Melplash and the County Honey Show 2018

Thank you to everyone for helping to make the 2018 Melplash Show such a success. We had a lot of entries and as you can see an impressive display of honey was delivered for Suzette Perkins to judge.

From this …
… to this!










The judging gets underway … it was a lengthy process with so many entries


We were pleased to have Richard Norman, President of the Dorset Beekeepers Association, to present the prizes.

Congratulations to Carole Astbury for winning a number of trophies, including the Blue Ribbon of Merit for the best exhibit in the show. Her plate of matching heart shaped wax pieces was a work of art… and must have taken hours of work to prepare.

Congratulations Carole

Stephanie Rowse was awarded with the County Novice Trophy as well as the M R Wood Challenge Cup.

Stef receives the Novice Trophy

We were delighted that a frame ready for extraction from the WDBKA Apiary won its class … well done to all!


There was a constant flow of people through the marquee and a lot of interest in the observation hives and information table. The Honey Cakes seemed as busy as ever and the Honey Sales table did a roaring trade.

There was a lovely variety of honey and hive products for sale
The honey cakes are always popular









The Melplash Show is an excellent showcase for WDBKA… it’s a brilliant opportunity to share our knowledge and promote our love of bees and Beekeeping.


Thank you for your support … see you all again next year!

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