ALABAMA BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION

Annual Conference 2018

HONEY SHOW


LOCATION

The 2018 Conference will be held September 21 and 22, 2018 at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center, 1850 Lay Dam Road Clanton, Alabama, 35045

HONEY SHOW

CHAIRPERSON – Marilynn Parker (770)949-6640, 2nparker@bellsouth.net

ENTRY FEE – None

ENTRY TIMES – 8:00-8:30AM Friday, 21st, 12:00-1:00PM Friday, 21st.
8:00-9:00AM Saturday, 22nd

Note: Entries will not be accepted after 9:00AM Saturday, September 22, 2018, at which time the Honey Show will be closed so that judging may begin.

If you have any questions about the rules or show protocol, please feel free to contact Marilynn Parker (Honey Show Chairperson).

All State Meeting attendees are encouraged to consider participation in the Honey Show.

Ribbon awards will be issued to the winners in each class.

AWADS AND PRIZE MONEY

BEST IN SHOW – ROSETTE AND $100

BLACK JAR – ROSETTE AND $50

FIRST PLACE – BLUE RIBBON AND $15

SECOND PLACE – RED RIBBON AND $10

THIRD PLACE – WHITE RIBBON AND $5

FOURTH THROUGH SIXTH PLACE – PLACE RIBBON

The Judges for the Honey Show will be Brutz English and Lynn Kelton.   Both are University of Georgia/Young Harris College Bee Institute Senior Welsh Honey Judges.

*Ribbons and/or awards will be issued to the winners in each class.

* Winners must be present at Closing Ceremonies to receive ribbons and prize money. You may pick your entries after the Closing Ceremonies.

The following categories will be accepted and judged at the Honey Show:

  1. Class 1: Extracted honey
          Light (2 jars)
          Amber (2 jars)
          Dark (2 jars)
  2. Class 2: Varietal Honey (2 jars) 3 x 5 card)
  3. Class 3: Chunk Honey (2 jars)
  4. Class 4: Creamed Honey (2 jars)
  5. Class 5: Cut-Comb (2 boxes)
  6. Class 6: Sectional Honey (2 containers)
  7. Class 7: Beeswax Block (single plain molded piece between one and two pounds)
  8. Class 8: Candle (poured,dipped or molded 2 candles – note candles will be lit during judging)
  9. Class 9: Lotions & Potions (lip balm, cream, soap, tinctures, furniture polish one example (3x5 card)
  10. Class 10: Original bee-related photography (1 single photo per frame in self-standing frame or easel with 3 x 5 card)
  11. Class 11: Original bee-related art 1 item (painting, sculpture, stained glass)(3x5 card)
  12. Class 12: Craft related to Beekeeping
  13. Class 13: Beekeeping Gadget (1 item)(3x5 card)
  14. Class 14: Mead (1 bottle with T cork)(No added flavors)
  15. Class 15: Full Frame Comb Honey (1 item must be in free-standing case)
  16. Class 16: Black Jar (at least 3 oz. Honey from exhibitors apiary.)
  17. *NEW*

  18. Class 17: Children's Art or Craft
          Age 5-8
          Age 9-12
          Age 13-15

Contestant may enter in any or all classes but may enter only once per class. The same jars of honey cannot be entered in both the black jar class and another extracted honey class.

Acceptable jars for your honey entres

This jar is referred to as a "Queenline" honey jar however either a Queenline or Gambrel (classsic) jar is acceptable. Both are quiet similar. The exception being lid sizes and cost. The 1 b. Gambrel uses a 48 mm lid and is a good bit lower in price. (Queenline 1 lb. jars use a 58mm lid). Gambrel jars are available from Jason's Honey Farm in Columbia, TN, Office 931 388 2420 Cell 931 698 4959

Chunk honey and Creamed honey jar

This is referred to as a "straight side" ( 1 lb. in this case) jar because there is no "neck down" for the lid. It is primary used for "Chunk Honey" because the bigger lid opening allow for a wider slice of comb honey to be included.