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Maryland State Beekeeper's Association

Annual Honey

and

Honey Cookery Show

Rules and Premium List

November 6, 1999
General Rules Division 1
Hive Products
Division 2
Arts and Crafts
Division 3
Youth Division
Division 4
Honey Cookery

General Rules

Show and Entry Location: Entries will be accepted from anyone attending the EAS meeting (MSBA members and non-members). Entries from exhibitors not present at the EAS meeting (entries brought to the show by someone else) will only be accepted if the exhibitor is a MSBA member. .

Time of Entries: Entries will be accepted from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. sharp on Wednesday, August 2.

Release of Entries: Entries must remain in place until released by the show chairman between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 4.

Conditions of Entry: Only one entry will be allowed in each class from any household, partnership or beekeeping establishment.

The exhibitor will select the class for his/her entry. (Assistance will be provided in selecting the correct class when making entries). The chairman of the show reserves the right to make a final determination and change, if necessary, en-try classes. Classification of sweet and dry mead may be changed by judges (correct classification will be determined by chemical tests after the bottles of mead are opened).

No exhibitor's name or label will be allowed on any entry except in designated classes.

The decisions of judges are final. Judges may withhold prizes for insufficient merit or award a lower prize at their discretion. Entries that do not comply with the rules or class description may be disqualified.

The show chairman reserves the right to adjust any class and/or premiums offered. (For example: if sufficient entries are made for one stated color class for extracted honey to create two color classes, then two separate classes would be created with appropriate ribbons and cash awards).

Competition between local bee clubs is encouraged: An award will be presented to the local bee association who's members earn the highest number of points based on the number of quality products entered in the show. The following point system will be used: 1st prize - 3 points, 2nd prize - 2 points, 3rd prize - I point. If clubs are tied, the 1st place winner will be the club with the most 1st place awards in the show. If a tie still exists, the club with the most exhibits in the show will win.
 

Premium List

Individual Classes: Ribbon and Cash Award
Division Champion: Ribbon and Cash Award
Best in Show: John V. Lindner Award
Best Club Showing: Plaque

Division I     HIVE PRODUCTS

All entries must be the product of the exhibitor's bees and have been produced within a 12 month period prior to entry.

All honey exhibited must have been gathered and ripened in a natural way by honey bees.

An entry consists of one (1) jar, container, frame, block, etc.

All extracted, chunk and finely granulated honey, and pollen pellets must be exhibited in one (1) lb. glass or clear plastic jars, except Class 1. Beekeepers entering the first time in Class 1 only may exhibit honey in one (l) pint glass canning jars or one (1) lb. honey jars.
 

PREMIUMS
(in Dollars)
Beekeepers entering for the first time 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 1 Extracted Honey  12 9 6 4 2

 
Beekeepers with 10 colonies or fewer 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 2 Extracted Honey- Water White thru Extra Lt. Amber 12 9 6 4 2
Class 3 Extracted Honey- Lt. Amber thru Amber 12 9 6 4 2
Class 4  Extracted Honey- Dark 12 9 6 4 2

 
Beekeepers with 11 colonies or more 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 5 Extracted Honey- Water White thru Extra Lt. Amber 12 9 6 4 2
Class 6 Extracted Honey- Lt. Amber thru Amber 12 9 6 4 2
Class 7 Extracted Honey- Dark 12 9 6 4 2

Maryland Honey Judging Standards for Extracted Honey
 
Open to All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 8 Comb Honey - Square Section 12 9 6 4 2
Class 9 Comb Honey - Round Section 12 9 6 4 2

Maryland Honey Judging Standards for Comb Honey
 
Open to All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 10 Cut Comb Honey in clear plastic box 12 9 6 4 2

Maryland Honey Judging Standards for Cut Comb Honey
 
Open to All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 11 Chunk Honey in wide mouth I lb. jar 12 9 6 4 2

Maryland Honey Judging Standards for Chunk Comb Honey
 
Open to All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 12 Finely Granulated Honey in regular or wide mouth lb. jar 12 9 6 4 2

Maryland Honey Judging Standards for Granulated Honey
 
Open to All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 13 One Shallow or Full Depth Frame Honey  12 9 6 4 2
     a. - must be protected with plastic wrap or suitable container

Maryland Honey Judging Standards for Honey Frame
 
Open to All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 14 Beeswax Block 2 lb. minimum 12 9 6 4 2

Maryland Honey Judging Standards for Beeswax
 
Open to All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 15 Dry Pollen Pellets in 1 lb. honey jar 12 9 6 4 2

Maryland Honey Judging Standards for Pollen
 

Division Champion:     Ribbon     $10                                                                                  Division I Total:      $505.00


Division II ARTS AND CRAFTS

All entries must have been made or produced by the exhibitor.

Label for Honey Container - One marketable container of honey, any size, any form, WITH LABEL designed by the exhibitor and affixed to the container. The container, unless opaque, must contain honey. Commercial stock labels are prohibited. Apiary and/or exhibitor name is permitted on the label.

Presidents Prize - Any creative or artistic endeavor prominently featuring the honey bee, beekeeping or pollination.

Photography - A single black and white OR color print 5" x 7" minimum, suitably framed or mounted, pertaining to beekeeping.

Equipment or Gadget - Any original tool or equipment useful in beekeeping. A written description giving details of construction, materials, cost and labor MUST ACCOMPANY THE ENTRY.

