2019 ApiNZ National Honey Competition

The 2019 ApiNZ Honey Competition sponsored by Kiwi Labels.

 

If you’ve entered previous national honey competitions, you’ll notice refinements in the schedule of classes which we introduced last year (now classes A – K) plus some amendments to the rules and the entry fee.  As well as the three new classes introduced last year – Monofloral Manuka Honey, Honeydew Honey and Product Packaging we have added a Bee Club/Association or Hub Open Class entry.

 

We are endeavouring to raise the calibre of the competition awards to make them more elite and therefore more meaningful commercially.

 

Our judges are world-class and will use internationally recognised scales of points to judge your honeys.  Trophies, medals and certificates are awarded to winners, as well as a number of specially designed stickers indicating the gold, silver or bronze-winning status of the honey.  Winners can negotiate with Kiwi Labels to print further batches of these stickers or have them incorporated into their current label designs.

 

The Supreme winner- the highest scoring Exhibitor calculated by using the sum of the top three scores of an individual exhibitor in classes A-F, will receive their trophy at the Gala Dinner.  All winners will have their products displayed at the conference and published on the ApiNZ App.

 


2019 National Honey Competition Winners

100% Pure NZ Honey Ltd

Gold medals: Monofloral Mānuka Honey, Honeydew Honey

Silver medals: Naturally Granulated Honey Light, Naturally Granulated Honey Medium, Creamed Honey Light, Creamed Honey Medium

Bronze medals: Liquid Clear Honey Dark, Creamed Honey Dark

Auckland Beekeepers Club

Gold medal: Bee Club Association or Hub Open Class Entry

Bush Haven Farm

Bronze medals: Liquid Clear Honey Medium, Naturally Granulated Honey Light, Naturally Granulated Honey Dark

Glasson Apiaries

Bronze medal: Creamed Honey Light

Great Barrier Natural Honey

Bronze medal: Naturally Granulated Honey Medium

Hart’s Honey

Gold Medal: Naturally Granulated Honey Medium category

Jill Pauling

Silver medal:  Liquid Clear Honey Light

Kaimai Range Honey

Trophy:  Class B Naturally Granulated Honey

Gold medals: Naturally Granulated Dark, Creamed Honey Dark

Silver medals: Liquid Clear Honey Medium, Special Reserve Honey

Emma Krs

Gold medal: Product of the hive

Lyndy Wickham

Silver medal:  Liquid Clear Honey Dark

Marsh’s Honey

Gold medal: Honeycomb: Cut Comb

 Milburn Apiaries

Supreme Award

Trophy:  Class C Creamed Honey

Gold medals: Creamed Honey Light, Creamed Honey Medium

Silver medals: Creamed Honey Dark

Bronze medals: Liquid Clear Honey Light

Pouatu Mānuka

Bronze medal: Creamed Honey Medium

Springbank Honey

Bronze medal: Monofloral Mānuka Honey

Southern Alps Honey

Gold medals: Liquid Clear Honey Medium, Naturally Granulated Honey Light, Honey Beverages and honey-based food commercial

Silver medals:  Honeydew honey, Honey comb: cut comb, Naturally Granulated Honey Dark

Sweetree Honey

Bronze medal: Special Reserve Honey

Taylor Pass Honey

Trophy for Class A Liquid or Clear Honey

Gold medals: Liquid Clear Honey Light, Liquid Clear Honey Dark, Honeycomb: Frame, Wood Section (tie)

Bronze medal: Honeydew Honey

Te Akatea Apiaries

Gold medals: Special Reserve Honey, Honeycomb: Frame, Wood Section (tie)

Bronze medals: Honeycomb: cut comb

The True Honey Company

Gold medal: Product Packaging Open Category

Silver medal: Monofloral Mānuka Honey