Redcliffe Show Honey Court
Northside Beekeepers Association Inc.

The Redcliffe Show is an annual even that hosts a Honey Court run the Northside Beekeepers Association volunteers for members to enter honey, wax and mead for competition.

All members are encouraged to enter and learn about all aspects of beekeeping. The volunteers enjoy showing members of the public the competition entries, watch a live honey extraction demonstration, talk to a beekeeper with all your bee related questions and buy some honey and wax products to take home.

Dates for the Show are posted annually.

COVID Notice: If you are feeling unwell please stay at home. Restrictions for indoor spaces may be in place depending on density limitations at the time of the event. Changes may occur at the last minute based on State Government advice.

Northside Beekeepers Association and the Redcliffe Show Society have enjoyed a good long standing relationship of delivering a quality honey court for the patrons of the Redcliffe Show. This long serving event has seen competitors rewarded and recognised for their skill, hard work and dedication since 1984. The Association exhibited in the 1983 Lawnton Show. 

This year will again include the Les Brown Junior competition to honour our founding member who passed in 2019. Les was a founding member of the Northside Beekeeper Association in 1982 and during his time introduced many community members to beekeeping through the Redcliffe Show. The Association received a great number of entries in 2021 and would love to have many more in 2022. This year entrants will be competing for a prize pool of $765 in value in 2022.

The purpose of this Show Schedule is to assist competitors to enter any of the 23 classes on offer in the Redcliffe Show Section 5 – Apairy. Please ensure you read the rules and schedule carefully to avoid disappointment. Good luck and we look forward to seeing your high quality entries at the Honey Court this year.

Norma Bouveng

Show Steward

APPLICATIONS TO ENTER: Entry forms and fees should be lodged by Sunday 19th June 2022. No exhibit will be accepted or eligible for prizes unless the entry fee has been paid and a completed entry form is forwarded to the steward. All Exhibitors are required to declare their Biosecurity number when entering an exhibit

ENTRY FEES: – all classes $1.00 each entry. Non-refundable.


DELIVERY OF EXHIBITS: All exhibits must be at the Show Pavilion between 12 pm – 4 pm, Sunday 19th June 2022. Late exhibits may be accepted by the Show Steward up to Wednesday 22nd June 2022  by negotiation.

JUDGING: Judging will commence at 10 am Thursday, June 23rd, 2022. The Judge may mark down any exhibits entered in any previous Show, in the interest of ongoing fair competition.

COLLECTION OF EXHIBITS: Collection of entries 4 pm – 5 pm Sunday 26th June 2022. Any uncollected entries after 5 pm will become the property of the Northside Beekeepers Association.


COLLECTION OF PRIZES: All NBKA members will receive prizes at the following monthly meeting. Details of prizes are on page 7. For all other competitors, prize money may be collected from the Show Steward on completion of the Show.

Honey exhibited in Classes 1 to 9 must be shown in the standard trade jar approved by the Queensland Beekeepers’ Association. The jar is round (not panelled) and of clear glass with white top. It measures approximately: 120 mm with cap diameter 62 mm and contains 500g reputed net weight of honey. To expedite judging, jars should be filled to capacity.  An air space of 6 mm to be left at the top of jar. All Jars are to be clear of all markings, stickers or identification marks. Only stickers are to be ones placed on jars by stewards, to identify entrants. Where multiple entries are made by any one entrant in any one class it is essential that individual exhibits be derived from a different floral source.

Due to COVID a 50 ml plastic sample pot will be provided by the club for all honey entries.

CLASS 1  Light Honey    |    One 500g jar, plus sample
CLASS 2  |  Light Golden Honey    |    One 500g jar, plus sample
CLASS 3  |  Dark Golden Honey    |    One 500g jar, plus sample
CLASS 4  |  Dark Honey    |    One 500g jar, plus sample
CLASS 5  |  Any colour Honey  |  One 500g jar, plus sample for novice competitors who have not won a prize at any previous shows.
CLASS 6   Granulated Honey, fine grain    |    One 500g jar, plus sample
CLASS 7  |  Granulated Honey, course grain    |    One 500g jar, plus sample
CLASS 8  |  Creamed Honey    |    One 500g jar, plus sample
CLASS 9  |  Comb and Extracted Honey    |    One 500g jar, plus sample

Cut comb and frames of comb in classes 10 and 11 must be free of paper and decorative borders so that all the comb surface can be judged.