Honey Wine - Entries must be a least 12 months old and shall be exhibited in unlabeled standard 750 mi. or "fifth" wine bottles. Exhibitor must state whether entry is straight (honey-and-water "must" only) or augmented (honey-and-water "must" plus fruit juices, herbs, spices, etc.) Allowed ingredients in all classes - sulfiting, yeast nutrients/energizers, tannin, citric acid or acid blends.

Gift arrangements/packs must include one or more products of the hive but may also include other items that enhance the appeal or promote the use of hive products. Personal gift arrangements should be suitable for personal gift use regardless of commercial applications, and should be in a box, basket or other suitable container. Mailable gift packs should be suitable for commercial applications and will be judged on mailability.

Open to All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 16 Four Molded Beeswax Candles 12 9 6 4 2
Class 17 Four Dipped Beeswax Candles 12 9 6 4 2

Maryland Honey Judging Standards for Beeswax Candles
 
Open to All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 18 Artistic Beeswax  12 9 6 4 2
     a. candles, figurines or other forms, at least 1 1/2 lb.

Maryland Honey Judging Standards for Artistic Beeswax
 
Open to All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 19 Label for Honey Container 12 9 6 4 2

Maryland Honey Judging Standards for Labels
 
Open to All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 20 President's Prize  12 9 6 4 2

Maryland Honey Judging Standards for President's Prize
 
Open to All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 21 Photography  12 9 6 4 2

Maryland Honey Judging Standards for Photography
 
Open to All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 22 Equipment or Gadget  12 9 6 4 2

Maryland Honey Judging Standards for Equipment
 
Open to All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 23 Honey Wine - Sweet Mead, one bottle 12 9 6 4 2
Class 24 Honey Wine - Dry Mead, one bottle 12 9 6 4 2
Class 25 Honey Wine - Augmented Mead, one bottle 12 9 6 4 2

Maryland Honey Judging Standards for Mead
 
Open to All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 26 Personal Gift Arrangement of honey bee products 12 9 6 4 2

Maryland Honey Judging Standards for Personal Gift Baskets
 
Open to All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 27 Mailable Gift Pack of Honey Bee Products 12 9 6 4 2

Maryland Honey Judging Standards for Mailable Gift Baskets
 

Division II Champion:     Ribbon     $10                                                                            Division II Total:       $406.00


Division III YOUTH DIVISION

Exhibitors age 18 or under 1st 2nd 3rd
Class 28 Extracted Honey (As in Div. I) 12 9 2
Class 29 Beecraft (As in Div. II) 12 9 2
Class 30 Honey Cookery (As in Div. IV) 12 9 2

 Division III Total: $81.00


Division IV HONEY COOKERY

Entries in all classes must use honey for 100% of the sweetening with the following exceptions: frostings, fillings, glazes, dusts and meringue may contain up to 100% sugar. Honey used in entries does not need to have been produced by the exhibitor.

Non-beekeepers are encouraged to enter honey cookery.

Mixes and packaged prepared foods are not permitted.

Each honey cookery entry must be accompanied by TWO copies of the recipe for the entry. The ingredients in the entry must match the recipe. Recipes must not contain the exhibitor's name or other personal identification.

Plates and protective covers must be supplied by the exhibitor.


 
Open to All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 31 Cake  12 9 6 4 2
     a. One unsliced cake that may be unfrosted, 
          frosted, filled, glazed or dusted.

Maryland Honey Judging Standards for Cakes
 
Open to All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 32 Cookies 12 9 6 4 2
     a.12 drop, refrigerator, rolled or filled cookies that 
        may be unfrosted, frosted, glazed or dusted.
Class 33 Cookies 12 9 6 4 2
     a.12 bar or sheet cookies (brownies, date bars, baked
         granola, etc.). May be unfrosted, frosted, glazed or dusted.

Maryland Honey Judging Standards for Cookies
 
Open to All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 34 Pie . 12 9 6 4 2
     a. One unsliced pie

Maryland Honey Judging Standards for Pie
 
Open to All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 35 Candy 12 9 6 4 2
     a. 12 pieces. May be cooked, uncooked, 
         or may be candied peels and candied fruits.

Maryland Honey Judging Standards for Candy
 
Open to All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 36 Yeast Bread (Non Sweet)  12 9 6 4 2
     a. One unsliced loaf or 9 rolls.
Class 37 Yeast Bread (Sweet)  12 9 6 4 2
     a. One unsliced loaf, coffee cake, tea ring, or 6 Danish or sweet rolls.
Class 38 Quick Bread (Sweet)  12 9 6 4 2
     a. One unsliced loaf. Examples are: banana bread, nut bread, etc.
Class 39 Quick Bread (Other)  12 9 6 4 2
     a. One unsliced coffee cake, tea ring, 6 doughnuts or 6 muffins.

Maryland Honey Judging Standards for Bread
 
Open to All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 40 Jellies, Jams, Preserves or Conserves  12 9 6 4 2
     a. 1/2 pint or 1 pint in ajar, sealed with lid or paraffin.

Maryland Honey Judging Standards for Jellies
 
Open to All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 41 Condiments, Salad Dressings, Barbecue Sauces  12 9 6 4 2
     a. One half pint or one pint in glass jar. Examples are: catsup, pickles or relishes.

 Maryland Honey Judging Standards for Condiments
 
Open to All 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Class 42 Any other entry - honey cookery 12 9 6 4 2

Maryland Honey Judging Standards for Other Honey Cookery

Division Champion:     Ribbon     $10                                                                                Division IV Total:      $406.00

                                                                                       Grand Total: $1,398.00

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