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This contest is Sponsored by The Foundation for the Preservation 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!
For complete announcement and rules, CLICK HERE.
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.
Send essay to:
4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest
State 4-H Office
531 S. College Avenue
113 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Please call the State 4-H Office (302-831-2509) if you do not get confirmation of receipt of your essay.
State 4-H Essay Winners:
- 2018- LAKE VASEY
- 2015 – DORY MCCORMICK
- 2014 – KAYLIE WITHROW
- 2013 – SPRING VASEY and 2nd Place Winner in the National Contest
- 2012 – SPRING VASEY and winner of Honorable Mention in the National Contest
- 2011 – MIKAYLA OCKELS and 3rd Place Winner in the National Contest
- 2010 – KYLE SPILLANE