CLASS 10 | Cut Comb | Two sections of not less than 250 g of uniform size in transparent containers.

CLASS 11 | One frame of Comb Honey | Any frame size. Comb must be 100% natural beeswax, displayed in a white show case.

The beeswax display moulded or sculptured form, can only be beeswax natural or coloured and no other material or markings. The colour, attractiveness and arrangement will be considered. The display must be confined to a base area of 500 mm x 500 mm and no more than 500 mm high. Max of 2 entries per entrant in each class.

CLASS 12 | Beeswax, yellow | Minimum display of five tablets. Total weight minimum of 1kg and max of 1.5 kg.
CLASS 13 | Beeswax, white | Minimum display of five tablets. Total weight minimum of 1kg and max of 1.5 kg.
CLASS 14 | Beeswax, yellow | 1kg block, wax only.
CLASS 15 | Beeswax, white | 1kg block, wax only.
CLASS 16 | Novice wax 500g | Any natural colour for novice competitors who have not won a prize at any previous shows.
CLASS 17 | Novelty collection of wax not less than 2 kg.

CLASS 18 | Honey | Any colour. One 500 g jar, plus sample

An air space of 6 mm to be left at the top of jar. All jars are to be clear of all markings, stickers or identification marks.

CLASS 19 | Beeswax | Wax natural 500 g, any natural colour
CLASS 20 | Novelty collection of wax | 1 kg up to 2kg

Entries to be in either clear plastic 750ml or 1.25L PET bottles for judging, clear of all markings, stickers and identification marks. Due to COVID a 80 ml plastic sample pot will be provided by the club for all mead entries.

CLASS 21 | Mead dry class | plus sample
CLASS 22 | Mead sweet class | plus sample
CLASS 23 | Mead melomel (fruit Infused) | plus sample

Thank you Sponsors

SUPPLY SPONSORS (PRIZE DONATIONS)

Burnett Beekeeping Supplies
Unit 3/17 Lear Jet Drive, Caboolture 4510.
0484 598 580
www.burnettbeekeepingsupplies.com.au

Malt ‘N’ Bay 1/335 Oxley Ave, Margate 4019. (07) 3283 6844 www.maltnbay.com.au
Quality Beekeeping Supplies 4B/10 Jijaw Street, Sumner Park 4074. (07) 3376 5404 www.qualitybeekeepingsupplies.com.au

Wandaful Honey – Simon Tan
Beekeeping Equipment & Supplies Narangba 4504.
0412 151 575

Banno’s Bees & Honey
Cassia Street, Beerwah 4519
0418 555 657
https://bannosbeesandhoney.com.au/

The Thriving Hive
Beekeeping Equipment & Supplies.
7 Godwin Street, Bulimba
(07) 3899 6994
www.thethrivinghive.com.au

Bee Australian
Beekeeping Equipment & Supplies
Unit 8/16 Bremner Road, Rothwell QLD 4022
(07) 3103 6721
https://beeaustralian.com.au/

Hoppy Days Brewing
1/8 Shannon Place, Virginia 4014
(07) 3265 6969
https://hoppydaysbrewingsupplies.com.au/

Thank you Sponsors

SPONSORS (CASH DONATIONS)

L&N Bouveng, Brighton 4017. 0402 647 806

P&K Mower Repairs

D’Aguilar, (07) 5496 1269

Redcliffe Show Society (07) 3284 5387. www.redcliffeshow.org.au
Northside Beekeepers Assoc Lawnton 4501 c/o – NBKA President

TREVOR & FAYE EVANS

Ph 0416 004 066

Peter Sedgwick, Geebung 4034 0400 953 014 www.honeyworks.com.au
Stephen Bird, Nextra Brook News Brookside Shopping Centre (07) 3355 7483 brooknews@nextra.com.au

Thank you Sponsors

EQUIPMENT SPONSORS

BeeInventive Pty Ltd
Ph: 02 88 800 774
https://www.honeyflow.com.au/