Welsh Honey Juding
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Extracted honey in one pound jars
Extracted honey is judged in three classes: light, medium, and dark. Members who are
participating in the contest may submit one entry in each of these three categories.
An entry of extracted honey is three (3) one pound jars. These jars must be either one pound
classic jars that have a 48mm diameter mouth, or one pound Queen line jars that have a 58mm
diameter mouth. The jars may have either metal or plastic lids. Do not use tamper proof seals.
There must not be any type of label on the jars.
When judging extracted honey, the judges consider the following characteristics of each entry:
Cleanliness of the jar and lid
Correct fill level (See photograph below)
Uniformity of the three jars that comprise the entry
Cleanliness and clarity of the honey
Aroma and flavor
This is a photograph of a one pound classic honey jar that has a 48mm diameter mouth. The
purpose of the picture, however, is to show clearly the correct fill level. It also shows some things
that are more difficult to see: The inside rim of the mouth of the jar above the honey has bits of
'stuff' adhering to it that should be wiped off before placing into the competition. The outside of
the jar also shows numerous smears that must be removed. This jar is not competition ready!
Keep in mind that a wonderful honey can be eliminated if the technical details haven't been
tended to. Information about preparing entries follows this section about the Rules.
We provide the black jars. An entry is one jar. The honey will be transferred into the jar by the
Black jar honey is judged on flavor only.