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I began this blog to chronicle my beekeeping experiences. I have read lots of beekeeping books, but nothing takes the place of either hands-on experience with an experienced beekeeper or good pictures of the process. I want people to have a clearer picture of what to expect in their beekeeping so I post pictures and write about my beekeeping saga here. Along the way, I've passed a number of certification levels and am now a
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Sunday, September 17, 2006

Beekeeper's Picnic

Last night was the Metro Beekeeper's Association Picnic. Many items were donated for the auction, held to benefit the club's projects.

The three plates of rolls tied with blue ribbons are Canadian Honey Buttermilk rolls that I baked and donated. I also made two honeybee potholders sitting on the front edge of the table. I was pleased that all were sold. I bought a couple of things, but really wanted a solar wax melter - not offered for auction. Guess I'll have to build my own.

There was a honey contest. I decided to be brave and enter it. I entered my chunk honey in the contest and also entered the "black jar contest" in which honey is judged only for taste.

The chunk honey was entered in three jars as per the rules. My chunk honey won second place! I was so excited. Most of the winners were seasoned beekeepers. I think I may have been the only first year beekeeper to win a prize - I was thrilled with my red ribbon and my cash prize! Posted by Picasa

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:25 AM


    I love your bee potholders. I am not surprised they sold - they would be a cheerful addition to anyone's kitchen.

    Congratulations on the red ribbon for your chunk honey. What fun to win a ribbon as a novice beekeeper!



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