Person County Beekeepers Association members were awarded ten ribbons out of eleven entries in the bees and honey category at the N.C. State Fair. More than half were for first place.
While club members entered everything from an observation hive of bees to fifty pounds of honey, the most involved entry was the display booth for which they were awarded second place. The booth theme for this year was Honoring the History and Heritage of Beekeeping. Person County has a rich tradition of beekeeping and we wanted to honor that. Below are some photos from the booth.
Special thanks to Calvin Boyd and Tim and Debra Gentry for sharing their beekeeping stories as part of our honoring the heritage of beekeeping. Thanks to all who helped make this year’s booth a success and in particular those that helped with setting up and taking down the booth, Mary and Gary Deitz, Todd Walker, Inge Kautzmann, Donna Steen, Michele Warren, Lewis Cauble and Geneva Green.
Here’s a list of some of the other PCBA State Fair award winners.
1st Place: Observation hive with bees, Todd Walker
1st Place: Chunk honey, John Harrell
1st Place: Gift basket with bee products, club entry
1st Place: Pollinator plant display, club entry
1st Place: Black and white photography of bees, Todd Walker
1st Place: Color photography of bees, Todd Walker
2nd Place: Display of 50 pounds of honey, Randall Austin
3rd Place: Pure beeswax product, Todd Walker
Carol Carter also received several ribbons in the cooking with honey category.