See https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/entomology/ for a listing of contest opportunities, curriculum, and study materials
2020 Beekeeping Essay Contest
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.
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.
Texas 4-H Entomology Collection Contest
*NEW* this year, the contest is separate from Texas 4-H Roundup Registration. Registration will be through 4-H CONNECT on May 1 – May 22, 2020. Cost is $10. Collections will need to be physically brought to College Station on Tuesday, June 9th and turned in at the HEEP Center, Room 411 by 10 am. Awards will be announced during the Entomology Identification Awards ceremony the afternoon of Wednesday, June 10th. 4-H members do not need to be present, but must make arrangements to have their collections delivered/picked up for the contest. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 4 entries per age division.
The contest is open to Junior, Intermediates and Seniors. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 4 entries per age division. Additional awards may be provided if sponsorship is available.
For more information, you can visit https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/entomology/