Each year the PDBKA hosts a honey show in a local Village Hall.

There are 49 classes, 25 honey classes, 6 beeswax classes, 2 mead classes 5 the Novice classes, 6 confectionery classes, and 5 display classes.

Due to Covid-19 uncertainty the 2021 PDBKA Honey Show was an ‘in-house’ event staged at Rake Village Hall.

The Committee decided that, having been unable to hold a Honey Show in 2020, the 2021 Show would be more of a social event than a formal Honey Show with a reduced Schedule with no distinction between Members Classes and Open Classes to simplify entries.  Exhibits for judging were staged and judged during the morning.  All-day tea and cakes encouraged members to ‘drop in’  to view the exhibits during judging (not touching until after judging!) and to meet with other members to discuss bees and renew old acquaintances.

Trophies Awarded;

The Steep Trophy for the best Exhibit of Honey in the Show

The Cocke Trophy for the Exhibitor with the highest number of points in the Members Classes 1 to 16B 

The Sir Humphrey Tollemache Trophy for the Exhibitor with the highest total of points in Open Classes A to D, J and K 

The Kathleen Marriage Trophy for the best Wax in any Class 

The Jack Dennis Trophy for the best Shallow Frame in Class 10 w

The Rose Tankard for the best Mead in Classes F(1) and F(2) 

The Sid Trenchard Memorial Trophy for the best exhibit in Class T ( two jars honey & three matching bars beeswax) 

The Trevor Stubbs Memorial Trophy for the highest number of points in the Novice Classes  

The Cole Platter for the highest number of points in Cookery Classes 

The Mount Pleasant Trophy for the best photograph or picture in the Display Classes 

The Rogate Trophy for the best exhibit in Class U ( 4-11 years old).

2019 Honey Show
2018 Honey Show
2017 Honey Show