No.3 Comb Honey for Show

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A NATIONAL HONEY SHOW (NHS) PUBLICATION No.3
BEESWAX CANDLES FOR SHOW
Margaret Davies – revised and updated.

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There are several publications available on the production of comb honey, so this text is concerned purely with the showing and judging of both cut comb and section honey. When exhibiting comb honey, as with any other type of honey, read the show schedule and the rules carefully, as not all events have the same criteria, ie, weight requirements for cut comb and containers for sections. The general requirements for both sections and cut comb are the same. All comb honey must be produced on new, thin, unwired foundation and when finished must be fully capped on both sides, free from cells containing pollen and with no signs of braula (bee louse) or wax moth damage. All comb honey should be produced during a good nectar flow to ensure quick and even drawing, filling and capping of the comb, which should be removed from the hive as soon as it is ready to minimize the risk of ‘travel staining’. On removal from the hive, comb honey should be sealed in an air tight container and placed in the freezer for at least 24 hours. This will prevent any

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