WLBK Honey Show

Honey show display

The WLBK Annual Honey Show

The purpose of a honey show is to have honey and other hive products such as wax and mead assessed by an expert judge.  The feedback received helps us maintain the quality standards of our hive products. There are awards for all classes.

The four principal awards are the Thorp Cup for the best overall show results, the Nancy Wilshire Rosebowl for the best honey cake, the Jack Taylor Plaque for the best honey in the cottager class and,  from 2011, the Bernard Collins Trophy for the best entry in the show. In 2015 a new award was introduced:  the Novice Mazer for the highest placed entrant in the novice class.

Honey Show Guidance notes kindly compiled by Nigel Coad for those with limited show experience.

Our next honey show normally takes place in October annually.

The Bernard Collins Trophy

The Bernard Collins Trophy

The Nancy Wiltshire Rosebowl

The Nancy Wiltshire Rosebowl

The Bernard Collins Trophy

The Bernard Collins trophy, introduced in 2011, is presented at the WLBK Honey Show to the entry judged to be 'Best in Show'.

The Mazer Cup

The Mazer Cup was introduced in 2015, and is presented at the WLBK Honey Show to the winner of the Novice Mazer for the highest placed entrant in the novice class.

The Nancy Wiltshire Rosebowl

The Nancy Wiltshire Rosebowl, introduced in 2011, is presented at the WLBK Honey Show to the entry judged to be The best Honey Cake.

The Thorpe Cup

The Thorpe Cup is presented at the WLBK Honey Show to the entrant awarded the highest number of points.

The Jack Taylor Plaque

The Jack Taylor Plaque is presented at the WLBK Honey Show to the winner of the Cottager class.

The Jack Taylor Plaque

The Jack Taylor Plaque

WLBK Mazer Cup

The Mazer Cup

The Thorpe Cup

The Thorpe Cup

Previous winners:

1969-1990

1991 - to date

Previous Judges, Venues & Secretaries:

1969-1990

1991-to date

Bernard Collins – A Honey Show Stalwart

Bernard Collins – A Honey Show Stalwart