We picked up two ribbons at the Big E this year! Our amber honey won a 2nd place ribbon and our dark honey won a 3rd place ribbon! The contest is judged by a certified honey judge, and the honey is judged on density, absence of crystals, cleanliness and flavor. We deliver our unmarked jars to the fair grounds before opening day and the contest is judged the day before the fair opens. All of the contestants' jars are then displayed for the duration of the fair with the winning jars wearing their ribbons. The honey display can be found inside the "Farmarama" or Stroh building, right next to a live beehive!
We love The Big E and volunteer every year to work in our beekeeping club's booth to help spread the word about the honey bee! Our beekeeping journey started at The Big E so it holds a special place in our hearts. Did you attend this year? If so, what did you eat?