& Festival
Honeyshow & Festival
1 & 2 September 2018

Bristol Honey Show

The Bristol Branch of Avon Beekeepers Association annual Honey Show and Festival returns for its 6th year associated with the Botanic Garden and is expanding and developing. We have added new classes in past years, this year year another new Honey category has been added in response to demand: “Two jars of Heather Honey”. It will take place on the 1st and 2nd of September 2018 at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden and entries will be judged by Suzy Perkins from Somerset.

Entrants to the competition will be aiming to win the prestigious and beautiful Bristol Silver Queen Trophy. This was first awarded in 1929 to Miss A B Flowers, a beekeeper from Salisbury, and beekeepers from as far as Scotland and Cornwall have won the trophy in the past. We hope that the event will again attract beekeepers interested in producing high quality honeys and other hive products.

Although the winner will not be able to take the trophy home due to its’ very high value, he/she will receive an engraved Bristol Blue Glass Plate as a permanent memento.

How to Enter

Download the entry form in PDF format or Word format and once you have completed it email to If you are unable to email and prefer to enter by post please telephone for an address to post your entry to. If you have any queries please email or telephone on 0117 9826455.

A copy of the BBKA Rules is also available. The cost of entry is minimal and payment will be accepted in cash when you stage your exhibits. Receipt of your entry will be confirmed by email. If you have any questions about the event please contact the Show Secretary. Guidance on how to fix labels onto your entry can be found by downloading the label guidance PDF.

Labels, garden entry pass will be handed to all entrants when staging exhibits. All entrants will also receive a voucher to purchase honey jars from Compak at reduced prices. A map and directions to the venue are provided on the Botanic Garden website.

Acknowledgments: We thank The University of Bristol Botanic Garden for inviting us to hold the show in such a pleasant and suitable environment. We thank The co-operative membership for their generous support. We also acknowledge contributions from compak and Bristol Blue Glass

Bronze Queen Trophy

Bees on new wax

Silver Queen Trophy