Please do come along and enjoy the fruits of your own and others labours!
At Waunfawr Community Hall, starting at 6pm on October 20th
Entry Fee 20p per item/class
Honey tasting Please bring a sample of your honey for the competition.
- Bottle of mead.
- Two one pound jars of light honey.
- Two one pound jars of medium honey.
- Two one pound jars of dark honey.
- Two one pound jars of granulated honey.
- Two one pound jars of heather honey.
- Cake of beeswax approx. 8oz in weight.
- Four cakes of beeswax approx. one ounce each.
- A shallow comb of honey suitable for extraction.
- Ornamental display, incorporating wax. Base of entry to be no more than 6inches in diameter.
- Cookery class – Greek Honey Cake
Ukrainian Honey Cake
- 1 cup flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp orange zest
- ¾ cup butter
- ¾ cup white sugar
- 3 eggs
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup honey
- ¾ cup water
- 1 tsp lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and orange rind. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated. Stir in the walnuts.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool for 15 minutes, then cut into diamond shapes. Pour honey syrup over the cake.
For the Honey Syrup: In a saucepan, combine honey, 1 cup sugar and water. Bring to a simmer and cook 5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.
Annual ABKA Photographic competition
It’s time to sort through your photos, the categories are:
- Foraging for pollen
- The Beekeeper in action
- Inside the hive
- Other insects
Up to 5 photos per member – can be in any category
(e.g. 1 in each category, all 5 in one category, 2 in one, 3 in another, etc.).
Printed pictures only 8 x 5 or less, colour or black & white.
All entries to be presented in one envelope with your name on it.
Each member present on the evening will vote for their favourite three pictures in each category and their overall favourite picture from all three categories.
The winners will be the photos with the most votes, if there is a tie then the number of second place votes will be used.