Bee Culture

 

Superintendent: Charlie Simonds

Phone: 402-782-2349

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Online Registration: Begins June 1 and ends Thursday, August 3, 2017

Check-In: Monday, August 7, 1:30pm-7:00pm, Lincoln Room

Judging: Tuesday, August 8, (Closed to Public)

Show Times Open to Public: Wednesday, August 9th – Saturday, August 12th, 10:00am-10:00pm

 

General Show Rules

 

How To Sign Up: 

 

Step One: Read the rules and regulations. 

 


 

Rules and Regulations

 

Rules and Regulations

Premiums:

1st place: $5.00
2nd place: $4.00
3rd place: $3.00
4th place: $2.00 (only in Youth)
Ribbons will be awarded for the first four places.
$150.00 added premium money donated by the Nebraska Beekeepers Association

PREMIUM PAYOUTS
will only be paid during the release times at the Premium Payout Station. No payouts will be paid at any other time. If you do not collect your premiums during these times, you will forfeit your winnings! Release Times: Sunday, August 13th, 9:00am-NOON. Entries will only be released to the exhibitor or his/her authorized agent.

Judge(s):

Show Rules: 
Only one entry will be allowed per exhibitor, in any one class. All entries in this department must have been produced in Nebraska by the exhibitor or his/her authorized agent. Entries shall bear no labels or markings. Judges will use score cards in judging. Points will be deducted for entries less than the specified amounts. Please pack exhibits for shipping with care so glass jars will not be broken or damaged during transit. Please note that a separate Youth Division is available for entrants who are 18 or under as of January 1, 2017. While only Youth can enter the Youth Division, the Open Class Division is open to all ages, including Youth.

ENTRY INFORMATION

The most efficient way to enter is online. Online entry information will be available at www.SuperFair.org beginning June 1. Online entries will begin June 1 and end August 3. Mail-in or in person entries are also accepted.

 

JUDGING STANDARDS FOR APIARY PRODUCTS

 

EXTRACTED HONEY POINTS

Judging Standard Points
Appearance & Uniformity of Containers 5
Uniformity & Accurate Volume of Honey 5
Freedom from Crystals 10
Freedom from Impurities, including froth 20
Uniform honey in all containers of the entry 5
Color 10
Brightness 10
Flavor & Aroma 15
Density, no additional points below 16% moisture 20
Total Points 100

 

CREAMED HONEY

Judging Standard  Points
Appearance & Uniformity of Containers 5
Uniformity & Accurate Volume of Honey 5
Firmness of Set (Not runny, but spreadable) 20
Texture of Granulation (Smooth & Fine) 20
Absense of Impurities, including froth 15
Uniform honey in all containers of the entry 10
Color 10
Flavor & Aroma (Undamaged by heat, smoke, etc.) 15
Total Points 100

CUT COMB HONEY IN PLASTIC BOXES

Judging Standard Points
Accuracy & Neatness of Cut Edges of Comb 20
Uniform Depth & Filling of Honey Cells 20
Complete, Uniform, & Clean Cappings 20
Quality, Quantity, & Uniformity of Honey 20
Freedom from Leakage & General Apearance of Pack 20
Total Points 100

BEEKEEPING PHOTOGRAPH, DRAWING, POSTER or PAINTING

Judging Standards Points
Originality  25
Technical Merit 25
Educational Merit 25
Framed Display 25
Total Points 100

 

BEESWAX CANDLES

Judging Standards Points
Color between Straw & Canary Yellow 25
Cleanliness (Free from honey and impurities) 25
Freedom from Cracking, Shrinking, & Marks 25
Neatness of Workmanship 25
Total Points 100


SCULPTURED OR MOLDED BEESWAX

Judging Standards

Points

Color between Straw & Canary Yellow 

25

(some parts may contain darker wax to bring out certain necessary points on the item)

 
Cleanliness (Free from Surface Dirt, Honey, and other impurities) 25
Novelty of Mold or Sculpture 25
Neatness of Workmanship 25
Total Points 100

 


 

Step Two:

View Class List 

 

Step Three:

Enter Classes