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National Honey Board Press Release

For Immediate Release November 28, 2006 | For more information, contact Jami Yanoski

National Honey Board Competition Sets Culinary Institute of Charleston Abuzz

Student Chefs Win Big With Holiday-Inspired Creations

CIC Student Competition WinnersFirestone, CO — Culinary Institute of Charleston (CIC) students combined honey and holiday memories to create winning recipes in the latest National Honey Board (NHB) culinary student competition. CIC Culinary Department Head Michael Carmel organized the Honey Board-sponsored competition, which was offered prizes for outstanding dishes in three categories: appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Judges recruited from the Charleston restaurant and culinary community—Tristan Executive Chef Ciaran Duffy, Cypress Pastry Chef M. Kelly Wilson, and Culinary Institute Program Specialist Marion Sullivan—evaluated and scored the entries. National Honey Board Marketing Manager Jami Yanoski presented the awards.

Jackie Bradley, a Charleston area native, captured the Grand Prize (greatest number of points overall) of $1,000.00, along with a $1,000.00 prize for Best Dessert. A third-year Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management student, Ms. Bradley garnered the highest score for her Honey-Buttermilk Fried Chicken, which she accompanied with savory Lowcountry collards and fresh sweet potatoes. A Honey Soufflé with Summer Fruits made her number one in the Dessert Category.

Second-year Culinary Arts student Chancel C. Nuque, inspired by a street snack common to his Filipino culture, created Honey-Lemon Plantain Consommé with a Milk Ice and Tapioca Pearls to win the Appetizer Category and $1,000.00 prize.

First semester Culinary Arts student Lee Evans took home first place and $1,000.00 in the Entrée Category. He paired his home-style dish of Honey-Orange Glazed Pork Loin with an old-fashioned Sage Dressing adapted from a recipe made by his mother at holidays.

Troy Bradshaw, another first semester Culinary Arts student, received $500.00 and an Honorable Mention for his Honey Camembert Gemelli, a decadently creamy side dish that he served with a Fried Honey-Glazed Turkey Leg.

For more information about honey culinary competitions and Honey Board culinary education programs, contact Jami Yanoski at jami@nhb.org,
303/776-2337.

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National Honey Board Industry Press Release

For Immediate Release October 16, 2006 | For more information, contact Lisa Jager

NHB Nominations Committee Seeks New Members

Longmont, Colo. – The National Honey Board Nominations Committee (NHNC) is seeking new members from the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Washington. The following states have a member who may serve one more term, but will need to submit two choices to the Secretary of Agriculture: Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

The National Honey Nominations Committee consists of one member from each state. Committee members are individuals involved in the honey industry. Each state association submits the names of two potential NHNC members to the Department of Agriculture. The Secretary of Agriculture then appoints one of the candidates to be that state’s Nominations Committee representative.

NHNC nominates the members and alternates of the National Honey Board (NHB) and submits the nominations to the Secretary of Agriculture for approval. The Secretary makes the final NHB board member selections. NHNC members attend one meeting per year, coinciding with the NHB’s annual fall meeting. NHB covers the expenses of NHNC members.

NHB strongly encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to seek nominations to NHB and NHNC, and to participate in Board and Committee activities.

Individuals interested in serving on NHNC should speak to their state association president.

NHB conducts research, advertising and promotion programs to help maintain and expand domestic and foreign markets for honey. These programs are funded by an assessment of one cent per pound on domestic and imported honey.

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National Honey Board Industry Press Release

For Immediate Release October 16, 2006 | For more information, contact Lisa Jager

Honey Industry Members Nominated to Serve on NHB

Longmont, Colo. – The National Honey Board Nominations Committee nominated members and alternates to the National Honey Board at its meeting in Houston, Texas, September 30. The nominees, who must be approved by the Secretary of Agriculture, will replace current board members whose terms expire in 2007.

Nominees were:

Region 1 Producer

Region 2 Producer

Region 3 Producer

Handler 2

Officers elected were:

NHB conducts research, advertising and promotion programs to help maintain and expand domestic and foreign markets for honey. These programs are funded by an assessment of one cent per pound on domestic and imported honey.

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National Honey Board Press Release

For Immediate Release October 16, 2006 | For more information, contact Charlotte Jordan

National Honey Board Issues Request for Production Research Proposals Studying Colony Health

Longmont, Colorado — The National Honey Board (NHB) announces a request for research proposals regarding honey bee colony production. The goal of this research area is to help honey producers maintain colony health, while preserving honey quality.

Controlling such pests as the Varroa destructor, Acarapis woodi and the small hive beetle is the primary objective of this research area; however, other projects will be considered, including research outside the United States. NHB also will consider proposals that research new methods, as well as combinations of existing methods to increase efficacy rates.

Approximately $90,000 has been earmarked for this study. However, the amount of funds available will depend on the number and merit of proposals accepted. Project funds will be available in 2007 and may be carried into early 2008 if necessary. The duration of the project should generally not exceed 12 months.

In 2004, NHB began exploring research opportunities to help beekeepers maintain colony health, without adversely affecting the production of quality honey. During the past few years NHB has funded twelve such projects.

Research proposals should be sent to NHB on or before Dec. 31, 2006. For more information, visit http://www.honey.com/media/currentnews.asp, or contact Charlotte Jordan, project manager at (800) 553-7162.

NHB conducts research, advertising and promotion programs to help maintain and expand domestic and foreign markets for honey. These programs are funded by an assessment of one cent per pound on domestic and imported honey.

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Download the Colony Health Research Proposal Details and Form

 

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