Join us for a SWEET EVENING TO HELP HONEYBEES on Wed Sept 16th at Spoon, 6-8 pm . It's a black jar honey contest to select the BEST TASTING HONEY from Mitchell, Avery and Yancey Counties.

The night is a fundraiser to fund the planting of pollinator trees and to provide hives to new beekeepers. Please share this post.

How does a black jar contest work? The judges (you!) sample local honeys. Jars are identical and fully covered so that no one knows the source or even the color of the honey. It will be a tough decision! But you'll cast your vote for the honey that wows you the most.

At the end of the evening the votes are counted. The winning beekeeper will receive a prize as well as bragging rights for 2015. The winning honey will go on to represent our region in the International Black Jar contest held in Asheville in October.

Attendance is free. To participate as a judge a donation of $10 is requested (more if you can, less if you can't). There will also be items available for silent auction and other honey bee delights for you.

Please make plans to join us on Wednesday, Sept 16 from 6-8pm. Drop by anytime, just give yourself enough time to cast your vote!

Hosted by Leigh Knott, Deb Palmer and Susan Spruill. Chef Nathan Allen has gifted us with a lovely place to gather.

Artisanal cocktails and more will be available from the Spoon menu. Spoon Spruce Pine - 118 Oak (Upper) St.

Questions? Or want to enter you honey in the contest? Message Toe Cane Beekeepers Assoc - Yancey & Mitchell Co, NC or contact Leigh Knott at, 828-678-0329.


  • Occurred Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm



118 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777