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The 9th Annual International Black Jar Honey Tasting Contest to benefit the Center for Honeybee Research
Thursday June 11 from 5:30-8:30pm,Renaissance Hotel, 31 Woodfin St, Asheville. They have their own beehives up on their roof!


Q: When and where does the contest take place?

A: The Black Jar contest will take place on June 11, 2020, at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel.

Q: What airports can I fly into if I would like to attend The Black Jar?

A: There are several airports in our region. The three we suggest are: Asheville Regional (15.7 miles to Renaissance AVL Hotel), Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (78.4 miles to Renaissance AVL Hotel), and Charlotte Douglas International Airport (119 miles to Renaissance AVL Hotel).

Q: Does my entry have to be from this season’s harvest?

A: No. It can be from any year or season.

Q: Can I still enter if my bees live outside the Southern Appalachian region?

A: Yes. The Black Jar is an international contest.

Q: Can I enter more than once?

A: Yes. Many beekeepers produce seasonal varietals that differ in taste and choose to enter more than one variety. Each variety requires a separate entry/fee.