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2007 ANNUAL SHOW RULES & JUDGING CRITERIA

THE PURPOSE OF THE EAS COMPETITIVE SHOWS IS TO PROVIDE A COMPETITIVE FORUM DIRECTED TOWARD IMPROVEMENT OF THE PRODUCTS OF BEEKEEPING. THIS POLICY STATEMENT IS INTENDED TO ESTABLISH GUIDELINES TO CLEARLY DEFINE THE RULES/STANDARDS FOR YOU TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL. As the show is to be a competition, it is fundamental that all participants know in advance the judging criteria for each class and follow the rules herein.

The Honey Show Committee is responsible for drafting policies, rules and judging criteria and for disseminating information. Judges will adhere to the Committee’s policies and rules. Annually, the committee within the host state will be responsible for:

  • Allocating space for the show and arranging entries.
  • Compliance with show rules and judging criteria.
  • Obtaining qualified judges.
  • Cooperating with EAS Treasurer in obtaining awards.
  • Accepting entries and opening show at a predetermined, published time.
  • Within three weeks following the Show, fill out a yearly comparison sheet and make recommendations for future shows.
  • Record all Blue Ribbon winners for the EAS, and other, Journals.
  • The Honey Show judging criteria are designed to reflect the skill of the participant. For example, taking off seasonal and plant specific honey, is best illustrated by honey color and flavor. Alteration of either color or flavor in handling or preparation of the entry by the beekeeper will adversely affect the score.

    Honey Show judges may be professors of apiculture, or students of apiculture under a professor’s supervision or blue-ribbon winners of local, state and/or regional honey shows, or Professionals judging in their fields, such as crafts, mead or cooking. Judges must completely fill out a score card for each entry. If an entry is disqualified the reason for disqualification must be stated on the score card. Judges should make comments on score cards in order to help the exhibitor improve. Judges must break all ties.

    DISCLAIMER: The score cards and entries are the property of the exhibitor. Although EAS will exercise all due care in judging and displaying entries, exhibitors enter items at their own risk. If possible, judges may hold an open session to answer exhibitors’ questions after the show is opened to the public.

    Download the complete Show Rules here.


    Posted January 2007