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NEBA Honey Judging Criteria Show Classes

NORTH ESCAMBIA BEE ASSOCIATION

9th Annual Workshop

WELCH HONEY SHOW JUDGING CRITERIA
FOR SHOW CLASSES

RULES AND REGULATIONS

1. Extracted Honey:

a. Must be exhibited in 1 Ib. clear glass Queenline jars with metal or plastic screw tops. One ID label must be affixed centered ½” from bottom of each jar.

b. Tamper proof seals are not permitted.

c. Novice Class is for anyone who has not won 1st place in any Welch Honey Show.

d. Black Jar is judged solely on taste. A black jar or a black paper collar to fit a 1 lb. jar will be provided. One ID label must be affixed centered 1/2″ from bottom of jar.

e. Creamed Honey must be exhibited in 1 lb. clear glass cylindrical jars with metal or plastic screw tops. One ID label must be affixed centered 1/2″ from bottom of jar.

f. Chunk Honey must be exhibited in 1 lb. clear glass cylindrical jars with metal or plastic screw tops. One ID label must be affixed centered 1/2″ from bottom of jar.

2. Beeswax:

a. Must be 100% beeswax and unblemished with no coloring added.

b. Plain beeswax cake must be exhibited in an easily opened protective container and must weigh a minimum of 2 lbs. and a maximum of 3 lbs. One ID label must be affixed to the top right hand corner of lid, one ID label must be affixed to bottom of container, and one ID label must be affixed to bottom of wax cake.

c. Taper beeswax candles must not exceed 1-1/4″ in diameter and have the correct wick. One ID label must be affixed 1/2″ from bottom of each candle.

d. Ornamental beeswax candles must have correct wicks. One ID label must be affixed centered 1/2″ from bottom of each candle.

In a class where there is more than one exhibit, they must all be identical, unless stated otherwise, for that class. Separate class rules will apply.

3. Baked goods and candy:

a. Honey must be at least 51% of sweetening agent.

b. Exhibits must be presented on plain paper, plastic, or foam plates, using cardboard covered with foil as a base for exhibits to sit on. Exhibits must be covered with clear plastic wrap. One ID label must be affixed to plastic wrap and one ID label must be affixed to top of cardboard base.

c. Exhibits must not be sliced.

d. Exhibits must have recipe used printed on a 3″ x 5″ card.

e. NEBA reserves the right to publish the recipes.

4. Photography:

a. Must be a beekeeping related subject and may be any form: scenic, close-up, portrait, essay (set of 4-7 pictures depicting a beekeeping story). Photographs must be self-standing (easel, stand, etc.).

b. Exhibits must be framed or mounted on a piece of stiff card stock and be accompanied by a 3″ x 5″ card with title and description. One ID label must be affixed centered 1/2″ from bottom of exhibit and one ID label must be affixed to back of card.

5. Art:

Must be a beekeeping related subject. Can be any medium on any surface and be accompanied by a 3″ x 5″ card with title and description. One ID label must be affixed centered 1/2″ from bottom of exhibit or as appropriate and one ID label must be affixed to back of card.

6. Craft:

Must be a beekeeping related subject: needlework, crochet, woodwork, carving, a handmade item, etc. One ID label must be affixed centered 1/2″ from bottom of exhibit or as appropriate.

7. Gadget:

Any item related to beekeeping and of possible value to a beekeeper. It is highly recommended to provide a written explanation as to what it is, how it works, the intended used, and ease of construction. One ID label must be affixed centered 1/2″ from bottom of exhibit or as appropriate.

8. Gift arrangement:

Exhibit must include product(s) of the hive with a maximum weight of 5 lbs. One ID label must be affixed centered 1/2” from bottom of exhibit or as appropriate.

Thank you for participating. Happy Beekeeping.