Harris

    County

        Beekeepers

Honey Judging Rules and Criteria
HCBA Rules


Must be in a Queenline 1# Jar
One entry for each bee yard provided 10 miles from primary apiary
Submitted at September Meeting

Blind Judging by Texas Honey Queen/Princess-Results at Banquet
1. Container: appearance (10)
2. Density (20)
   A. Water content above 18.6% is disqualified
   B. No upgrading below 16% water content
3. Freedom from crystals (10)
4. Cleanliness and freedom from foam (30)
5. Flavor (20)
   A. Downgrade for objectionable flavor oroverheating
   B. Disqualify for fermentation
6. Accuracy of filling (10)
   A. Headroom: 1/2 inch maximum, inch minimum; no visible gap between honey level and cap
   B. If multiple entries: uniformity of filling


 

HCBA PHOTO CONTEST-2018

Photo must be on 8 by 10-inch paper (photo or other)
Must feature bees or beekeepers or a combination thereof
Must be submitted at the September meeting
Judging by Texas Honey Queen/Princess
Results announced at Banquet
Photos may, but not required, to be returned to member

HCBA HONEY CONTEST 2018
MEMBER JUDGED


Must be submitted in a 1# Queenline Jar
Will be judged on appearance and taste
Judging by Members before/during Banquet
Winners announced at end of Banquet

Up Coming Events - 2018


Harris County Beekeeper Meetings

   September 25th - turn in contest submissions - see details below

   October - Monument Inn - Banquet   

   November - vote in new officers



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    HONEY BEES

We strive to protect and educate the general public about the honey bees.  Since 2006, honey bees and other pollinators in the U.S. and throughout the world have experienced ongoing and rapid population declines.  The continuation of this crisis threatens the stability of ecosystems, the economy and our food supply, as one in three bites of food are dependent on pollinator services. 

Four pesticides commonly used on crops to kill insects and fungi also kill honeybee larvae within their hives. 

We are a small group of beekeepers, bee enthusiasts, and honey lovers who live, work and pollinate in the greatest city in the world, who happen to share a love for the humble honeybee and her delicious doings. 

beekeepers

WELCOME

Our goal is to provide beekeeping  education and networking opportunities for individuals and families enthusiastic about  honeybees and beekeeping

 

We are open to both amateur and professional beekeepers. Some members have a couple of hives and some have been keeping bees for decades.  Others are just getting started and have yet to set up a hive


We meet at the Golden Acres Community Center on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm (6:30 is social time)


Friends and Visitors always welcome

EDUCATION

HONEY PRODUCTION

TRAINING

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