The Surrey Agricultural Show, which always includes the Bees and Honey Tent where the Honey Show is staged, was obviously not held last year or this year, but the SBKA Show Committee decided to run the event at the Reigate Division’s spacious and attractive apiary, way out in the Surrey countryside. Apart from the Show, this tree-lined site with its extensive area for hives, excellent wooden building with all facilities and large car park is always worth visiting – how envious we are!
There was a very friendly atmosphere, a good display of exhibits and tea and cake were available thoughout the afternoon. Special thanks go to the organisers, especially Mike Axford, Daphne Thomas and Julie Hogarth, as well as the many helpers on the day.
Now for the Weybridge contribution to the Show. We did VERY WELL, with a total of 82 points, second only to Reigate, with 87, BUT, 51 of Reigate’s points were won by one exhibitor, without whose points Reigate would have been fifth – and – Weybridge first! Now, NEXT year… how about it?
Marion Cooper Here are the details of the 18 Weybridge achievements, with the exhibitors given in alphabetical order:
(VHC = Very Highly Commended, HC = Highly Commended, C = Commended)
VHC – Single Jar of Honey, Novice Class
Geoff and Marion Cooper
1st – Two jars medium honey
1st – Honey cake
2nd – Interesting or Instructive Exhibit (heated tank for cleaning frames)
2nd – Honey biscuits
3rd – Lemon honey cake
1st – Honey and Beeswax Products
2nd – Single jar of honey, Novice Class
3rd – Colour Photo
1st – Composite display of four items
1st – Two cut comb in containers, ColmanCup
2nd – Two jars light honey
2nd – Frame suitable for extraction
3rd – Two jars set honey
3rd – Two beeswax candles
VHC – Two jars dark honey
3rd – Single jar of honey, Novice Class
C – Honey cake