First place national winner is $750. That’s Right! $750! You could add the additional $50 that the NC Beekeepers award to the chosen essay from North Carolina. The only hitch is that you have to write on the topic and follow the rules.
Here’s the topic:
“U.S. Honey: A Taste for Every Preference”
The taste and color of honey varies according to flowers where the bees gather the nectar. Each different type of plant will yield honey with a different taste. The same plants, growing in different soils and climates, can yield different honey. The 4-H’ers are encouraged to invesigate the local/regional honeys of the United States and see how they differ in taste and color. Is a honey dark with a rich flavor, or light in color and mild-tasting? One honey may be the choice for topping your pancakes; another may be best for baking cookies or cakes. Actual access to the honey for tasting is not required – just find out about some of the characteristics and write about them.
Here are the rules:
(Want a few tips? http://ipm.ncsu.edu/4-H/essayhints.html )
Essays must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 7.