Coloring Contest Winner Creates “Bee-autiful” Artwork and Learns about Bee Health
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
On April 15, the same day as the North American Bayer Bee Care Center opening, we kicked off the “Color Me Bee-autifully” Coloring Contest. The Coloring Contest encouraged parents and educators to help their kids understand the importance of honey bees and encouraged them to visit the new North American Bayer Bee Care Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The Center is a great place to learn about bee health with its interactive learning center, observation hive and pollinator-friendly gardens.
With over 100 colorful entries, it wasn’t easy to pick a winner! We looked at each coloring page for use of color, creativity and neatness. The top 15 coloring pages will be displayed at the North American Bayer Bee Care Center.
The winner excelled in each of the three guidelines. We are excited to announce that Estefania of Georgia is our grand prize winner! Congratulations, Estefania! Estefania is a fifth grader at Fair Oaks Elementary School in Marietta, Georgia. She colored the “Did you know? A hive of bees must fly almost 55,000 miles to make one pound of honey” coloring page with her art class.
When we asked what she learned about bees, she said “they collect pollen from flower to flower to help make honey.”
Estefania said she colors a lot at home. Her sister, Jessica, was also selected in the top 15 coloring pages.
Estefania will receive a prize pack that includes a Bayer Bee Care branded iPad, art supplies, gardening tools, a smart pot growing container, gardening book, fuzzy bees and honey.
Thank you to everyone who participated. We’ve really enjoyed looking at all the entries and reading what each student learned while participating! We hope you will be able to visit the North American Bayer Bee Care Center soon! In the meantime, you can view the entries here.
For more than 25 years, Bayer has been actively involved in finding solutions to improve honey bee health and this effort continues. For additional information on other bee health initiatives, please visit http://www.bayercropscience.us/Our-Commitment/Bee-Health.
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About the Author:
Bee Care Center Event Manager / Apiarist
Sarah Myers is the Event Manager and Apiarist at the North American Bayer Bee Care Center.
Sarah has been a local beekeeper in Raleigh, NC for the past 7 years and currently serves as President of Wake County Beekeepers Association. Sarah enjoys working in her hives and educating visitors at the Bee Center on the important role honey bees play in agriculture.