2017 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest

Did you know that honey bees maintain a temperature of 92-93F in their hive regardless of the outside temperature? Sounds pretty balmy on a day like today!
Encourage your 4-H youth to explore more about the fascinating story of the hardworking honey bee by participating in the North Carolina 4-H Beekeeping Essay contest. The essay provides a platform for youth to creatively express their working knowledge and research of the craft of beekeeping.

2017 Beekeeping Topic: “How can MP3 (Managed Pollinator Protection Plan) more effectively protect honey bees from pesticide exposure?”

Beekeeping has had is five minutes of fame for the past seven years. Now more than ever, the general public along with beekeepers are asking “What will happen if the bees are gone?” With the continued threat of pesticides, this is a very real question. Your paper should research and help answer this question.

Survey your community to see what is being done. Include your state in your survey to see if there are any programs they are using for pollination or any other program that could aid the honey bee.

Essays are due February 24th at 5:00pm and should be emailed to Liz Driscoll at liz_driscoll@ncsu.edu

Check out the details of the contest at the link below: