Southerns Beekeeping Association

Honey and Mead, Bee Hive Products Competition

Download the Entry form now, Entries close on Friday 06 November 2020.


  1. Entries close on Friday 06 November 2020.
  2. No late entries will be accepted.
  3. Entry forms, along with proof of payment (EFT) to be emailed to – and cc
    (entry forms without proof of payment will not be judged).
  4. Competition entries may be couriered to the HJG stewards, details to be liaised directly with exhibitor.
  5. All entries will be staged by the stewards on 25/11/2020 from 07.30am at the venue.
  6. Entries, Exhibits will be judged on 26/11/2020 and 27/11/2020.
  7. An exhibitor may submit more than one (1) entry per class, provided that each entry is from a different source.
  8. All bottled honey entries are to be exhibited in 500g clear glass honey jars (photo of possible jars attached).
  9. Label & packaging classes are an exception to point 8, and may be exhibited in any size or shape of glass or plastic bottles, but not a combination of both.
  10. Labels may not be affixed to any exhibit, with the obvious exception of the Label & Packaging Classes.
  11. Mead entries may have either screw tops or cork, but must have shrink capsule over the lid in the right colour:
    • sweet or metheglyn: GOLD,
    • semi sweet or hippocras: GREEN,
    • dry or melomel: YELLOW,
    • sparkling to have the colour relevant to other mead,
    • honey beer to have caps.
  12. Entries with markings on bottles or lids will be disqualified.
  13. Entries not adhering to the entry requirements specified will be disqualified.
  14. Exhibits delivered by courier may be sent with additional lids. Upon request, the stewards will replace the lids on the day of staging the entries.
  15. The Judges may move an entry to a more suitable class or category, without prejudice to the entry.
  16. Judging will be by points, recorded on a contest score sheet.
  17. All exhibits are to be collected immediately after the competition results are made public. If the entrant is unable to do so, then to communicate / liaise with the stewards in advance.
  18. The Judges’ decision is final.


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