Next Meeting — Thursday, May 7th!
Hello, GABC Members and Friends! Our next meeting is this Thursday, May 7th. Tomas Bustamante, a graduate student in Dr. Jamie Ellis’s lab, will speak about his favorite subject, honey bee morphometrics. His talk will feature microscopic images of honey bees.
At the June meeting, the Gainesville Area Bee Club will hold a judged Honey Show (contest) for members. To make it simple for the membership (and for the judges), there will be only 3 classes: a black jar class, a novice class, and an extracted honey class. Here are the specifics:
Black jar. One container (minimum, 8 ounces by weight) of extracted honey for tasting only. A black bag will be provided. Honey will be judged on taste (and smell, which is a big part of taste) only.
Novice. One 1-lb. jar of extracted honey (any color). For entrants who have never won first prize at any honey show. Honey must be shown in clear glass, 1-lb. queenline or gamber jar, with a screw top of twist-off lid. No tamper-proof seals. Honey will be judged primarily on presentation.
Extracted honey. Three 1-lb. jars of extracted honey (any color). Extracted honey must be shown in clear glass, 1-lb. queenline or gamber jars, with screw tops or twist-off lids, all being identical. No tamper-proof seals. Honey will be judged primarily on presentation.
Welsh Honey Judges Cecilia Young and Will Boggs will judge the Show!