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The Black Jar International Honey Tasting Contest

June 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$45

Each year hundreds of beekeepers from all over the world enter their honey with hopes of winning the title of the world’s best tasting honey. Although the official contest is held in June, contestants are asked to enter their honey by Dec. 31 in order for judging to begin. Because so many entries are received, different preliminary judging dates are held, with each winner moving up until 30 finalists are chosen to compete at The Black Jar. In other honey contests, “perfection” is key to judging. Honey is judged on moisture content, clarity, foam and particles, with points being deducted for each defect found. The Black Jar is set up to rely solely on the taste of each entry. The honey that makes it to the finals is covered in black fabric so the judges cannot see the visual characteristics or what’s in the honey. Not only is the Renaissance Hotel home to two hives, the hotel also hosts The Black Jar International Honey Tasting Contest. Located in downtown Asheville, The Black Jar is a ticketed cocktail event with live music, public honey tastings and a silent auction to raise money for the continuation of research titled Project Genesis.

Details

Date:
June 11, 2020
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
$45
Event Category:
Website:
https://centerforhoneybeeresearch.org

Organizer

Center For Honeybee Research
Phone:
8286588803
Email:
erubyc@aol.com
Website:
https://centerforhoneybeeresearch.org/blackjar-event/

Venue

Renaissance Asheville Hotel
31 Woodfin Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Phone:
(828) 252-8211
Website:
http://www.renaissanceasheville.com/