NC 4-H Beekeeping Essay

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 Did you knhoney bee on daisyow that honey bees maintain a temperature of 92-93 F in their hive regardless of the outside temperature? Sounds pretty balmy on a day like today!

We encourage our 4-H youth to explore more about the fascinating story of the hardworking honeybee by participating in the North Carolina 4-H Beekeeping Essay contest. The essay provides a platform for youth to creatively express their working knowledge and research of the craft of beekeeping.

Beekeeping has had is five minutes of fame for the past seven years. Now more than ever, the general public along with beekeepers are asking “What will happen if the bees are gone?” With the continued threat of pesticides, this is a very real question. Your paper should research and help answer this question.

Survey your community to see what is being done. Include your state in your survey to see if there are any programs they are using for pollination or any other program that could aid the honey bee.
Deadline to enter – February 23. All essays must be emailed to Amy @