The Outer Banks BeeKeepers Guild announced the winners of their fifth annual honey contest held earlier this month. Guest judges were Rick Coor, senior vice president of the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association, and Deb Lawson, local honey expert.
With samples of 13 Outer Banks honeys from the hives of Guild members, judges and participants enjoyed a wide variety of unique tastes. The qualities of the individual honeys – such as density, clarity and flavor – were compared, the votes were tallied and the winners were:
Judge’s Choice – Glenda Grandy
People’s Choice – Tie: Harvey Murray and Gary McDonald
Second place in the People’s Choice – tied at three: Julie and Chris Moye; Daniel, Pat and Dan Hardy; and Markus and Tamara Heyder.
The Outer Banks BeeKeepers’ Guild welcomes anyone interested in learning more about honey bees and beekeeping (or where to buy local honey) to visit outbanksbeekeepers.com for more information or contact OBBG President Dalton Hyde at 919-260-3265.
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