IHPA Award Nominations
It is time to think of deserving beekeepers and friends of the association that should receive one of the Awards that the IHPA presents at the Annual Meeting banquet. Please review the categories and submit your suggestions along with a short letter explaining why you feel that this candidate should receive an award. The categories that we usually present are as follows:
1. Pioneer Award- for having been involved for 50 years or more and still active in beekeeping.
2. Distinguished Service Award- for assisting other beekeepers, willing to share information, and /or serving the association.
3. Eduation Award- teaching beekeeping classes, speaking at service clubs, giving presentations to school children or speaking about beekeeping on radio or T.V.
4. Promotions Award- for promoting honey and beekeeping, promotions for the state association or promoting their own product.
5. Friendship Award- for being a friend of the association. This could be someone who has displayed at the annual IHPA trade show, a state official who has assisted or encouraged beekeeping, someone outside our industry of producing honey.
6. Youth Award- for a young person who has shown commendable involvement in such things as helping the the state fair, successfully keeping bees for at least one season including wintering, writing, making a float for a parade, speaking, etc.
If you would like to nominate someone, please send the information to me by the deadline of September 30th. :
34147 310th Street
Guttenberg, IA 52052