All adults and 4-Hers are eligible to enter items in the Beekeeping Show at Bedford County Fair, going on through Saturday at the Ag Center on Midland Road.
Entry, pick-up and display times are the same for the fair exhibition entries, except that live bees are displayed Monday and Tuesday and need to be picked up by 9 p.m., Tuesday.
One champion ribbon will be awarded to one entry in classes 1-9.
In this bee competition classes range from “extracted honey” to “cooked items with honey.” Honey has to be at least 51% of the sweetener content and a recipe must be with the entry.
Those in the “extracted honey” category are going to be judged greatly on attractiveness and cleanliness. Class 6 is all about bees and judges will be looking for appearance and rate of worker cells.
All classes are judged on a total of 100 possible points.
The competition even includes a beeswax product class.
Live honey bees can be exhibited on one comb in an observation hive that is “bee proof” with see through sides and one which contains of course a queen bee, worker bees and drone bees.