Honey Show 2019 Rules

The Texas Honey Show board is so excited to present this year’s competition information. New this year:

Candles – You must submit 3 identical candles. Once they are judged, they will be auctioned off at the banquet. The funds will go to the “Honey Queen Program”. Candles will be judged on cleanliness and uniformity in size and shape. Candles must have a flat base and will be displayed upright. Wicks must be trimmed to 10mm in length.

Three Opportunities for Texas beekeeping clubs to win $500

1.) Texas Beekeeping Club with 50 members or less:
The entries in the Texas Honey Show will be counted and the Texas Beekeeping Club (with 1-50 members) with the most entries will receive $500 to be used towards their local club’s youth program or new beekeeper training projects.

2.) Texas Beekeeping Club with 51-100 members:
The entries in the Texas Honey Show will be counted and the Texas Beekeeping Club (with 51-100 members) with the most entries will receive $500 to be used towards their local club’s youth program or new beekeeper training projects.

3.) Texas Beekeeping Club with 101 members or more:
The entries in the Texas Honey Show will be counted and the Texas Beekeeping Club (with 101 members or more) with the most entries will receive $500 to be used towards their local club’s youth program or new beekeeper training projects.

4.) Entry into one of the categories will include a spot in the group picture that will be used in a future calendar or issue of “The TBA Journal”. The photo will be taken at the convention. Time and location will be made available when you register or in the convention program.

5.) We will have the people’s choice award again in the black jar competition as a part of our “Taste of the Texas Beekeeper”. We will have a table with all the beeswax entries so that you will be able to “Smell Texas” from the prospective of the Texas Beekeeper. A display of the winning photos will give you the “View of a Texas Beekeeper”.

Honey Show governing document and how to enter an exhibit.
The Texas Honey Show highlights good marketing of Texas beekeeping products and helps beekeepers share techniques with each other. The goal is to include beekeepers statewide. All are encouraged to enter one of the following classes:

Class 1: Extracted Honey, one jar of (0 mm to 50mm) LIGHT/AMBER
Class 2: Extracted Honey, one jar of (51mm to 140mm) DARK/AMBER
Class 3: Creamed Honey, one jar
Class 4: Chunk Honey, one jar
Class 5: “Black Jar” Honey, one jar jar (The winner will need to have a total of 3 jars. That is the requirement to be sent on to the next level that is out of state.)
Class 6: Wax Plain Block (no fancy mold) weight between 1 lb. and 2 lbs.
Class 7: Beekeeping Arts and Crafts
Class 8: Photography Close-up
Class 9: Photography Scenic
Class 10: Photography Portrait
Class 11: Beekeeping Gadgets
Class 12: Candles
Class 13: Deep 10 Frame Super Art Contest (Paint exterior surfaces of the bee box. All boxes will be auctioned off at the banquet.)
Class 14: Mead

Auction
All honey jars (Classes 1-5), photographs, painted supers (Class 13) and candles (Class 12) submitted to the Texas Honey Show and placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd are auctioned for the benefit of the Texas Honey Queen Program. Winning entries of the Wax Plain Block, Arts and Crafts, and Beekeeping Gadgets are not automatically included in the auction; however, exhibitors may consider donating to the Auction. All donated Honey Show entries not in the auction will be sold at a side table at the Friday Banquet and Saturday Luncheon.

Drop off Show Entries: Thursday Noon-6:00pm
     Friday – 7:00am to 10:00 am
Competition Judging: Friday – 10:30am until complete
Show Open to Public: Friday – After judging is done
Awards: Friday Banquet – Evening
 

Continue to General Rules.

Download entire Honey Show Rules 2019 document as a PDF.