The Federation of
Irish Beekeepers' Associations
For many beekeepers the highpoint of the season is exhibiting at the various honey shows that take place around the country and, indeed, for some adventurous spirits, abroad. The honey shows consist of a range of different competitions, or classes, with something to challenge all levels of beekeeping skill. There are classes for novice and experienced beekeepers to show their skills at honey presentation in all its forms, in wax presentation, in honey cake baking and in photography. In fact there are classes for almost any activity related to bees and the hive products.
We would encourage every beekeeper to enter a show. The discipline involved in preparing the exhibit teaches a lot about the proper way to present our honey and other hive products. Ther are many senior beekeepers in your association who are very happy to assist with advice and handy tips on what is required for successful exhibiting.
This section of the website aims to provide a single source of information about as many of the different shows as we can. Each show has its own Regulations, Schedules of Classes and Entry Form. By making these documents available here we hope to encourage greater participation in shows.
We will also publish the results of those shows that wish to provide the necessary information. Over time we hope to build an archive of information about these honey shows.
Information about the various shows is available by following the links on the right hand side of this page. The Schedule for each show including Regulations and an Entry Form, where supplied, are available from each show's own pages. We would encourage all Honey Show secretaries to send as much information about their shows as possible for inclusion here.