Each state winner, including the national winners, receives an appropriate book about honey bees, beekeeping, or honey.
For the 2017 essay contest, the topic is: “How can MP3 (Managed Pollinator Protection Plan) more effectively protect honey bees from pesticide exposure?”
Beekeeping has had its five minutes of fame for the past five years. Now more than ever, people 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 determine what is being done to help honey bees. Include your state in our survey to see if there is a wildflower planting program available or any other program that could aid the honey bee.
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 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.
Note that "honey bee" is properly spelled as two words, even though many otherwise authoritative references spell it as one word.
1. Contest is open to active 4-H Club members only. 4-H'ers who have previously placed first, second or third at the national level are not eligible; other state winners are eligible to re-enter.
2. Requirements (failure to meet any one requirement disqualifies the essay) –
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