Countryside Live: Multiple success for beekeeper

Judge, Bernard Diaper, checking a jar of Liquid Flower Honey.
Judge, Bernard Diaper, checking a jar of Liquid Flower Honey.
0
Have your say

A grandfather of three tasted sweet success in the honey show.

Sixty-seven-year-old Terry Head, of Hatfield near Doncaster, won six individual awards in the event, held jointly by the Yorkshire Beekeepers’ Association and Countryside Live.

Judges Alan Woodward and Bernard Diaper assessed the sharpness, clearness, aroma, viscosity and taste to pick their winners.

Mr Head has 33 hives and entered the competition for only the second time. Among his trophy successes was the hotly coveted Blue Ribbon, awarded for presenting the best honey exhibit from the 266 on show.

He said: “My father kept bees all his life and then my brother started so I thought I would help my father, and he set me up in beekeeping before he died.”

His next show appearance will be at his local show held by Doncaster Beekeepers’ Association next month and while he may well be the talk of his hometown’s beekeeping fraternity by then, his hobby is not necessarily such a winner at home.

“My wife gets on to me because I get the honey all over the kitchen table,” he added.