Honey bee colonies have developed many ways to stay healthy. Their immune responses range from behaviors such as grooming to using materials such as propolis, a plant-derived substance bees coat on the interior of a hive for antimicrobial purposes. Even the gut of the honey bee contains beneficial bacteria to help the bee stay healthy!
Rules & Essay Requirements
Essay must be typewritten or computer-generated on single-sided pages and formatted following standard manuscript format using double-spaced type and 12pt font in legible font face.
Essay must encompass the designated topic in 750 to 1,000 words. Word count does not include sources, works cited or the writer’s biographical statement.
All factual statements and interview references must be cited in a “sources” or “bibliography” list.
Essays will be judged on (a) scope of research, 40%; (b) accuracy, 30%; (c) creativity, 10%;
(d) conciseness, 10%; and (e) logical development of the topic, 10%.
On a separate page, please include a brief biographical statement of the writer including mailing address, email address and phone number.