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  1. #1
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    How do most people manage/process their honey when preping for a honey show at, say, a state fair? Are all of the liquid honey entries heated and filteresd, or is straining with a 200 filter and some settling sufficient? Where might one find the rules?

    I am more curious than anything, but it would be kind of fun to enter one one day.

    Keith

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    Good question, doesn't anyone enter the honey shows?

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    Keith, check your state gov. web site for your state fair rules and reg. I'm entering the Mich State fair for the first time for cut-comb honey. The local bee club is paying the entrance fee and providing the space. Any money I win (if),I'm turning back into the club, that ribbon is what I'm looking fore. Bill

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    Thanks Bill,

    I will get a copy of the rules at the next beekeepers meeting - I am not finding it on the SC website. I am also looking for any tips by the more expereinced crowd on "how it's done"

    Keith

    [This message has been edited by kgbenson (edited July 24, 2004).]

  5. #5
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    Big Grin

    Well,

    I guess nobody want to give up any secrets to winning a blue ribbon......

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    Some where I have seen " rules " for Honey competion but can`t find them, I have been looking for them for our Fair.

    I have a couple of blue ribbons by dumb luck I guess. I just got a book from the County fair and entered 4 1# jars of lite amber honey. So if you are going to enter the County fair see them about rules.

    Good Luck

    Ed

  7. #7
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    Man, I just filtered my honey through 2 layers of vinyl curtain material and I still have very tiny particulate suspended in the honey. Will heating help? How high should I heat it?

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    I heat it to about 110-115 degrees and let it set for a souple of days and all the bad stuff goes to the top or bottom then I sell the best and eat the rest

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    Big Grin

    thanks!!!!!

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