Each year PDBKA hosts a Honey Show in one of the many Village Halls within the Association’s catchment area.  The object of the Show is to showcase the products of the bee and the skill of the beekeeper.  Honey, used by us as a food, a medication and a cosmetic, must be treated with great care and in accordance with all relevant regulations.  Entering the Show and achieving awards emphasises our members’ dedication to this end.

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

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).

2021 honey show report
2019 Honey Show
2018 Honey Show
2017 Honey Show