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Honey Product Exhibit & Judging Information Sheet

HONEY EXTRACTED CLASS

  1. Light 3 jars (not less than 14 oz. size)
  2. Dark 3 jars (not less than 14 oz. size)
  • Exhibits Received:
    Friday, August 16, 2019, from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Swain County office (60 Almond School Rd.) and
  • Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 8–10 a.m. at the Swain Event Park (1130 Hyatt Creek Road, Bryson City)

Exhibit Pick-up: Monday, August 19, from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Swain County office.

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 premiums and prizes.
  • All extracted honey displayed must be protected from honeybees and other insects. Cellophane, glass, or other suitable transparent materials are recommended for this purpose.

AWARDS

  • Blue Ribbon (1st Place)
  • Red Ribbon (2nd Place)
  • White Ribbon (3rd place)

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

To sign-up your exhibit and for questions, contact Christy Bredenkamp, Extension Horticulture Agent at christine_bredenkamp@ncsu.edu or (828) 488-3848.