The Black Jar Honey Contest allows State Meeting attendees to present their honey to their fellow North Carolina beekeepers for judging. All attendees are welcome to submit their honey for judging, and all attendees are welcome to judge. To learn how to run a similar contest, read Organize a Black Jar Honey Contest, Bee Culture, Oct. 2018 and to see what forms are used, download the Black Jar Honey Contest Packet.
*Note: The Black Jar Honey Contest is not held at every meeting. Check meeting details to confirm.
For questions, contact Black Jar Honey Contest Coordinator.
Three contests have been held to date. Reports can be found in issues of the the NC Bee Buzz (which are archived on the NCSBA website) as follows:
2018 contest held at the NCSBA spring conference in New Bern March 1-3, 2018. Bee Buzz 2018 Summer issue, page 25.
2020 contest held at the NCSBA spring conference in New Bern March 5-7, 2020. Bee Buzz 2020 Summer issue, page 26.
2023 contest held at the NCSBA spring conference in Monroe, NC (Union County Agricultural Center) March 10-11, 2023. Bee Buzz 2023 Summer issue, page 22.
The black jar honey contest is held only at the Spring conferences and not every year. The Summer conferences are reserved for the expertly-judged contests for honey and honey products, beeswax products, mead, photography, foods-made-with-honey and other things.
June 28, 2023