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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Preparing Honey and Wax for Competition

Because it is harvest time, many beekeepers are bottling honey and preparing bottles to enter into honey contests.  We are hoping to have record numbers of entries at the MABA honey contest in September.  We have recently rewritten and much improved the honey contest rules for our club.

I gave a talk at the June meeting of the Metro Atlanta Beekeepers on the topic of preparing honey and wax for competition and have uploaded it as a YouTube movie so that if you weren't at the meeting, you can learn about what to do.

It's a video, but if you want to pause it to read a slide better, it's easily done with a click on the pause icon (the two parallel lines) at the lower left..


  1. I've just realized that 50 cent queenline jars are a buck after shipping costs. Where do you get your jars (in Atlanta)?

  2. I order them and pay the shipping! I bottle most of my honey in canning jars that I buy from Ace Hardware, but I always order one case (24 jars) of queenline jars for honey contests.

  3. A very interesting video

  4. I realize this old and you may not know/remember, but what does the small text on the "Chunk honey now waits for liquid" slide (@ 1:46 in the video) say?

  5. The comment says, "These are not being poured for a contest and have two combs in each jar. For a contest - one comb per jar." I'm sorry the PowerPoint didn't transfer well to You Tube.


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