Saturday, August 11, 2012

Prize-winning honey!

Guess whose honey won second prize in the amateur category at the Williamstown Fair this weekend?



Yes, that'd be me. Now, I'm not convinced that there were more than two entries in our category, but what the hell, I'll take it! I'm pretty sure my honey still had some unattractive air bubbles in it when it was judged last night, because I was out of the proper jars and had to transfer it to a new jar at the fair when I dropped it off. But I am very pleased to have a ribbon and be able to say my bees make award-winning honey!

Next year I'll enter in the non-amateur category. My friend Eugene also won a ribbon for his honey. Because he has more than five hives, he's not considered an amateur. His competition was a little stiffer.

In Canada, red ribbons tend to be for first place, but I think in the US, blue ribbons more commonly signify first prize. Am I right about that?


I like this picture from Wikipedia that shows honey at the 2008 Texas State Fair:



Photo by: Andreas Praefcke


Those bear jars with cowboy hats are too cute!! 


17 comments:

  1. Your honey is on it's way to fame!

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  2. Congratulations! Awesome! I love honey.
    Now speaking of only two in the class. ... from gr 3 to nine I was the only one in my class. You guessed it... I was always in first place!

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  3. Congratulations! What fun contest! We participated in a dog show once, and Biko won first place, and got a blue ribbon for it. This was in Sarnia, Ontario.

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  4. You are correct on the ribbon coloration for the States. Blue ribbons are generally given as first place. :)

    Congratulations on your win! :) I wish I could order some from you.

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  5. Now all the bees get a treat, right?
    Jane x

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  6. WOW! I'm so proud of you. How could you not win? They're the best looking bees I have ever seen. And I've prayed for them to survive the hot weather. Now, does this mean I'm also famous?

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  7. Yeah for Nat's bees!!!! They got a blue ribbon!!!! You've done good - and now you have award winning honey. Pretty neat-o, Nat!

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  8. HURRAH for honey!!!

    How can we try some? Would it get through Customs?

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  9. You should call your honey "KnatolBEE'S"!

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  10. Congratulations, keep up the good work.

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  11. Congrats, that is great news! :)

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  12. Congratulations to you and your bees!

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  13. Congrats! I am drooling.

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  14. Congrats on your prize winning honey. You just reminded me that we have to harvest honey from one of our hives in a couple of days.

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  15. Your honey just looked so fabulous - it had to win. A great big congratulations.

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  16. Thank you everyone!!

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Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!