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Honey Show 2023

Congratulations to all those who received an award, prize or a trophy at our 2023 Honey Show which was held on Saturday 23rd September at Samlesbury War Memorial Hall, Preston.

Around fifty people attended throughout the day to show their exhibits which were Judged by Stephen Guest from Cheshire, with Elaine Hargreaves from Lancashire Stewarding, & to listen to our Speaker Gerry Collins from South Yorkshire talk on the fascinating subject of “Pollen” whilst judging was underway.

Exhibits were entered into every one of the 21 Classes on the Schedule which was encouraging, & the Judge Stephen Guest described the standard as ‘very high’, although he explained that he was not able to make awards in all classes. We all learnt from his advice & his improvement points for future exhibits.

As there were 120 exhibits including those in the Blacked Out Jar Class at our show, the judge Stephen Guest was able to present a Blue Riband Award for the Best Exhibit in the Show, which is only given when there are over 100 exhibits. This prestigious award allows the recipient to exhibit at the 2023 National Honey Show at Sandown Park, at the end of October.

The Honey Show was also an opportunity to have some fun in our friendly competition to make the Fastest Frame to BBKA standards of course, as well as to catch up with fellow beekeeping friends old & new over lunch & a cuppa.

Thank you to all those who helped out on the day, to those who exhibited & well done to everyone who received an award, prize or a trophy.

You all made our local Honey Show an enjoyable & successful day.

Caroline Coughlin, Show Secretary

List of class prize and trophy winners

2023 Class & Trophy Winners – PBKA Honey Show 23.9.23

Photographs from the day and of Trophy Winners – to follow.


Preston & District beekeepers win Best Local Group Stand!

We’re pleased as punch that we recently won Best Local Group Stand at Goosnargh & Longridge Agricultural Society show!

If you’re visiting any of the local shows this summer where we have our stand do come and say hello and taste some honey.


Radio Leyland

Viki Cuthbertson was recently a guest on Radio Leyland.

You can listen to the conversation with presenter, Debbie Noblett here.