coloured Photographic Class

 

30

Miscellaneous

 

If you wish to buy back your gift entries place an X in the box

O Class 14                         O Class 18                                      O Class 19

I enclose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . entry fees
(€1 per exhibit, classes 16, 19, 20, 39 and 40 free) maximum €7. 
Please note: exhibitors fees payable at Summer School or through mail service.

Name:  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Address:  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Phone:  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Email:  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

Please send entries to:

Gavin Fitzpatrick
Seskin
Carrick on Suir
Co. Waterford
Ireland

E32k662

Phone: 087-788-9619

eMail: honey.show@irishbeekeeping.ie

Gift Class

Class 14 – One section or one 340g or 454g jar (may be light, medium, dark, ling heather, granulated or creamed honey), or one section of cut comb honey.  Exhibits in this class will be disposed of at the discretion of the Show Committee. No entry fee.
Fr. Gahan Cup and €7  €4  €3

Collection of Bee-Products

Class 15 – Collection of bee-products consisting of one frame, two 340g or 454g jars of light honey; two 340g or 454g jars of medium honey; two 340g or 454g jars of crystallised, creamed or soft set honey.  Exhibitors may make use of anything which they consider will add to the effectiveness of the display.
The Rowan Cup and €7  €4  €3

Novice Class

Class 16 – One 227g, 340g or454g jar or 1 section: Competitors who have not won a prize in any class at the National Honey Show prior to the year of entry are eligible.
Grealy Memorial Trophy and €7  €4  €3

Honey Cakes

Class 17 – Honey Fruit Cake made to a recipe of the candidate’s choice & with the recipe set out for judging.
U.B.K.A. Presidents Trophy and €7  €4  €3

Class 18 –  Plain honey Cake made to a recipe of the candidate’s choice & with the recipe set out for judging.
Eddie O’Sullivan Cup and €7  €4  €3

Toffee, Caramel or Sweets

Class 19 – Toffee, Caramel, Sweets. Honey must be included in the recipe.
Betty Showler Bon Bon Dish and €7  €4  €3

Biscuits or Cookies

Class 20 – 6 small biscuits or cookies not in paper cases. Honey must be included in the recipe.
€7  €4  €3

Mead

Class 21 – One bottle of Dry Mead
O’Reilly Cup and €7  €4  €3

Class 22 – One bottle of Sweet Mead
Brother Behan Cup and €7  €4  €3

Beeswax

Class 23 – Three moulded beeswax candles
Karl Showler Silver Bowl and €7  €4  €3

Class 24 – Three non-moulded beeswax candles.
Gerry Murphy Trophy and €7  €4  €3

Class 25 – Beeswax Polish.
The Hughes Challenge Cup and €7  €4  €3

Class 26 – One beeswax model made by moulding (colour dye permitted).
€7  €4  €3

Class 27 – One cake of beeswax (not less than 20 mm thick and minimum weight 229g).
Finbar Dineen Memorial Trophy and €7  €4  €3
Prize money sponsored by the Dineen family in memory of Dody Dineen

Class 28 – Five matching blocks of beeswax weighing between 135g and 140g in total
€7  €4  €3

Class 29 – Photographic Class – Colour or Black & White Print (see Rule 22)
Kathleen Deasy Cup and €7  €4  €3

Miscellaneous

Class 30– An interesting or instructive exhibit or new invention relating to beekeeping (not previously awarded a prize at the National Honey Show).
M. Moynihan Cup and €7  €4  €3
Prize money sponsored in memory of Michael Moynihan

Best exhibit in classes 23&24 inclusive
Dan Deasy Cup and €25

Best comb in the show
Bro. Evangelist Trophy and €25

Best exhibit in the show
Mrs Poulton Cup and €25

Best beeswax exhibit in the show
The Fisher Cup and €25

Exhibitor who obtained most points in the show
Digges Cup and €25

Trophies & Prizes

Class Trophy/Prize
Class 1: Twenty-four jars – International Class
Taylors of Welwyn Trophy
Class 2: Three jars of lightcoloured honey
Atkins Cup
Class 3: Three jars of medium coloured honey
Boyne Valley Honey Co. Trophy
Class 4: Three jars of dark coloured honey
Galtee Skep Trophy
Class 5: Three jars of chunk honey
Paxton Cup
Class 6: Three jars of creamed or soft-set honey
G.V. Poulton Memorial Trophy
Class 7: Three jars of ling heather honey
Sean McGrane Memorial Cup
Class 8: Twelve jars for sale with stand
Thorne Trophy
Class 9: Twelve jars for sale no stand required
T. Maher Cup
Supreme Honey in Classes 1 – 9
The Irish Mist Trophy
Class 10: Display Class
Lawson Swinerton Cup
Class 11: Two sections of floral honey
The Carroll Cup
Class 12: One frame suitable for extraction
Tweedy Memorial Trophy
Class 13: Two containers of cut comb honey
Cavan Inlay Perpetual Trophy
Class 14 Gift Class
Rev. Fr. J. Gahan Trophy
Class 15: Collection of Bee-Products
The Rowan Cup
Class 16: Novice Class
P.J. Grealy Memorial Cup
Class 17: Honey Fruit Cake
U.B.K.A. Presidents Trophy
Class 18: Honey Cake
Eddie O’Sullivan Cup
Class 19: Toffee, Caramelor sweets
Betty Showler Bon Bon Dish
Class 20: 6 small biscuits or cookies
Class 21: One bottle of dry mead
Peter O’Reilly Trophy
Class 22: One bottle of sweet mead
Brother Behan Cup
Class 23: Three moulded beeswax candles
The Karl Showler Silver Bowl
Class 24: Three non-moulded beeswax candles
Gerry Murphy Trophy
Class 25: Beeswax Polish
The Hughes Challenge Cup
Class 26: One moulded beeswax model
D.J. Deasy Trophy
Class 27: One cake of beeswax
F. Dineen Memorial Trophy
Class 28: 5 matching block of beeswax
Class 29: Photographic Class
Kathleen Deasy Cup
Class 30: Miscellaneous
M. Moynihan Cup
Best exhibit in Classes 23 to 29 inclusive
Dan Deasy Cup
Best comb in the show
Brother Evangelist Trophy
Best exhibit in the show
Mrs Poulton Cup
Best beeswax exhibit in the show
The Fisher Cup
Most points in the show
Digges Trophy

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