Hurry! Be a Busy Bee! 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest Ends February 15th

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Do you happen to fancy yourself as a honey bee expert? Or are you just interested in exploring more about the fascinating world of the hardworking honey bee?

If so, we encourage all 4-H members to participate in the North Carolina 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest.

This year’s theme is “planting for bees from backyards and up.”  It has been shown that beekeeping has become difficult due to a lack of native plants for forage. In this essay, youth will be required to discuss ways that habitats can be modified to become more “bee friendly.”  For example, does your community allow roadsides and open land to grow wildflowers and encourage native planting of bee friendly plants? Explore your community and see what is being done locally to help bring in these hardworking guests!

See more details about the Essay Contest.

Essays are due by February 15, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. and should be emailed to Ms. Liz Driscoll ( to be considered for judging. Good Luck!