Outer Banks BeeKeepers’ Guild announces winners of annual honey contest

Published 7:28 am Monday, December 27, 2021

The Outer Banks BeeKeepers’ Guild has announced the winners of its Fifth Annual Honey Contest held earlier this month. Guest judges were Rick Coor, first vice-president of the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association, and local honey connoisseur Deb Lawson.

With samplings of 13 Outer Banks honeys from Guild members’ hives, the judges and attendees enjoyed a great variety of unique tastes. The qualities of the individual honeys – such as density, clarity and flavor – were compared, votes were tallied and the winners were:

Judge’s Choice – Glenda Grandy

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People’s Choice – tie: Harvey Murray and Gary McDonald

People’s Choice Second Place – three-way tie:  Julie and Chris Moye; Daniel, Pat and Dan Hardy; and Markus and Tamara Heyder.

The Outer Banks BeeKeepers’ Guild welcomes anyone who would like to know more about honey bees and beekeeping (or where to purchase local honey) to visit outerbanksbeekeepers.com for more information or contact OBBG president Dalton Hyde at 919-260-3265.