Lewis County Beekeepers' Association holds an exhibit in the Floral Building at the Fair each summer, featuring:
An Observation Hive
Educational Displays with Volunteers to Answer Bee Questions
2 Honey Contests:
For information about the formal Fair Honey Contest, click here;
For information about LCBA's "People's Choice Tasting Contest," click here.
Above, winning entries in the official Fair honey judging contest, 2015; below, the People's Choice Tasting:
Above, member Steve Howard with his 2015 Best in Show Honey; below, Dan Maughan's 2014 Best-in-Show Honey:
Below, a refractometer is used to sample the moisture content of honey. Honey must be at or below 18.6% moisture to be true honey.
Above, Michaela, our Queen Bee, & friend watch bees in the Observation Hive; below, LCBA volunteer Mel Grigorich answers a family's questions about bees:
Above, display of a wild honey bee nest (right) and paper wasp nest (left): courtesy of Kevin & Jeanne Reichert & Grant Inmon; below, LCBA Vice President Kevin Reichert wins the 2015 People's Choice Honey Tasting for the 2nd consecutive year:
New in 2016 ~ Bee the Face of the Bee in this photo display board loaned by Tim Weible:
Below, volunteer Bob Lloyd demonstrates bee suit & hive parts:
Above, Community Outreach Coordinator Dan Maughan answering questions about hive parts at the 2014 Fair.