2018 Honey Contest Winners

The 2018 Honey Harvest Festival is in the books, and it. Was. Awesome. We had a record turnout for the event, and we are extremely grateful to everyone that came out this weekend to share in the honey love.

Thank you to the vendors that spent the weekend with us, bringing great products and tasty offerings. We learned so much from our speakers that joined us this year! The apprentices…you guys rock! We couldn’t have done it without you.

 Some of the samples on display for voting throughout the weekend.

Some of the samples on display for voting throughout the weekend.

But this post is about honey. We had 26 entries in the honey contest this year. 26! That’s, by far, that most we’ve ever had. Folks visiting the festival voted on their favorite, and we’ve tallied the results.

Without further delay, here are the results!

Saturday’s Winner
Walt Kershensky #23

Sunday’s Winner
Dave Hoekstra #3

Overall Winner - Most Total Votes
Joe Cutolo #20

 First prize goes to Joe Cutolo! Saturday and Sunday winners get prizes, too…they’ll be ready soon.

First prize goes to Joe Cutolo! Saturday and Sunday winners get prizes, too…they’ll be ready soon.

Hey Beekeepers!

Wondering which honey was yours? Here’s the official list.

1 James Poss
2 Tony Turton
3 David Hoekstra
4 Kelly Hopcia
5 Brian and Don Biggie
6 Scott Van Wyk
7 Kristy Schmitt
8 Carol Ann Harlos
9 Jason Crandall
10 Donna Chesnut
11 Justin Driggs
12 Gretchen Laskowski
13 Eleanor Murcko
14 Keith Marx
15 Kim and Ann Margaret Beekeeper
16 Mary Brenzel
17 Christine Johnson
18 David Putney
19 James Papke
20 Joseph Cutolo
21 Daniel Wincenciak
22 Mark & Donna Powers
23 Walt Kershensky
25 Karin Dusza
26 Wayne Bonnett

Only 2 beekeepers (those in bold) identified their own honey in the contest! I have

Congratulations to everyone who entered! We have lots of ideas in store for next year’s honey contest.