Invitation to members: Washington State Fair Honey Show & Competition

All are invited to enter exhibits for the Washington State Fair Honey Show & Competition in Puyallup, WA.
Attached you will find the Honey Show Premium List showing you all the details and rules of the show.
Also attached is a flyer you can print and share with all beekeepers.
Our honey show is statewide.    If you have a honey item you want to enter, please bring it to the fair on August 30 or August 31.   Please remember to register online before you bring you exhibits into the fair.   There is no charge for entering exhibits.
For all those who would like to send in their exhibits, please register online and you can send the exhibits to me at the address below (please include all contact information).    Ribbons can be picked up at the fair during the fair.   If you are out of the area, I will send you your ribbons.   Checks for winners will be mailed out by the fair.   Please only send perishable items (honey, wax, pollen, etc.)--no baked goods or items that can not withstand mailing.   All items sent in through the mail will not be returned unless you pick them up at the fair on Sept 25th or Sept 26th or you make prior arrangements.
Judging will take place on Sept 1st.    The fair opens on Sept 2nd and runs through to Sept 25th(closed on Tuesdays).    Ribbons:   Best of Show (Open & Novice), 5 Best of Categories (see premium list for details).
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or Bob Bennett, the Honey Show Coordinator (pse@oz.net).
Thank you
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Louis Matej
Superintendent, Ag/Hort
Washington State Fair
445 S. 96th St.
Tacoma, WA  98444
PDF: WSF16_Honey_Flier

Honey Bee Project at the Governor’s Mansion

Two hives were placed on the front lawn of the Governor's Executive Residence at the Washington State Capitol and honey bees installed on April 20, 2016.

The project, a collaboration between the Olympia Beekeepers Association and the Washington Department of Enterprise Services will help raise public awareness about the decline of bee populations, our dependence on them to pollinate much of the food we eat and their importance to Washington's agricultural economy. The honey bees will also be boosting the pollination of plants at the mansion on on the Capitol Campus.

 

Links to recent articles on the project in the news:

http://www.theolympian.com/news/politics-government/article73484692.html

http://www.king5.com/news/local/governors-mansion-gets-30000-honey-bees/145674691

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/article73484907.html

http://q13fox.com/2016/04/20/bees-installed-on-capitol-campus-in-olympia/

http://www.capitalpress.com/Washington/20160421/washington-capitol-buzzing-with-ags-littlest-lobbyists

http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article72268317.html

http://www.thurstontalk.com/2016/04/21/honeybees-capitol-washington/

http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Bee-hives-installed-on-lawn-of-Washington-7249071.php#photo-9803250

Honey Bees Coming to the Washington State Governors Mansion!

Installation of stand and hive boxes was completed today by the OBA's Capitol Bee Team. The new buzzing residents at the Governor's Mansion will officially arrive on April 20th. The OBA is thrilled to be collaborating with Governor and Mrs. Inslee and the Department of Enterprise Services at the Capitol on this project.

OBA Members and Trudi Inslee, Wasingtons First Lady
(In the picture below, left to right, Brent Chapman, DES; Jeff Coleman, Duane McBride, Mark Emrich, First Lady Trudi Inslee, Laurie Pyne)

Hive of the Year – 2015

It’s harvest season, and it’s time to update your records, spiff up your hives, and prepare for the First Annual Hive of the Year Contest!

Win Big! Prizes for Oldest Hive - Most Productive Hive - Prettiest Hive

Entries must be submitted by October Bee Club meeting.

Winners announced and prizes given at November meeting.