The 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest

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Justin Crowe, Extension Specialist

This contest is Sponsored by The Foundation for the Preserva- tion of Honey Bees, Inc. The winning State essay competes in the National contest.

2019 Essay Topic: “Honey Varietals, State to State”

Each jar of honey reflects an unrepeatable combination of climate, soil, weather and flowers. Each state has unique honey varietals that beekeepers can market to their customers. Please identify one unique varietal to your state and discuss the flower’s uniqueness and how beekeepers can effectively market that varietal.

In your essay, please include a photo of the varietal’s flower, an interview with a local beekeeper who collects this varietal and a recipe that highlights the varietal. Put on Your Thinking Cap!

AWARDS:      Cash Prizes to 3 Top Winners:

  • 1st Place — $750.00
  • 2nd Place — $500.00
  • 3rd Place — $250.00

Each State Winner, including the national winners, receives an appropriate book about honey bees, beekeeping, or honey.

The 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest