Graciously Sponsored by:

The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. and the Georgia Beekeepers Association

Each year, Georgia 4-H and the University of Georgia’s Entomology Department organize the 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest.  This contest is a national competition offered by the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc.  The University of Georgia’s Entomology Department will determine the top three essays in Georgia and send the first ranked winner on to compete on the national level, competing against states across the nation.  The national winner will be announced by June 1st.  

Learning Outcomes

• Develop leadership, initiative, self-reliance, a sense of fair play and other desirable character traits
• Learn the skills of farm management and an understanding of the business and career opportunities
• Demonstrate individual leadership abilities
• Develop leadership abilities, build character and assume citizenship responsibilities, and develop skills, knowledge, and attitudes for lifelong use

Recognition and Awards

The top three essays will receive prizes in the amounts of $250 for 1st place, $100 for 2nd place, and $50 for 3rd place.  In addition to the $250 prize, the first place winner will have their essay submitted to the national competition for judging.  


Contest Rules, Details, and Forms

For more information, please call 1-800-ASK-UGA1.