Showing off 'Best of Show'
The winning entry in the Beeswax Division was too wide for the display case at the NJBA 2007 Annual Honey Show, so we had the judge, Dr. Dewey M. Caron, hold Jim Puvel's winning Class 16 Novelty Candles with the first place, best of division and "Best of Show" ribbons. Jim and Nancy Puvel sell their beeswax products through Mind Your Own Beeswax and Jim attributes many of the methods they use to produce their products to Susan Shimanuki, wife of retired USDA bee researcher, Dr. Hachiro Shimanuki. The winning entry was an extremely realistically rendered set of four pine cones on a small woven basket covered with a pine needle garland.
by Janet A. Katz)