The National Honey Show starts today

The second phase of The GEF SGP UNDP Knowledge Fair 2020/2021 organised by the GEF Small Grants Programme UNDP and coordinated by the Caribbean Youth Environment Network- Saint Lucia (CYEN) is being held from February 15th to 17th, 2021.

Jennifer Holmes

In addition to the UWI Open Campus Saint Lucia Country Conference 2021, another major event being held under The GEF SGP UNDP Knowledge Fair is the island’s first National Honey Show Training Workshop taking place on February 15th and 16th. The workshop is a precursor to the first National Honey Show scheduled to take place in December of this year.

A honey show consists of a range of different categories or classes, with a challenge for all levels, from the novice to the expert. There are classes for beekeepers to show their skills at honey presentation in all its forms, e.g., in wax presentation, honey cookery, crafts, gadgets, art and photography. In fact, there are classes for almost any activity related to bees and the hive products.

Leading Expert and Certified Honey Judge, Ms. Jennifer Holmes has been contracted to deliver the training workshop to prepare entrants for the National Honey Show. Ms. Holmes who with her family run the award-winning Hani Honey Company, in Stuart Florida is a UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper, UF/IFAS Senior Honey Judge, current President of Florida State Beekeepers Association, and Chair of Slow Food Treasure Coast.