Thank you Cow Girl - the Birmingham one was on 3rd Sept - Apparently my Highly commended for my wax was 4th out of 30 entrants. I didn’t get to go as I was working but it was quite busy. There were 14 Classes and sounds like quite a lot of entrants.
My local club show had about 23 Classes and some only had 2 entries but there were about 100+ exhibits.
Yesterdays had 31 Classes and about 200 entries
The entries that took time effort and cost me to make were the Art entry and the Educational entry - I worked out it cost me £200 plus many hours - but both are available for sale and I hope to make a bit of money back.
I will enter both of these int the National Honey Show in October - My wax, cakes and honey entries were for a bit of fun so to get 2nd for my Novice Light Honey out of 5 entries I was quite proud. Wondering if I can put award winning on my Honey Labels.
Trouble is if I win one more 1st prize I’m no longer a Novice but up against the big Boys and Girls.
I went to the National Honey Show last year - it is a really big event. and I got a chance to see the level of competition.
The Secretary for Birmingham and the Warwick shows want me to do an article for the WBKA news letter describing my entries from a Novice point of view.
I think they sense my enthusiasm - he said he was going to ask me to be a steward for yesterdays show but I was still working.
I did however convince my little man I look after to come for the prize giving, so was really surprised to have won and got a cheque - coming second to Celia Davis was inspiring as well.
Altogether this year I have 2 x 1st’s, 3 x 2nd’s a Commended and a Highly Commended - Not bad for 15mth a bee keeper