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There is one really comprehensive book which is available on exhibiting and judging bee produce and that is Producing, Preparing and Judging Bee Produce by the late William Herrod-Hempsall. Only a small proportion of those who keep bees exhibit the produce of their hives at the relatively small number of honey shows that take place up and down the country. More might do so if they were aware of what the judge looks for in his examination of the various exhibits on the show bench. Two types of exhibit are considered below – bottled honey, liquid extracted and crystallised or granulated. Heather honey will also be commented upon. The classes covered by extracted honey are light, medium and dark in the liquid form and natural crystallised and soft set in the crystallised or granulated form.
LIQUID HONEY CLASSES
When the judge commences judging he or she will pick out the lightest liquid honey class on his or her list, ie, if there is a light, a medium and a dark class.