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    Can anyone tell me where I can find rules ( guide lines ) for judging Honey.

    I am not Judging but am going to bee judged.

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    The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
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    Kansas Honey Producers Assn. uses these Judging Criterias.

    Extracted Honey
    1 - Density (water content above 18.6% and below 15.5% will be docked) 10
    2 - Absense of crystals 10
    3 - Cleanliness 40
    a without lint -10
    b without dirt -10
    c without wax -10
    d without foam -10
    4 - Flavor( points will be reduced for flavor affected by (sic) 10

    My copy is missing #5

    6 - Accuracy of filling 20
    a Headroom 1/2" maximum, 3/8" minimum with no visible gap between honey level and cap.
    b Uniformity of filling


    Chunk Honey

    1 Uniformity of cut 20
    2 Absence of watery cappings, uncapped cells & pollen 20
    3 Cleanliness of product (downgrade for travel stains, foreign matter, wax flakes, foam and crystallization) 20
    4 Uniformity of appearance in capping structure color thickness of chunks and accuracy and uniformity of fill 20
    5 Denisity and flavor of liquid portion of pack 20
    a Density (water content avove 18.6% will be marked down 5
    b Flavor (points will be reduced for flavor affected by processing
    c Disqualified for fermentation

    Comb Honey
    1 Uniformity of appearance 20
    2 Absense of uncapped cells 10
    3 Uniformity of color 15
    4 Absense of watery cappings 15
    5 Cleanliness and absence of travel stains 15
    6 Freedom from granulation and pollen 10
    7 Uniformity of weight 15

    Cut comb
    1 Neatness & uniformity of cut 20
    2 Absence of uncapped cells 20
    3 Cleanliness of product, absence of travel stains, crushed wax & crystalization 20
    4 Uniformity of appearance (color of honey capping structure, thickness of comb) 20
    5 Uniformity of weight 20

    Crystalized/Creamed Honey
    1 Finess of cyrstals 30
    2 Uniformity and firmness of produce 25
    3 Cleanliness and fredom from foam 20
    4 Flavor (points will be reduced for flavor affected by processing) disqualification for fermentation 15
    5 Accuracy of filling and uniformity 10

    I also have the criteria for Beeswax, Beeswax candles, Honey gift packages, Art design in beeswax, and Frame honey if you need it.



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