Countryside Live and Yorkshire Beekeepers Honey show 2014
Over the past 10 year this event has gone from strength to strength, and this year was no exception. There were 12,215 members of the public came to view the show and all its attractions this year, and this did not include all the stewards for the particular events that took place. One of these and the most important to us at the Y.B.K.A is of course our annual honey show held at this event by the very kind agreement of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society as an amalgamated event. Once again we attracted new exhibitors to various classes throughout the show. With a record number of exhibits entered into the show once again of 276 entries his year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of those who kindly took the time and effort to enter exhibits in the show. Our judges at this years show were Mr. Bernard Diaper, of Sutton Coalfield, and Mr Alan Woodward of Doncaster, both top senior B.B.K.A honey judges. I would also like to thank our honey show stewards who come along each year and assist me setting up the show stands and get all the exhibits staged to their now very high standards. You all do a great job and finally I wish to thank my assistant Chief Steward Mr. Tony Jefferson from Whitby who along with myself ensure all the judges are taken care of and the rules are adhered to at all times.
The overall standards of the exhibits throughout the whole show from Honey, Wax. Photography or Confectionary was excellent and a credit to all the competitors who entered. By agreement with the YAS we are now allowed to sell honey and wax products made and produced by any of our entrants or stewards at the show. This is now quite successful and any person entering the show can also bring along 24 jars of honey or equivalent Produce per day to sell from our stall. We also ask that each person bringing along honey for sale also brings a taster for the public to sample. Our thanks to our Treasurer Bob Hunter, John Whitaker and Andrew Woolhouse for seeing to this.
We had an official visit by Lord and Lady Halifax on the Sunday who were very interested in the show and praised the exhibits and standards of the show , also we the President Lord Cawthorne came over on the Saturday to present ourtrophies to the overall winner and class winners throughout the show. Photos were taken by Kate Melander for the press. This years overall winner and Blue Ribbon winner was a Mr. Terry Head from Doncaster Who also won 4 other trophies in other classes. Doncaster won the Association Chairmans Gavel this year for best entry in the 4 jars or different honey class. 2014 was once again a very successful show And I would like 2015 to be even better. So if your a seasoned competitor who has not entered for a while of a raw novice showing for the very first time, please come along and have a go. Lets get over the 300 exhibits mark for next year we need your support.
My thanks to each and everyone once again who took part in making 2014 a very special show once again.