Nash County Extension Accepting Beekeeping Essay Contest Entries

Honeybee photo. Source: NC Extension Service,
Honeybee photo. Source: NC Extension Service,

According to the Nash County Extension Service, this beekeeping essay contest is about to close, with entries due this Friday.

Honey bees are hardworking, tirelessly gathering nectar and pollen to share with their hive. They provide a vital ecological service by pollinating agricultural, garden and native plants. Explore more about these fascinating insects 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.

The state beekeeping essay follows the national contest rules, sponsored by the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees.

The state winner is awarded $50 and is submitted to the national contest. The national essay awards cash prizes to the top three winners:

  • 1st Place — $750
  • 2nd Place — $500
  • 3rd Place — $250

Each state winner, including the national winners, receives an appropriate book about honey bees, beekeeping, or honey. Essays are due, electronically, to by Friday, February 24, 2017.

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