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Chalfonts Beekeepers'
Society Annual
Honey Show

The Chalfonts Beekeepers' host their annual Honey Show at the Chalfont St Giles Show, which is traditionally held on the first Saturday in September every year.  The date for this years show is Saturday 2 September 2023.

This is an opportunity for every member to showcase their hive products; whether it's runny honey, wax candles or something else!  

There is a class for novices, those who haven't entered the Show before, for both honey and candles. 

If there are over 100 entries the qualified judge is able to award the prestigious Blue Ribbon to the Best Exhibit in the Show.

The Show is a good opportunity to learn and then go on to enter the Bucks Honey Show and following that the National Honey Show.

Please see the Rules below. The Schedule of Classes and Entry Form can be accessed via the clicking on the relevant document link.


Last date for Entry forms is 30th August

For more information, contact


  1. The Honey Show is open to members of the Chalfonts Beekeepers’ Society and all entries are free.

  2. Labels will be prepared in advance and ready for collection from 8:30 am on the day of the Show. Tables will be available to label your exhibits, which should be labelled as follows:

        Jars (honey) – about half an inch (12mm) from the bottom
        Cut comb – on the lid with duplicate on one side of the container
        Candles – one on stand
        Beeswax – one on wax with duplicate on display plate/dish

  3. Extracted honey must be exhibited in plain, clear, 454g (1lb) squat jars (glass or plastic) with standard gold lacquered metal, or gold plastic, screw tops or twist-offs, and matching, except where otherwise stated. Honey colour will be assessed by means of BS filters. Cut comb must be submitted in standard 8oz rectangular containers.

  4. Exhibits may not be removed until permitted by the steward. Please pick up your entries after 4pm; any entries not collected will be disposed of.

  5. Class 6. Three identical jars of any size, labelled as for sale.

  6. All entries to classes 1-12, 20-23 shall be the produce of the entrant’s own hives.

  7. Novice Classes are open to anyone who has not won a first prize in this category and has started beekeeping in the last five years.

  8. Candles to be displayed mounted and ready to light. Decorative rolled candles must have no flammable decoration.

  9. National Honey Show Rules apply.

All entry queries in this Honey Show should be referred to the Honey Show Secretary

Fiona Matheson – 07768 131904

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