Monday, January 28, 2013

Bee Keeping Essay Contest

Calling All 4-H Club Members:

The annual Bee Keeping Essay Contest is HERE! 

2013 Essay Topic: Reducing the Usage of Bee-Killing Pesticides in my Community

Pesticides are a fact of modern life, but misuse or overuse of pesticides, or making poor choices when selecting and applying pesticides can be devastating to honey bees and other pollinators. 

1. 4-H’ers are encouraged to learn about bee-killing pesticides being used in their communities – by homeowners, businesses, or farmers. 

2. Investigate how the impact of those pesticides on honey bees can be lessened.

The scope of the research is an essential judging criterion, accounting for 40% of your score. The number of sources consulted, the authority of the sources, and the variety of the sources are all evaluated.

Personal interviews with beekeepers, farmers and others familiar with the subject are valued sources of information and should be documented. Sources, which are not cited in the endnotes, should be listed in a “Resources” or “Bibliography” list.

DID YOU KNOW: Randolph County has a great bee keeping group that may be interested in telling you more and providing important information for your research?

Randolph County Bee Keeper Contact: Keith Pritchett 336-625-3150

The North Carolina state winner receives a $50 award.

Note that “honey bee” is properly spelled as two words, even though many otherwise authoritative references spell it as one word.

Even if dated 2012, all rules still apply, so click here.

Click Here for 2013 details!

Deadline for all essay's is February 15.


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