Calgary & District Beekeepers Association 2020 Potluck and Honey Competition

  •  January 26, 2020
     4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Calgary & District Beekeepers Association invites you to the annual Potluck and Honey Competition

  • Sunday January 26, 2020
  • Doors open 4:30 p.m.
  • Competition cutoff 5:00 p.m.
  • Potluck supper 5:30 p.m.
  • 12 ribbons to be won and door prizes

Hello fellow beekeepers. The annual winter potluck supper will again be held the last Sunday in January. The venue is again at the Westgate Community Hall which is located south of Bow Trail with access off of 45th Street, located in the SW. The address: 4943 8 Ave SW

For the potluck, could you please register, and indicate what you would like to share at the link below?

Suggestion for the potluck: cole slaw, green salad, bean salad, jellied salad, deep brown beans, potato salad, macaroni salad, lasagna, deviled eggs, pork ribs, beef ribs, vegetable tray, cheese tray, fresh homemade bread or buns, pickles,

I will bring glazed ham & boursin scalloped potatoes. Last year, there was no trace of either left on the dishes!

Westgate has a large kitchen stocked with a dishwasher, gas stove, plates and cutlery, which we will use.

Here is a link to the established rules for the Honey Competition: [link to follow shortly]. There will be the traditional three categories, Light, Dark, & Creamed

As inaugurated last year, the Honey Competition will have the added event competing for the “Best Label and Packaging” ribbon. The winning entry will be determined by those attending. Everyone will have two votes. Bring your package with a label (hopefully it is not a drum of honey!) that will be available for all to examine and vote on. The winning label will have the most visual interest and I expect “wow” impact.

Another feature started last year will be an open tasting of your honey. Could every family bring a container of your identified honey that I, you, and others may taste and comment on? I will ensure that we have lots of fresh spoons to avoid contamination.

Westgate will have an ice surface. There will be ice for the kids to skate on and a heated area to change from boots to skates and back.

And finally, we have door prizes. I have approached suppliers who will have a little something for us. I wonder if there is something you could bring for door prizes? Last year, members brought their raised and processed flour, painted cards, truck thingy, beets, pottery. Could you bring something to add to the door prize booty? A jar of your honey? Your pickles?

We will have a liquor licence that will allow us to legally drink beer and wine. I will buy canned brand name domestic beer, boxed wine, juice and pop. We will have a 50/50 lottery that will fund the bar. Last year the 50/50 winner took home $103.

I hope to see all of you at the Potluck.& Honey Competition on Sunday 26th January 2020

Mark Soehner
Potluck Chair / Host


4943 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T3C 3V4