McDowell County, NC 28752, USA

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Sponsored by Sweet Betsy Farm, Marion, NC

Honey from McDowell County has won many local, state & regional awards for it's superior taste and quality.  

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McDowell County Honey Awards 

2011  September  McDowell Honeybees Best Tasting Honey Contest  Marion, NC

      1st Place    Bill Hendley (Hendley Honey) (Sourwood honey)

     2nd Place  William & Barb Higgins (Sourwood honey)

     3rd Place  Ray & Mickie Revis (Southern Buzz-N-Honey) (Sourwood honey)

2010  August  Eastern Apiary Society Annual Conference Honey Contest  Boone, NC.

      2nd Place  Karen Speer (Sweet Betsy Farm)  (Extracted Amber honey)

     2nd Place  Karen Speer (Sweet Betsy Farm)  (Extracted Light Amber honey)

     2nd  Place  Karen Speer (Sweet Betsy Farm)  (Extracted dark honey)

2012  September  McDowell Honeybees Best Tasting Honey Contest  Marion, NC

     1st Place  Wayne Holland (Sourwood honey)

2013  September  McDowell Honeybees Best Tasting Honey Contest  Marion, NC

      1st Place    Adam & Brooke Wright (A&Bee) (Sourwood honey)

     2nd Place  Joel & Charlene Lambert (Sourwood honey)

     3rd Place  Jill Sidebottom (Sourwood honey)

2014  September  McDowell Honeybees Best Tasting Honey Contest  Marion, NC

     1st Place  Don Miller (Sourwood honey)

2015  September  McDowell Honeybees Best Tasting Honey Contest  Marion, NC

      1st Place    Stoney Finley (Sugar Chicks Honey Farm) (Sourwood honey)

     2nd Place  Jim & Deb Austin (Magic Creek Honey Farm) (Sourwood honey)

     3rd Place  Ed & Karen Speer (Sweet Betsy Farm) (Sourwood honey)

2016  June  McDowell Honeybees Best Tasting Honey Contest  Marion, NC

     1st Place    Ryan & Sarah Jacobs (Jacob's Hollow Honey) (Spring honey)

     2nd Place  Ed & Karen Speer (Sweet Betsy Farm) (Spring honey)

     3rd Vanda Brock  (Spring honey)

2016  September  McDowell Honeybees Best Tasting Honey Contest  Marion, NC

     1st Place    Bill Hendley (Hendley Honey) (Sourwood honey)

     2nd Place  Tonya Kiser  (Sourwood honey)

     3rd Place  Dan & Susan Wilson (Little Swiss Hives) (Sourwood honey)

2010  November  NC Mountain State Fair Honey Contest  Asheville, NC.

      Best in Show  Karen Speer (Sweet Betsy Farm)  Light Amber honey)

     1st Place  Karen Speer (Sweet Betsy Farm)  (Light Amber honey)

     1st Place  Karen Speer (Sweet Betsy Farm)  (Amber honey)

     1st  Place  Karen Speer (Sweet Betsy Farm)  (Chunk honey)

2012  November  NC Mountain State Fair Honey Contest  Asheville, NC

      Best in Show  Cameron Johnson (Hwy 226 Bee Supply) (Light Amber honey)

     1st Place    Cameron Johnson (Hwy 226 Bee Supply) (Light Amber honey)

2011  November  NC Mountain State Fair Honey Contest  Asheville, NC.

      Best in Show  Karen Speer (Sweet Betsy Farm)  (Amber honey)

     1st Place  Karen Speer (Sweet Betsy Farm)  (Amber honey)

     1st Place  Wayne Holland  (Light Amber honey)

     3rd  Place  Karen Speer (Sweet Betsy Farm)  (Light Amber honey)

2015  January   Center for Honeybee Research International Black Jar Honey Contest  Asheville, NC

     1st Place  Sharry  Mikell (Mikell's Farm Honey) (Sourwood Honey Category)

2017  January   Center for Honeybee Research 6th International Black Jar Honey Contest  Asheville, NC

     1st Place  Sharry  Mikell (Mikell's Farm Honey) (Sourwood Honey Category)