Workshop on Wax Preparation and Moulding with Shirley Bond

This Wednesday 8 March 2023 at 7:30 we are very excited and privileged to host this workshop with Shirley.

Shirley is a Master Beekeeper and a member of the BBKA Exam Board. She has been involved with teaching beekeeping and associated skills at local and national levels for several years. She has kept bees since 2010 and has never traded in any wax. 

She is passionate about making the most of wax and has won prizes for wax and candles at local, regional and national levels, including winning the Wax Bowl at the National Honey Show. 

She has also run courses and workshops around the country including at both the BBKA Spring Convention and the National Honey Show.

The presentation will give an overview of how to clean wax and demonstrate a very simple method of filtering wax. She will also make a poured candle. Demonstrating the preparation of mould and wick and how to finish the candle.

Sheffield Honey Show 2022

This year the honey show was held in Hector’s House at the JG Graves Woodland Discovery Centre, Ecclesall Woods, Sheffield. The show was combined with a BBQ/Picnic in the Oak Area. The BBQ started at approximately 3pm, wrapping up about 5pm. Exhibits for the Honey Show were brought to Hector’s House before judging started at 2pm. The show was not just about jars of honey though, entrees included, amongst other classes, wax candles, cut comb, decorative wax, photographs, honey cakes and mead. Judging was undertaken by Peter Lewis assisted by stewards Roger Lyons, Sarah Romanowski and Paul Durkin. Prizes were presented at 5:00. Once again Tony and Olga Lane were very successful in submitting entries and were awarded five of the seven trophies available for their efforts. Other successful trophy winners were Bronwen White and Peter Jackson.

Judge Peter Lewis taking notes at the successful honey show