Canadian National Exibition

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  1. Marbees

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    On Saturday, together with my better half went to CNE in Toronto.
    Weather was perfect, enjoyed good sausages, roasted corn and real creamy ice cream.:smile:
    Some of pictures we took:
    Observation.jpg WAX.jpg Alpaca.jpg Calf.jpg Sand.jpg Sheep.jpg
     
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    How was the entries in the honey division? Did you enter honey in the fair yourself? It is in a nice well lit buildings unlike our fair in buildings one that's close to 100 years old. nice photos thanks for sharing.
     

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    Unfortunately, there was only one beekeeping boot, Szabo family from Guelph.
    I was crazy busy this summer with my regular job, so didn't enter any honey competion.:sad:
    Hope to change it in the future.
     
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    There are commercial enters with some beekeepers selling honey and hive products but there is also the honey division at the fair where you can enter your 6 jars of white or golden honey. beeswax, pollen, frames of honey, cut comb, comb honey sections, granulated honey, observation hives. As well in the local fair here we also have cooking with honey, ((loafs, muffins, cookies), jams and marmalade made with honey and canning with honey. How well was this part supported with entries and was there much of a display by the beekeepers with people to answer the questions from the public?
     
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    I heard Iddee was at the ribbon cutting on that one! :lol:

    Old barn buildings have a character about them. For a place that's as small as Armstrong, it's one heck of an ex!
     
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    Couldn't say which picture is the best---they're all great!
    Thanks for thinking of us and letting us share with you.:grin:
     
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    Nice looking fair! Ours is coming up in the next couple weeks and will try to get some pics of the booth.

    Good looking Charolais cattle in the pics. What is that critter in pic #3?
     
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    An alpaca. Hold your pointer over the expanded pictures and the titles appear after a few seconds.
     
  9. Marbees

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    This is summer exhibition, mostly games, plays, rides and slides. Ice skating too. Also some dog and horse shows.
    All of it with lots of food, drinks and music. IMO designed to attract tourists. ~1.5 million of people attended The X.
    The real agricultural fair is in November, that's when farmers and beekeepers compete for prizes and reputation.
    That is something you want to see.:grin:
     
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    Have heard it is huge from past honey judges who have judged the show. taking over a day to judge the liquid honey alone. In order to win you have to select your jars for flaws, no finger prints, no honey on bottom of lids. resort to crushing the combs so there is no air in the honey.
    Our fall fair ended on Sunday. it was a good turnout and lots of people are interested in beekeeping and the state of the bees.