We’ve always thought that honey from a Flow Hive stands in a class of its own, and as it turns out, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW does too. At next year’s Royal Easter Show, the Sydney Royal National Honey Competition is launching a new competition class; Flow Hive harvested honey .
Be a part of this inaugural event by entering some of your Flow Hive harvested honey. Enter Competition
Entries are open from 28 November 2018.
Online entries close 12 February 2019. Judging takes place Tuesday 9 April, 3 days prior to the Easter Show official opening. Results will be available on the Sydney Royal website Thursday 11 April after 4pm, and on display (with ribbons) at the Royal Show 12-23 April.All the entry info is in the Schedule, including entry fee and delivery instructions. Look for Class 39: Liquid honey, any colour, from Flow Hive .
Here are some sweet tips to help you with your winning entry:
- Ensure your frames are 100% capped before harvesting to make sure the honey is fully ripe. Thicker honey tends to attract higher scores.
- Reduce the amount of air bubbles in the honey by pouring the honey down the side of the jar, and filling the jar as close as possible to the top.
- You may choose to filter your honey if you wish to make it clearer (this can be done by putting a stocking or similar material over the tube). Or jar your honey from a mid-flow.
- Follow the rules – check out the Competition Schedule for all the regulations on jar size, quantity and the various classes you can enter.
To help get you motivated we have also allocate a prize for the winner – your very own Flow Beekeeping Suit or Jacket, complete with Gloves & Hive Tool, and a personalised touch; your name and 2019 competition winning title embroidered on the top pocket!
Julie with her home harvest, Warrnambool, VIC.
So go for it. Get your school involved, show off the excellent honey that you sell, or simply share your backyard marvellous honey with the world.
The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW have been running quality agricultural competitions for years. A long standing tradition to encourage and reward excellence, and support a viable and prosperous future for our agricultural communities.
P.S : The real stars of the show are the bees of course! So thank them for their valuable entry, and let them know that all honey is worth celebrating.
P.P.S : Find out more about Flow Hive Honey and the unique flavour in every frame on our website here. From this page you can click through to our awesome free ‘Host Your own Honey Tasting’ pdf resource that also explains the honey colour grading system, and gives you an introduction to honey flavours. Enjoy!