PLAIN CITY, Ohio — As a connoisseur of honey, Jim Thompson knew as soon as the spoon hit his taste buds that he had a winner. Flavored with cinnamon, the granulated honey was simply “ beautiful,” Thompson said as he gave it a score of 96 out of 100.
“I do not take it lightly,” said Thompson, who has been judging honey for 40 years. “I wrote the book on it.”
As he sampled his way through 26 entries yesterday at the Ohio State Beekeepers Association’s annual fall conference, about 300 beekeepers gathered to catch the latest buzz on honeybees.