Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Must be a resident of Indiana and currently involved with beekeeping
- Either the applicant, or a parent, must be a member of The Beekeepers of Indiana
- Must be recommended by one of the following: any TBoI member, a 4-H leader, Boy/Girl Scout leader, FFA sponsor, teacher or college professor in an agriculturally related field
- Finalists must be able to attend the Fall Conference (room provided by TBoI) for an oral interview
On a separate sheet of paper:
- List your name, address, phone number, email address, and date of birth.
- How many hives do you currently have, and how long have you been a beekeeper?
- To which local beekeeping club do you belong?
- List any statewide or national conferences you have attended.
- List any educational presentation you have given (if any), including date, topic, and organization.
- Answer the following questions with at least a minimum of a paragraph each:
- What is your favorite beekeeping-related activity?
- What positive values have you gained from beekeeping?
- What is the best way to promote the importance of honey bees to the general public?
- Some beekeepers use chemicals to control pests (such as mites) in their hives. What are the advantages and disadvantages to using chemicals in your hives?
- Tell us about a funny incident that has happened to you during your beekeeping activities.
- What are your future plans as a beekeeper?
All responses should be typewritten, double-spaced with a 12 point font and 1” margin. The Young Beekeeper should take all the space he or she needs to answer the questions completely.
For the recommending sponsor: (May be sent with the Young Beekeeper’s application, or separately.) Why is this Young Beekeeper deserving of this award?
Submissions may be sent via email or regular mail to:
Anthony Gaudin, Young Beekeeper Award Coordinator
8137 Old Haggard Rd.,
Morgantown, IN 46160
DEADLINE: September 1, 2019