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!!