Annual 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest: Deadline Approaching!

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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 you to creatively express your working knowledge and research of the craft of beekeeping.

This year’s theme: “Bees and Pollination. How Important is it?”

Beekeeping has had is five minutes of fame for the past five years. Now more than ever, people are asking “What will happen if the bees are gone?” Your paper should research and help answer this question.

Survey your community to see what is being done to help honey bees. Include your state in your survey to see if there is a wildflower planting program available or any other program that could aid the honey bee.

4-H Honeybee Essay Contest Flyer

Essays are due February 26th, 2016 at 5 p.m. and should be emailed to Liz Driscoll at