Hopefully the bees are doing what bees should be doing – making honey. And now is your chance to show us how good your bees are.
At the Dorchester County Show there will be a Honey Competition where the best bees can be judged- as well as their keepers!
There is no point in producing the whole of the document again on this page but for those of us who sell honey I thought these words of advice from the schedule may be of interest:
- Ensure that clear honey is clear with no crystals or frothy scum.
- Ensure that set honey is set.
- The surface should be dry with no trace of scum or ring of bubbles.
- Overfill your jars to start with – this allows for skimming.
- Ensure your honey is spotlessly clean.
- Honey must be free from all foreign matter.
- Screw the lid on firmly, polish the outside of the jar and stick on the label.
- The next person to remove the lid should be the customer.
- It doesn’t matter if the lid is wet with honey – as long as there is no honey on the outside of the lid or the jar.
Hopefully this will help you present your honey whether it is to the Show Judge, a consumer or just the tea table.