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Honey Product Exhibit & Judging Information

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2022 SWAIN COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR 

honey exhibit

Saturday, August 20, 2022
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Great Smoky Mountains Event Park
(Formally Inspiration Park)
1130 Hyatt Creek Road, Bryson City, NC 28713

Honey Exhibit Information

HONEY EXTRACTED CLASS

  • B006: Light 3 jars (not less than 14 oz. size)
  • B007: Dark 3 jars (not less than 14 oz. size)

HONEY CHUNK CLASS

  • B008: Light 3 jars (not less than 14 oz. size)
  • B009: Dark 3 jars (not less than 14 oz. size)

Exhibits Received: Any entry received after these dates will not be judged

  • Monday, August 15 between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and
  • Tuesday, August 16 between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: August 15 and 16 at the Swain County Cooperative Extension on 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC.

Exhibit Pick-up:

  • Monday, August 22 between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Swain County Cooperative Extension.

To Sign-up Your Exhibit & Questions: contact Minda Daughtry, Swain County Agriculture/Horticulture Agent at (828) 488-3848.


RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • All honey must have been produced by the exhibitor during the current season.
  • No entries may be labeled, except with entry tags.
  • All exhibits must be of required color, quality, and condition in order to receive ribbons.
  • All extracted honey displayed must be protected from honeybees and other insects. Glass, or other suitable transparent materials are recommended for this purpose.

AWARDS

  • Blue Ribbon (1st Place)
  • Red Ribbon (2nd Place)
  • White Ribbon (3rd place)
  • Purple Ribbon (Best in Show)

FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED IN JUDGING – HONEY, EXTRACTED

  • Density (moisture content over 18.6% DISQUALIFIED)=15
  • Absence of granulation or crystallization=10
  • Cleanliness=35 (absence of lint =8, dirt =12, wax =9, and foam =6)
  • Flavor: absence of overheating or fermentation=20
  • Accuracy of filling and uniformity=10
  • Container appearance=10
  • TOTAL=100

FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED IN JUDGING – HONEY, CHUNK

  • Density of liquid portion (moisture content over 18.6% DISQUALIFIED)=10
  • Cleanliness of liquid portion: absence of foam, dirt, was, and crystallization=20
  • Neatness of comb cut: ragged edges, parallel cuts and uniformity of size of cut=20
  • Absence of watery capping, uncapped cells and pollen cells=15
  • Cleanliness: lack of travel stain and foreign matter in comb=15
  • Uniformity of appearance includes containers, cut comb, liquid honey and contents in jars=20
  • TOTAL=100

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Minda Daughtry, Extension Agent
Agriculture/Horticulture Agent
swainfair@gmail.com
(828) 488-3848