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Cobble Hill Fair

 The Cobble Hill Fair

The Honey Division 2023

Link to Cobble Hill Fair whole catalogue

2023 Cobble Hill Fair Entry Form

Class Entry Rules from the Catalogue:

Class Entries:

  1. Honey                              – White, three 375ml jars
  2. Honey                               – Golden, three 375ml jars
  3. Honey                               – Amber, three 375ml jars
  4. Honey Novice class        – Any colour, three 375ml jars
  5. Honey Granulated          – Three 375ml jars
  6. Section Comb Honey      – Example: Ross Rounds, Half Hogg Cassette, square section
  7. Full Frame Comb Honey – Shallow Dadant or deep Langstroth (no black foundation)
  8. Bees Wax                          – Two 500 gram blocks (that are the same).
  9. Pollen                                – Three 375ml jars
  10. Hive Derived Creations – Potions, Lotions, Lip Balm, Candles, Toothpastes, Infused honey
  11. Apiculture Gadgets – Beekeeping Gadgets, Tools (Must be directly apiculture related)
  12. Arts                                    – Graphics, Pottery, Needlework, Poetry
  13. Mead (Honey wine)         – Two 750ml bottles (1 for judging, 1 for display)
  14. Observation Hive             – A caste of Bees in a Hive
  15. Photography                     Pollinators, Beekeepers, and Photography from the Hive
  16. Educational Display         – A focus message or Issue to teach about in apiculture.

* All categories have awards for  1st,2nd and 3rd place.

* Novice awards are for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th in “Class 5”

Results from the Judges

 

 

Class 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
 1. Honey – White Jane Wines Brenda Sanders
 2. Honey – Golden Ian Low
 3. Honey – Amber Ian Low Brenda Sanders
 4. Honey – Novice Class Erika Paxton
 5. Honey – Granulated Ian Low
 6. Section Comb Honey
 7. Full Frame Comb Honey Ian Low
 8. Bees Wax – 2 – 500 gram Ian Low
 9. Pollen
10. Hive Derived Creations
11. Apiculture Gagets Ian Low
12. Arts – Graphics, Pottery
13. Mead – Honey wine Ian Low
14. Observation Hive Ian Low
15. Photography Ian Low
16. Educational Display Ian Low
Grand Aggregate Ian Low

NoNo Results from the Judges:

               CLASS 1ST PLACE 2ND PLACE 3RD PLACE
1. WHITE No Entries Qualified
2. GOLDEN Marie Cairns Bill Sanderson
3. AMBER No Entries Qualified
4. NOVICE CLASS Susan Hopkins Jane Wines Brenda Sanders
5. GRANULATED Marie Cairns
6. SECTION COMB HNEY No Entries
7. FULL FRAME COMB Marie Cairns
8. BEES WAX – BLOCK Marie Cairns
9. POLLEN No Entries
10. HIVE DERIVED CREATIONSS

Marie Cairns

Insect repellent

Kevin Corkum

Wood Treatment product

Coen Charmley

Small Candles

11. APICULTURE GADGETS AND ART No Entries
12. MEAD No Entries
13. OBSERVATION HIVE No Entries
14. PHOTOGRAPHY Don Hill David Mohler Erin Prescott
15. EDUCATIONAL DISPLAY Marie Cairns
16. Grand Aggregate Marie Cairns

Convener:  Ian Low  (pcowichanbeekeepers@gmail.com or bees@happylow.net)

Description:  This Division is supported by the Cowichan Beekeepers and meant for beekeepers and bee minded artists to enter their own products into a friendly competition with the explicit purpose of educating the public, improving beekeeper education, product quality, and celebrating beekeeper innovation.

* All Beekeepers from far and wide are encouraged to enter this Fair. 2022 Cobble Hill fair Catalogue

* REFER TO THE ENTRY FORM AND FEES ON PAGE 26-27 FOR ENTRY. https://cowichanbeekeepers.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/2022Fair-Catalogueentryform.pdf TAKE THE FORM AND THE MONEY ($1 PER CLASS ENTRY) TO THE FARMER’S INSTITUTE ON SATURDAY AUGUST 20 1- 6 PM YOUTH HALL 3565 WATSON.  ENTRIES CAN BE MAILED AS WELL SO THEY ARRIVE IN TIME FOR THE FAIR entry deadline.

* The Following week:  BRING IN THE ENTRIES TO THE COWICHAN BEEKEEPER’S TRAILER ON AUGUST 26TH 1-6 PM.  Judging starts at 6:30pm sharp and entries must be in by 6 pm.

* The judging criteria for each of the “Classes” in this Cobble Hill Fair are using the BCHPA (British Columbia Honey Producers’ Association) judging criteria (Judges take a 1 day course and are required to have 5 years of beekeeping experience).   

* Paid Novice members of the Cowichan Beekeepers are offered jars to enter their honey into the Novice Honey class (Class 4).  Members please attend the August meeting at the Hub to receive your jars!  ( the specified 375 ml jar with the gold lids)

In some cases Awards will also be offered beyond the ribbons for 1,2&3rd place that is offered by the fair.  We are still working on the prises and potential donations.  If you are intersted in sponsoring a medallion or prize, please contact Marie Cairns cowichanbeekeepers@gmail.com