Beekeeping Essay Contest

4-H members do not have to have a bee project to participate in the essay contest.

The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. has announced their 2023 4-H Beekeeping Essay Topic. This year’s Topic is

2023 Essay Topic: The Importance of Beeswax

Although honey bees are much-beloved for honey, bees also produce beeswax that can be used in many ways. For this essay, a 4-H student should discuss why beeswax is so important to the hive (it’s a pantry, it’s a nursery, it’s the dance floor), but also discuss their favorite way to use beeswax outside the hive. Photos of candles, soaps, or lip balms that are made to show the 4-H’er’s skill in using beeswax are welcomed as are recipes or brief instructions.

Please share the contest information with your 4-H members. It can be found at

You can see past winner’s essays by visiting the following website and clicking on 4H Essays tab at the top of their page.

Essays will be uploaded to 4HOnline using the “2023 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest” event. Deadline to submit is Monday, April 3, 2023. Winners will be announced the week of April 24th.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.


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