Winners of the 2015 Beekeeper Award
Josie Keller (Central Indiana Beekeepers)
Andrea Whitesell (Central Indiana Beekeepers)
Robbie Armstrong (Central Indiana Beekeepers)
Julian Fleck (Central Indiana Beekeepers)
John Barger (Southeastern Madison Beekeepers)
"Thank you so much for this award. I am honored that I was chosen to be a finalist and then awarded with first place in my division. I started beekeeping a year and a half ago; my mentor and I started from ground zero as I knew nothing about beekeeping. It has been a long haul, but one filled with adventure and uncertainty, not to mention plenty of things to learn. When I got started I invested almost $600 into beekeeping. Thanks to my honey crop this spring and this award I have finally broken even! Everyone knows that beekeeping is expensive and young people usually do not have enough money to invest in such an uncertain hobby, therefore it is important for these rewards to continue. Young people can produce quite an interest in beekeeping; wherever I go, it is a topic of interest. Next spring I will start up my new hive for a total of 3 hives. I am very excited to see what the New Year will bring."
36 Already he who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for life eternal; so that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. 37 For in this case the saying is true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’ 38 I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored and you have entered into their labor. (Jn 4:36-38)
For more information, contact:
Diana Coleman, Chairperson
2825 Edwardsville Galena Rd
Georgetown, IN 47122
Do you have bees or are you a beekeeper 12 - 22 years of age?
Interested in earning cash? We give awards for First, Second and Third place in two catagories. All finalists must be present at the Fall meeting. Finalists lodging expenses will be provided by the State Association.
Read below for award eligibility.
Award eligibility based on the following criteria:
If interested, print and fill out the the application. Submissions may be electronic or via regular mail. Send submissions and recommendation to: Diana Coleman, IBA Young Beekeeper Award Coordinator, 2825 Edwardsville Galena Rd, Georgetown, IN 47122 or email@example.com.
DEADLINE: September 1, 2015