4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest opportunity for Michigan 4-H’ers

4-H youth can help community and earn a cash prize through 4-H beekeeping essay contest on reducing bee-killing pesticide useage.

Michigan 4-H youth can improve their communities, improve their writing skills and win a cash prize by entering the 2013 4-H beekeeping essay contest. The contest is sponsored by theFoundation for the Presevation of Honey Bees, Inc. This year’s essay topic is “reducing the useage of bee-killing pesticides in my community.”

Youth are encouraged to learn about bee-killing pesticides being used in their communities and investigate how the impact of those pesticides on honey bees can be lessened. This important topic was selected to bring attention to how the misuse or overuse of pesticides can be devastating to honey bees and other pollinators. Personal interviews with beekeepers, farmers, homeowners and others familiar with the subject are encouraged and should be cited. The complete announcement and rules are available online.

The top three winners nationally will receive cash prizes of $750, $500 and $250. The top winner of each state will receive a book about honey bees.

All entries must be submitted electronically by February 22, 2013 to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). A state winner will be selected and submitted to the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. by February 28.

The American Beekeeping Federation established the foundation as non-profit corporation to preserve the practice and profession of beekeeping through education and research.

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