Last year my mother- who was a first year beekeeper- entered flow hive honey into the Adelaide Royal Show. She won two second place ribbons. Armed with that success we entered this year- and what do you know: we won again!
This time I entered my mid range amber mixed flora honey into the novice beekeeper and the main raw honey categories- and mum entered her creamed and candied honey. Mum won for the candied honey: first place! I won first place in the novice category and second place in the main one! This year they had more entrants than in previous years- I think new flow hive owners were a part of that- certainly at the bee society their membership is up over previous years.
Perhaps it was hubris- but my honey was SO GOOD this spring- I felt quite confident when I entered it- it’s one thing to be confident- but it’s another thing altogether to get the tick of approval from seasoned honey judges!