The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. has announced their 2020 Essay Topic. This year’s Topic is:
Overwintering: Bee Survival through the Cold Season
Honey bees have developed special skills to overwinter in the United States. Please discuss one of these skills and then include a discussion about what you do to prepare your hives for winter. Include a photo of one of your hives, either using infrared technology or showing winter wrap, hay bales, special feeders, etc. to demonstrate how you prepare your hives for winter.
Please share the attached information with your 4-H members. I have also provided a graphic to share via social media. They do not have to have a bee project to participate in the essay contest.
You can see past winner’s essays by visiting the following website and clicking on 4H Essays tab at the top of their page. http://preservationofhoneybees.org/
Essays will be uploaded at no fee on 4-H Connect using the “2020 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest” event. Deadline to submit is Sunday, March 1. Winners will be announced the week of March 23.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Extension Office at 512-581-7186 or firstname.lastname@example.org