Honey Show 2023

Honey Show 2023

Congratulations to all who entered our Honey Show this year at the West Moors Memorial Hall on 7th October 2023.

As in previous years, any registered member of East Dorset Beekeepers Association can enter and it was incredible to see the hard work you clever bees created.

For 2024 We would encourage all members, Associate and Full, new and old to join in. Even if you do not have bees or enough honey to exhibit in the main classes (two or three jars), you only need a standard 1lb jar for the novice award.

There are several classes you can enter if you don’t have honey; including a photograph of interest to beekeepers, a honey cake or some biscuits.

The recipes to follow are provided below, exhibits must be made from these recipes. You can buy honey to put in the recipes if you don’t yet have your own.

The show rules can be seen by downloading them from the link below. Download an entry form to submit your entries. We suggest new members (and old) should also read the notes to make sure you have the best chance of a winning entry. Good Luck!

Honey Cake Recipe

  • 200g/7oz Self Raising Flour
  • 110g/4oz Butter or Margarine
  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • 175g/6oz Honey
  • 175g/6oz Sultanas
  • 110/4oz Glace Cherries (Halved)

Method: Preheat oven 160℃. Cream butter/marg with honey. Beat eggs well and add them alternately with sifted flour then fold in sultanas and cherries. A little milk may be added if necessary. Bake in a greased circular tin 7”/18cm in diameter for approximately 1 hour. Timing is for conventional ovens and is a guide only as appliances vary. To be displayed on a plate with doily covered with clear polythene/cling film.

Lemon and Honey Biscuits

  • 2 1/2oz Margarine
  • 4oz Plain Flour
  • 1oz Caster Sugar
  • 1 Dessert Spoon Clear Honey
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon grated lemon rind

Method: Cream margarine, sugar and honey. Add sifted flour, salt and lemon rind. Mix thoroughly until a smooth paste is formed. Turn onto a floured board and roll to approximately 1/8th inch thickness. Prick with a fork, cut into rounds and bake at (180℃ or gas mark 4-5) on a baking sheet for approximately 15 minutes or until pale golden in colour.