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)

Leona Cobham

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

Lisa Davis

1st – Honey and Beeswax Products

2nd – Single jar of honey, Novice Class

Vanessa Inwood

3rd – Colour Photo

David Parker

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

Alan Wells

3rd – Single jar of honey, Novice Class

C – Honey cake

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