Please note that honey show entrees must be submitted at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The holiday potluck starts at 12:30 p.m.
Class 1: Novice class extracted honey
Class 2: Light extracted honey
Class 3: Medium extracted honey
Class 4: Dark extracted honey
Class 5: Beeswax (wax block and candles)
Class 6: Black jar
Class 7: Cut comb
Class 8: Chunk honey
Class 9: Arts and crafts
Class 10: Judges choice
First place winner of Class 1 - $25
First place winners in Class 2, Class 3 and Class 4 - $50 each.
Best of Show of all extracted honey categories - $100.
First place winners in Class 5, Class 6, Class 7, Class 8 and Class 9 - $25 each
There will also be Welsh Honey Show certificates, ribbons and a Best of Show trophy.
Entrance fee per entry: $5. Contestants do not need to be CEBA members to participate.
Class 5: Beeswax
Wax is judged based on cleanliness, uniformity of appearance, shape, color, aroma and absence of defects such as cracks and shrinkage. Beeswax entries may be:
a) Wax Block – The block must be at least one-inch thick but not more than two-inches thick. The block must weigh a minimum of two pounds.
b) Candles – An entry is two identical candles. One of the candles in each entry will be burned. Molded tapers must have flat-finished bases. The wicks must be trimmed to one-half inch in length. Dipped tapers should have the last drip left on. The wicks must be left joined.
The boxes must be transparent on all sides made for displaying cut comb. The chunk of comb must be in one piece, with a straight mid rib and of uniform thickness. Comb with watery cappings should be avoided. The cuts should be clean and uniform. There should be no leaking of honey from comb into the box. Judges evaluate entries on the following: