A virgin winner!

This post is a little long in coming but as is the way with most bee-keeping, time gets away from you.

Back in March, I entered the Ipswich and West Moreton Beekeepers Field Day 2016 – honey competition. Honey is judged in various categories – based on the consistency and colour of honey and I will admit that I was pretty unsure of what categories my honey needed to be in. Fortunately with a little guidance, I was encouraged to enter 4 different categories – two based on colour and two based on their granular nature.

While bee-buddy Nadine and I went out to the Field Day to drop off our entries, we decided to not wait til the judging since it was a good 5 hours hence.

So it was with much whooping and high-fives to discover later that afternoon via the NBKA Facebook page that I had won First Prize for Granulated Honey – Fine!

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Granulated Honey is not often seen on supermarket shelves as consumers are often unaware that crystallization is a natural and normal process. In fact, my granulated honey is going to be used for my first ever batch of creamed honey which will be released at the same time as the new Virgin Honey branded product.

Stay tuned!