2018 Bayer Bee Care Young Beekeeper Award

Bayer celebrates pollinator enthusiasts and beekeepers who share the benefits of bees with their community.

Deadline: May 15, 2018

The 2018 Bayer Bee Care Young Beekeeper Award provides entrants between the ages of 12 and 18 the opportunity to win a $3,000 (1st place), $2,000 (2nd place) or $1,000 (3rd place) prize to support honey bee-focused initiatives in their schools or communities or to be applied toward college tuition. Any student under 18 who has approval from a legal guardian as well as a sponsoring mentor, such as an apiarist/beekeeper, grower, community leader, teacher, school official, etc., may apply.

To apply, complete the entry form, essay questions, and provide contact details for a sponsoring mentor (see approved mentors above). The award winner is selected from the applicant pool by a panel of industry judges.

Please see the official rules here.

The award recipient will be required to:

  • Be featured in brand-owned content (e.g. website articles, social media and blog posts, etc.) and photos for print, broadcast and online media*
  • Provide a biannual update until one year after receipt of the award on activities and use of funds received from Bayer.

*By signing the 2018 Bayer Bee Care Young Beekeeper Award application for young beekeepers, the legal guardian grants Bayer permission to recognize the student, including but not limited to the use of photos in brand content, print, broadcast and online media, should he or she win. Additionally, if interested, the student will be given the opportunity to speak at one or two events throughout the year at a mutually convenient time (all expenses paid). Speaking opportunities for the young beekeeper will be based solely on the student’s interest, and travel arrangements will be made for the student, legal guardian and/or sponsoring mentor, accordingly as appropriate.

APPLICATION FOR YOUNG BEEKEEPERS

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ESSAY QUESTIONS TO BE COMPLETED BY THE STUDENT (No more than 700 words per question):

  1. Give us a short history of your work with honey bees or describe why you are interested in beginning work with honey bees.

  2. Describe the success of your efforts to help honey bees or plan for how you will help honey bees in the future.

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MEET THE JUDGES

Jake Young Beekeeper Judge
Jake Reisdorf

First Recipient of the Bayer Bee Care Young Beekeeper Award

Entrepreneur and founder of Carmel Honey Company, Jake manages more than 100 hives in his California community. As a high school student, he leads the community by example and seeks to share his knowledge of pollinators with the next generation.
Kim Young Beekeeper Judge
Kim Flottum

Editor in Chief for Bee Culture Magazine

With nearly 20 years of experience at Bee Culture magazine, Kim has received a degree in horticulture from UW Madison and spent four years studying pollination and ecology with the USDA Honey Bee Research Lab.

Becky Langer-Curry
Becky Langer-Curry

Project Manager, Bayer North American Bee Care Program

Becky, who joined Bayer in 2010 as North American biosafety site manager, ensures the success of the North American Bee Project Team and directs and manages Bee Care strategy and activities.

The call for applications is announced each spring. In the meantime, read more about past Community Leadership Award winners and their BEE-autiful efforts to protect pollinators here.