Plan to Enter the 2018 Heartland Apicultural Society Honey Show


By: Charlotte Ekker Wiggins

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Plan to enter the 2018 Heartland Apicultural Society Honey Show, part of Heartland Apicultural Society’s annual conference being held July 11-13, 2018 at Washington University in St. Louis. Established in 2001 by several professional entomologists, the conference rotates through the Midwest offering beekeeping classes to make it easier for local beekeepers to attend sessions focused on the latest beekeeping methods and research.

“This is a prime opportunity to showcase your bees’ abilities to produce the purest honey and the best wax, in addition to a chance to showcase your artistic and creative sides by entering our cooking and/or art/craft classes,” said Tim Fredricks, chairman of the 2018 Heartland Apicultural Society honey show.

The Honey Show will showcase the best examples of honey, beeswax, cooking, and creativity. It includes 11 classes: 7 for honey, 1 for beeswax, 2 art/craft classes, and 1 for cooking.

Cost is $5 per entry, one entry per class. Entries must be hand delivered along with submission payments. Deadline to enter is 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Special awards will be presented for 1st Place entries. If the judges determine that none of the class entries warrants a 1st Place award, none will be presented. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place entries will receive ribbons.

The entrant with the most accumulated points across all classes will be selected as the “Grand Champion.” To qualify, the entrant must have entered at least five (5) classes).

All entries will be displayed at the conference starting around noon on Thursday July 12, 2018. Presentation of awards will be made during the Brews & Bees Event at Anheuser-Busch Brewery on Thursday night July 12, 2018.

All entries will be judged according to the official score sheet. After the show, completed score sheets will be available at the front desk.

After the entries are judged, they will be added to the raffle to benefit Heartland Apicultural Society and the promotion of the beekeeping industry.

The official rules and entry form can be found here. For further information, contact Tim Fredricks via e-mail at t.jacks.mo@gmail.com.

To register for the 2018 Heartland Apicultural Society’s July 11-13, 2018 conference at Washington University in St. Louis, visit www.heartlandbees.org. Early registration rates are effective until June 20, 2018.