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2014 Essays

2014 National 4-H Essay Contest Winners sponsored by the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc.

For the 2014 essay contest, the topic was Beekeeping in Colonial Times.

To the earliest European settlers in the New World, honey bees were an important part of their existence. Cargo manifests show that honey bees were among the first shipments of animals. How were they shipped? Why were they important? Why were they so important to the colonists? How does that differ from today?

In early April, three winners were chosen to be the National best from the over 20 applications submitted.  In first place was Hannah Falcone from Plainfield, New Hampshire with her essay entitled “Honey Bees: Colonizing the New World.”  Second place went to Garret Smith from Starkville, Mississippi with his essay entitled “Beekeeping in Colonial Times.”  In third place was Hailey Ordal, from Medford, Oregon with her essay entitled “This Land of Milk and Honey: How the Honey Bee Shaped America.”

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2014 NATIONAL 4-H ESSAY WINNERS!
Their papers will be featured in an issues of the ABF Newsletter during 2014.

Hannah Falcone

In first place was Hannah Falcone from Plainfield, New Hampshire with her essay entitled “Honey Bees: Colonizing the New World.”

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Garrett Smith

Second place went to Garret Smith from Starkville, Mississippi with his essay entitled “Beekeeping in Colonial Times.” Garrett Smith is

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