The Williamson County Area Beekeepers Association provides area beekeepers with the opportunity to share information with other hobby or commercial beekeepers. The association also promotes the benefits of bees and beekeeping for the local community whether you are involved in backyard gardening or large scale agricultural operations. We also sponsor youth scholarships to foster interest and develop future beekeepers.
Our next meeting is on Thursday September 22nd, 2016
Program: "Taster's Choice" Honey Tasting and Honey Judging contest.
To enter the "Tasters Choice" honey tasting contest, bring your honey in a small jar (such as a baby food or small pimiento jar) without a label. Everyone may taste and vote.
The Honey Judging will be done by a selected group of our members who will be using certain criteria: appearance of the bottle, inside and out; no honey under the lid; uniform fill (up to fill line); free of foreign matter (granulated crystals, bubbles, foam, wax, lint, other debris); flavor; and brightness (clear, sparkling, transparent).
Do You Have Your 2 lb. Queenline Glass Jar?
Honey for the judging contest needs to be in a two-pound queenline glass jar with a metal cap and must have your label on it. If you need a glass jar, you can get one from Jimmie Oakley at the Bost Farm, 4355 CR 110, Georgetown. (Contact Jimmie at (512) 507-3009 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements). This honey will be sent to the Texas State Fair Booth, and will be donated to the Happy Hills Children‘s Home in Granbury following the State Fair.
101: In conjunction with the honey tasting and judging this month, Laura Colburn will present on how bees make honey.
Please feel free to browse our website or just start by checking out the current edition of our on-line newsletter. When you have finished browsing our website, we hope you will be encouraged to visit us at one of our monthly meetings.