A very good first ever honey show for Lytchett Bay Apiaries, and I won what I considered to be the creme-de-la-creme, first prize for my honey in the Commercial Section. I got two First places for honey, a second for honey, a second place for Honey cake, a second for photography, a third place for … Continue reading We have a winner – or two!
I've been rendering and cleaning wax for entering into the honey show, and moulded some wax yesterday to see how it came out. The 8oz blocks were a dismal fail, I must've got some water (probably from steam) into the wax, because this happened; This would have been my entry into class10; Class 10 One … Continue reading Not quite right…
Here is the update on my show wax preparation... For a first try at cleaning wax to this level, and moulding it, I don't think it was that bad. I need to control the cooling down period more to prevent the wax shrinking too much in the mould, and losing shape - you can see … Continue reading Show wax part 2
I'm thinking that it was time I entered my hive products in the honey show, so am currently cleaning 2lbs of wax to make some 8oz and 1oz blocks for part of my entry. Now to sit back and see how it comes out, this is the first time I have attempted to clean wax … Continue reading Honey Show Preparations