This blog explains how I keep bees. It works for me, it might not work for you. Use my methods at your own risk. Always wear protective clothing and use a smoker when working bees.

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Monday, August 5, 2013

State Fair

Now is the time to get some honey for the state fair. The fair is a great way for beekeepers to show off their product to the general public.
 This year the Ag Hort building is being remodeled and will be a huge draw to the fair goers. Your entry in the fair helps promote the honey industry.
 Your family and friends have patiently listened to you talk about your bees all year. Now it is time to show your stuff at the fair.
Go to the Ag - Hort - Bee competition page. Check out the Ag Hort Bee premium book. Under the Bee and Honey section there are many classes to enter. If you have never done this before there is a novice entry class. I strongly encourage beekeepers to enter. It is fun, you may win a ribbon. Read and follow the directions for the class you are entering.
 An extracting frame of honey, first place prize is $75.00 cha-ching
All the ribbons pay an award and you will have award winning honey, the best in the state.