Contest Judging Rules

LIBC Honey, Wax, and Mead Judging Entry Rules
Revised September 2015

1. All entrants must be paid-up members in good standing as of October of the current calendar year. Section 6 of the Bylaws states that “only members in good standing and members of their immediate families who are present can enter contests if a member is absent, a member of his family may represent him in case of extenuating circumstances can enter items for him.”
2. Only one entry in each class may be made by an individual or family.
3. Identifying labels on entries are forbidden.
4. All entries must have been a product of the entrant's apiary and have been produced during the current calendar year.
5. The decision of the judges in all cases will be final.
6. Entries in classes ONE through FIVE (see below) must be in one pound queenline jars.
7. Colors in honey in classes ONE through FIVE will be determined by the official grading committee.
8. Entries in classes SIX, SEVEN, and EIGHT must be in bee-proof cases having both sides made of transparent glass or plastic.
9. Entries in classes TEN, ELEVEN, and TWELVE must not be in a container.
10. Entries in class THIRTEEN shall have been made by the exhibitor by the process of fermentation and shall not have any identifying labels.

Extracted Honey
Class ONE: One jar of water white honey
Class TWO: One jar of light honey
Class THREE: One jar of light amber honey
Class FOUR: One jar of amber honey
Class FIVE: One jar of dark honey

Comb Honey
Class SIX: One section box of comb honey
Class SEVEN: One package of cut comb 4" square or one circular section of comb honey
Class EIGHT: One shallow, medium, or deep frame of comb honey

Creamed Honey
Class NINE: 16 oz. clear container of creamed honey

Beeswax
Class TEN: Single piece, pure beeswax, weight: one (1) pound.
Class ELEVEN: Candles, dipped, one pair, pure beeswax
Class TWELVE: Candles, molded, one pair, pure beeswax

Mead
Class THIRTEEN: 16 oz. clear container of mead, made without fruit juice

LIBC Honey Cookery and Gadget Entry Rules
Revised September 2015

1. All entrants must be paid-up members in good standing as of October of the current calendar year. Section 6 of the Bylaws states that “only members in good standing and members of their immediate families who are present can enter contests if a member is absent, a member of his family may represent him in case of extenuating circumstances can enter items for him.”
2. Only one entry in each class may be made by an individual or family.
3. Identifying labels on entries are forbidden.
4. The decision of the judges in all cases will be final.
5. Entries must be accompanied by the recipe as used, written on a 3"x5" card.
6. The Long Island Beekeepers Club reserves the right to publish the recipes.
7. Entries will be exhibited as received. Plates will not be furnished by the contest committee.
8. Class FOUR items are handcrafted items related to beekeeping that could not be included in any other class. Honey labels and artwork, other than photography, are included in this class.
9. Class FIVE photographs must be related to beekeeping and can be taken with a digital or film camera, but cannot be altered by hand or with image-editing software.
10. Class SIX items must be related to beekeeping and accompanied by a typed or written explanation detailing practicality and ease of reproduction.


Class ONE: Baked goods made with at least 50% honey as sweetener, including, but not limited to cookies, brownies, cakes, bread, rolls, muffins, and pies.
Class TWO: Baked goods made with 100% honey as sweetener, including, but not limited to cookies, brownies, cakes, bread, rolls, muffins, and pies.
Class THREE: Honey spreads, including jams, jellies, conserves and honey butters, 1 jar
Class FOUR: Arts and Crafts
Class FIVE: Photography
Class SIX: Gadgets