Coastal Empire Beekeepers Assn.

  Located within the Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah, Ga.

Welsh Honey Show

CEBA members compete for honey awards in a competition based on the Young Harris College/University of Georgia Beekeeping Institute Welsh Honey Show rules, regulations and categories. Honey is judged on many factors, including presentation, cleanliness, clarity, aroma, viscosity and taste. The Black Jar Category — judging honey based on taste alone — is perfect for new beekeepers.

The Welsh Bee Keepers Association partners with the YHC/UGA Beekeeping Institute to offer training and certification for honey show judges. The Welsh training is the most stringent of its kind in the world for aspiring honey judges.

New Welsh honey judges receive a white judge’s coat and hat during the YHC/UGA graduation ceremony. They are expected to wear these when they serve as qualified stewards or judges.

CEBA's 2017 Welsh Honey Show winners

Best of Show: Rob Liakos

Category I: Extracted Honey

Light Class

  • First place: Rob Liakos
  • Second place: Terry Holland
  • Third place: Paul Cerpovicz

Medium Class

  • First Place: Barbara Phillips
  • Second Place: Rob Liakos
  • Third Place: Jane Quatttlebaum
  • Very Highly Commendable: Paul Cerpovicz

Category II: Black Jar

  • First Place: Rob Potts
  • Second Place: Nick Powell
  • Third Place: Debra Rogers
  • Very Highly Commendable: Paul Cerpovicz
  • Highly Commendable: Laura Liu
  • Commendable: Brian Millhoff

Show staff


  • Brutz English, senior Welsh Honey judge
  • Peter Brodhead, owner of Brighter Day Natural Foods and celebrity judge
  • Josie - sous chef at the Atlantic, celebrity judge

Show chairman: Dr. Barbara Phillips

Show secretary: Terry Holland

Show secretary assistant: Laura Liu

Show stewards: Rob Liakos, Debra Rogers and Wesley Webb

This show was held on Oct. 9, 2017.

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