Overview

An essay contest about beekeeping and care sponsored by the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. A member's essay is due to the state 4-H office by February 15 each year.

The 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest announcement and rules can be found on the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. website.

2020 Topic Overwintering: Bee Survival through the Cold Season

Honey bees have developed special skills to overwinter in the United States. Please discuss one of these skills and then include a discussion about what you do to prepare your hives for winter. Include a photo of one of your hives, either using infrared technology or showing winter wrap, hay bales, special feeders, etc. to demonstrate how you prepare your hives for winter.

Three cash prizes will be awarded in the 2020 National 4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition.

  • First Prize: $750
  • Second Prize: $500
  • Third Prize: $250

Each state can only submit one essay.