This year’s topic is “Bees and Pollination. How Important is it?” Beekeeping has had its five minutes of fame for the past five years. Now more than ever, people are asking “What will happen if the bees are gone?” Your paper should include research that will help answer this question. Survey your community to see what is being done. Include your state in your survey to see if there are any programs they are using for pollination or any other program that could aid the honey bee. Essay is due Jan. 8th. Click here for guidelines.