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Wake County Beekeepers Association

2022 WCBA State Fair Booth Sign Up

Thank you for your interest in contributing to the Wake County Beekeepers Association 2022 State Fair Booth. The WCBA is permitted to include ONE of each of the following competition items on our booth. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Some of the factors for judging are included with each item. Visit this link and find the appropriate Class # for a complete list of judging criteria AND to view the State Fair Honey Color Chart. 

We can also included bee-themed items, hive equipment, etc. in the booth display for decoration and educational purposes. If you have items that you would like to contribute, please sign up using the "Additional Display Items" option at the very bottom. 

All non-perishable items will be returned to you after the fair.

Visit this link for more information about all 2022 NC State Fair Bees & Honey Competitions.

Thank you!!! 

 

Created by:   Christin Danchi
 
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Available Slot

Class 1: Display of 12 most important nectar-producing plants showing bloom. These may include living plants, pictures or other aids suitably mounted or displayed.

Judging Factors: 1. Educational Value (Preference given to plants of regional importance and reason for importance) 2. Quality: Overall attractiveness 3. Showmanship: Originality, choice of colors and arrangement

 
Danny and Mary Jaynes

Class 2: One frame with comb for extracting (plastic, wired or plain foundation) (2)

Judging Factors: 1. Uniformity of appearance 2. Absence of uncapped cells 3. Uniformity of color 4. Absence of watery cappings 5. Cleanliness and general appearance of sections or frames 6. Freedom from granulation and pollen. (cont.)

 
All slots filled
Tony Gaddis
Katie Webber
I am working to produce this now, not guaranteed.

Class 3: One frame with comb for chunk or cut (no wired or plastic foundation) (2)

Judging Factors: 1. Uniformity of appearance 2. Absence of uncapped cells 3. Uniformity of color 4. Absence of watery cappings 5. Cleanliness and general appearance of sections or frames 6. Freedom from granulation and pollen. (cont.)

 

Class 4: Three sections of comb honey (in section boxes or rounds) (2)

Judging Factors: 1. Uniformity of appearance 2. Absence of uncapped cells 3. Uniformity of color 4. Absence of watery cappings 5. Cleanliness and general appearance of sections or frames 6. Freedom from granulation and pollen. (cont.)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Chris Hagwood
Mine are not competitive quality

Class 5: Three sections of cut comb honey in containers (suitable for retail) (No liquid) (2)

Judging Factors: 1. Uniformity of appearance 2. Neatness of comb cut: ragged edges, parallel cuts and uniformity of size of cuts 3. Uniformity of color 4. Absence of watery cappings (cont.)

 

Class 6: Three jars (not less than 14 oz. size) chunk, comb honey, light (2)

Judging Factors: 1. Neatness and Uniformity of Cut 2. Absence of watery cappings, uncapped cells and pollen 3. Cleanliness of product 4. Uniformity of appearance in capping structure color, and thickness of chunks 5. Density of liquid portion (cont.)

 

Class 7: Three jars (not less than 14 oz. size) chunk, comb honey, amber (2)

Judging Factors: 1. Neatness and Uniformity of Cut 2. Absence of watery cappings, uncapped cells and pollen 3. Cleanliness of product 4. Uniformity of appearance in capping structure color, and thickness of chunks 5. Density of liquid portion (cont.)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Chris Hagwood
Not competitive quality

Class 8: Three jars (not less than 14 oz. size) extracted honey, extra light amber (2)

Judging Factors: 1. Density - Water content above 18.6% will be disqualified. 2. Absence of crystals 3. Cleanliness 4. Flavor 5. Accuracy of filling and uniformity 6. Container appearance (cont.)

 

Class 9: Three jars (not less than 14 oz. size) extracted honey, light amber (2)

Judging Factors: 1. Density - Water content above 18.6% will be disqualified. 2. Absence of crystals 3. Cleanliness 4. Flavor 5. Accuracy of filling and uniformity 6. Container appearance (cont.)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Susan Benton Benton

Class 10: Three jars (not less than 14 oz. size) extracted honey, amber (2)

Judging Factors: 1. Density - Water content above 18.6% will be disqualified. 2. Absence of crystals 3. Cleanliness 4. Flavor 5. Accuracy of filling and uniformity 6. Container appearance (cont.)

 
All slots filled
Chris Hagwood
Katie Webber

Class 11: Three jars (not less than 14 oz. size) extracted honey, dark amber (2)

Judging Factors: 1. Density - Water content above 18.6% will be disqualified. 2. Absence of crystals 3. Cleanliness 4. Flavor 5. Accuracy of filling and uniformity 6. Container appearance (cont.)

 

Class 12: Three containers (not less than 12 oz. size) creamed honey, (finely granulated). May use tubs or other opaque containers. No labels. (2)

Judging Factors: 1. Fineness of crystals 2. Uniformity and firmness of product 3. Cleanliness and freedom from foam 4. Flavor and color

 
All slots filled
Christin Danchi (2)
Tom Krupa and Christin Danchi will cover this

Class 13: Three containers (not less than 12 oz. size) creamed honey (with added flavors). May use tubs or other opaque containers. No labels. (2)

Judging Factors: 1. Fineness of crystals 2. Uniformity and firmness of product 3. Cleanliness and freedom from foam 4. Flavor and color

 
All slots filled
Christin Danchi (2)
Tom Krupa and Christin Danchi will cover this

Class 14: Display of extracted honey (not less than 50 pounds) in multiple clear containers with no container exceeding 2 1/2 pounds of capacity. (12)

