NEBA Honey Judging Show Rules
Judging Honey Shows
By EK (Peaches) Peach
General Rules for the Chautauqua Judging of Bee Related Items:
- Anyone may enter.
- The judge(s) reserves the right to limit the number of entries on a first-come, first-admitted basis.
- There are now 13 show classes:
- Extracted honey: light
- Extracted honey: Amber
- Extracted honey: Dark
- Chunk honey (honey in comb in jar with liquid honey)
- Black jar (honey in a black jar)
- Cut-comb honey (honey in comb in a plastic container)
- Creamed honey
- Beeswax cake (a single molded piece of two pounds or more)
- Candle (poured or dipped, straight or ornamental)
- Original bee related photography
- Original bee related art
- Beekeeping gadgets
- Gift packs (All items must be named as to what it is and what kind it is. Example: Salt and Pepper honey – Wildflower and Tupelo; or bees wax candle – hand wrapped or molded, and colored.)
- Contestants may enter in any or all classes, but may enter only once per class.
- The same honey cannot be entered in both the black jar class and another extracted honey class.
- All entries must have been produced by the submitter and within the last 12 months. (This 12 month restriction does not apply to entries in photography, art, gadget, or gift packs.)
- All entries for honey and candles must be submitted in triplicate: i.e., 3 matching jars of honey, 3 boxes of cut-comb, or 3 candles of same type (poured or ornamental).
- Black jar entry is a single (one) glass jar to be provided by the judge(s).
- Submit extracted honey in standard mason pint glass jars ( smooth or embossed as long as the three jars or the same type).
- Submit chunk honey in standard mason pint wide mouth glass jars.
- The sole criteria in the black jar class is flavor. (Your one jar entry will be placed on shelf by staff.
- Beeswax must be pure beeswax.
- Art and photography my be presented in a self-standing frame, and each accompanied with a 3″ x 5″ card giving the title and brief story about the piece.
- Do not label any of the products in any way depicting what kind of honey, who it belongs to or in any way that would identify the producer. An identifying code sticker will be assigned to your entry and registration.
- All entries must be submitted 10:20 am Saturday, March 2, 1213.
- Judging criterion are selected at the discretion of the Judge(s), and the decision of the Judge(s) is final.
All entries are to be turned into the Honey Show Registrar, who will tag and place the entrants in the correct categories.