I am writing this as a show virgin, so to speak – though I have been Bee Keeping for about 13 years, I have never entered honey in a show. I am probably supremely ill qualified to write this!
My Association, though, encourages members to enter honey shows – Shows, have been important to the Beekeeping scene, an opportunity to learn, to buy, to meet old friends, to make new ones. Members are encouraged by winning prizes, and of course are much more likely to attend the show (and patronize traders who also support it) if they enter.
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