 
2 of 12 slots filled
Chris Hagwood
Can contribute two jars towards total
Danny and Mary Jaynes

Class 15: Pure beeswax single block (not less than 10 pounds) in size and shape commonly on sale by the apiarist (additional blocks will enhance display and be noted in judging) (2)

Judging Factors: 1. Color: straw to canary yellow 2. Cleanliness: absence of honey, and other impurities 3. Uniformity of appearance 4. Absence of cracking and shrinkage 5. Aroma and texture 6. Size/weight

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Chris Hagwood
Need a good mold if anyone has one

Class 16: Display of pure beeswax products - carvings, models, etc, must be composed of pure beeswax only-and not painted. No candles. (2)

Judging Factors: 1. Color: straw to canary yellow 2. Cleanliness: absence of honey, and other impurities 3. Uniformity of appearance 4. Aroma and texture 6. Quality, craftsmanship and appearance of beeswax products

 
All slots filled
Cindy Blye
I have a wolf
Tony Gaddis

Class 17: Display of pure beeswax molded or rolled candles. (2)

Judging Factors: 1. Color: straw to canary yellow 2. Cleanliness: absence of honey, and other impurities 3. Uniformity of appearance 4. Aroma and texture 6. Quality, craftsmanship and appearance of beeswax products

 
All slots filled
Chris Hagwood
I have a cube candle, anyone have anything unique?
Cindy Blye
I have a roses candle mold

Class 18: Display of pure beeswax dipped tapered candles, 8-12 inches. No dyes. Two candles per entry. (2)

Judging Factors: 1. Color: straw to canary yellow 2. Cleanliness: absence of honey, and other impurities 3. Uniformity of appearance 4. Aroma and texture 6. Quality, craftsmanship and appearance of beeswax products

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Tony Gaddis

Class 19: Novelty items containing beeswax - similar to Class 16 but products other than beeswax may be used and may be painted (2)

Judging Factors: 1. Cleanliness 2. Quality of wax 3. Design, craftsmanship and overall appearance 4. Originality

 

Class 20: Cosmetic items containing beeswax and/or honey - Creams (May have labels) list of ingredients required (2)

 
All slots filled
Cindy Blye
I can make lotion bars or maybe a cream
Tony Gaddis

Class 21: Cosmetic items containing beeswax and/or honey - Soaps (May have labels) list of ingredients required (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Tony Gaddis

Class 22: Cosmetic items containing beeswax and/or honey - Lip Balms (May have labels) list of ingredients required (2)

 
All slots filled
Cindy Blye
Tony Gaddis

Class 23: One gift package of bee products suitable for sale to public (10)

Judging Factors: 1. General Appearance 2. Manufactured by Entrant 3. Originality 4. Quality of Components 5. Availability of Components 6. Manageability (ability to transport)

 
1 of 10 slots filled
Chris Hagwood
Chris said he can contribute items toward a club gift basket

Class 24: Two bottles (approximately 26 oz. capacity each) of non-carbonated dry mead (no flavor added)* (2)

Judging Factors: 1. Clarity 2. Color 3. Taste 4. Body 5. Bouquet 6. Bottles 7. Bottle Closure

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Sam Fasking

Class 25: Two bottles (approximately 26 oz. capacity each) of non-carbonated sweet mead (no flavor added)* (2)

Judging Factors: 1. Clarity 2. Color 3. Taste 4. Body 5. Bouquet 6. Bottles 7. Bottle Closure

 

Class 26: Two bottles (approximately 26 oz. capacity each) of mead with fruit* (2)

Judging Factors: 1. Clarity 2. Color 3. Taste 4. Body 5. Bouquet 6. Bottles 7. Bottle Closure

 

Class 27: One black and white print of a honey bee or beekeeping related scene with appropriate caption (photograph must be mounted and no larger than 8”x10”) Framing is optional.

Judging Factors: 1. Photographic Quality 2. Mounting (all photographs must be mounted) Points may be added for framed entries. 3. Content of photograph 4. Caption describing photograph

 
Ariel Gillfillan

Class 28: One color print of a honey bee or beekeeping related scene with appropriate caption (photograph must be mounted and no larger than 8”x10”) Framing is optional.

Judging Factors: 1. Photographic Quality 2. Mounting (all photographs must be mounted) Points may be added for framed entries. 3. Content of photograph 4. Caption describing photograph

 
Susan Benton Benton

Class 74: Handmade Bee-themed Quilts (suitable for wall hanging) (2)

Judging Factors: 1. Creativity 2. Appearance 3. Originality 4. Quality

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Ray Mann

Class 75: Handmade Bee-themed Decorative Items

Judging Factors: 1. Creativity 2. Appearance 3. Originality 4. Quality

 
Christin Danchi
Honey Bee cross stitch

Class 76: Hive painted and/or decorated

Judging Factors: 1. Creativity 2. Appearance 3. Originality 4. Quality

 
Tony Gaddis
Donated Hive

Class 77: Bee-themed Paintings

Judging Factors: 1. Creativity 2. Appearance 3. Originality 4. Quality

 
lee clark sellers

Class 78: Handmade Bee-themed Jewelry

Judging Factors: 1. Creativity 2. Appearance 3. Originality 4. Quality

 

Additional Display Items - not for competition (50)

We can include any and all bee-themed items, hive equipment, hive products, etc. on our booth for display and educational purposes. Please sign up if you have something to contribute!

 
6 of 50 slots filled
Diana Devore (6)
Pottery bee ornaments
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