2024 Ashville HoneyFest – Black Jar Honey Contest

Entry Deadline: March 1, 2024
Categories: MISC Competitions
2024 Black Jar Honey Contest
Venue / Location

Salvage Station
468 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC

General Information

Competition – June 2, 2024

Entries must be submitted by a beekeeper and be pure unadulterated honey produced by his or her bees. We do not accept honey from commercial buyers or packers.

Each year, hundreds of beekeepers from around the world enter the world’s largest honey contest with hopes of winning the title of the world’s best-tasting honey.

In other honey contests, “perfection” is key to judging. Honey is judged on moisture content, clarity, foam, and particles, with points being deducted for each defect found. The Black Jar is set up to rely solely on the taste of each entry. The honey that makes it to the finals is covered in black fabric so the judges cannot see the visual characteristics or what’s in the honey. We choose this form of judging because we respect the unique flavors that bees bring back to the hive as they visit different flowers. We understand and appreciate the varieties and flavors that will be found all over the world.

Entry Fees

Per Entry Fee – $10.00

Shipping Address / Drop Off Location

Center for Honeybee Research
22 Cedar Hill Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806

Submit three (3) pounds of honey in ONE of the following ways:
– Ship three (3) one pound jars (1 lb.=.46Kg, 3lb.=1.37Kg).
– One (1) jar MUST NOT have any  labels or markings, and two (2) jars must have the beekeeper’s label.
– Ship three (3) pounds in a nonbreakable container (U.S. quart or European liter size) and our organization will transfer the honey into three (3) Queenline jars. YOU MUST include two (2) labels for us to apply to two jars. Labels should be no more than 2.5” x 3”  (63mm x 76mm).

Prizes / Awards / Medals / Ribbons

Grand Prize – $7,000.00/blue ribbon/name added to trophy and Center website/bragging rights for the whole world

Also awarded $150.00 each to winners in ten categories – which will be determined based upon the qualities and quantity of entries received.

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