Justin Crowe, Extension Specialist
From the national website:
2020 Essay 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.
Please note that the new state deadline for the contest is March 15, 2020.