Bayer Bee Care Announces Young Beekeeper Award – extended deadline

Deadline Extended: May 31, 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.


  1. I am fairly upset at the hypocricy of promoting this Bayer sponsored award by a major manufacturer of pesticides and herbicides which are responsible for the depletion of our bee populations. My son and I, organic farmers, were considering membership in your organization. We have changed our minds. We will not support organizations financially that work with or as fronts to industry that harms the environment, the habitat, the food (pollen and honey) that both bees and humans consume. Bayer’s pesticides and herbicides directly and indirectly deplete the bee populations across the USA and Europe and South America. We will however continue to support your legislative initiatives in Washington State – as long as they appear not to be white washing for the chemicals industry.

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