My local bee club wants to implement a beekeeper/club member of the year award. We're looking for input as to what criteria should be used to determine who gets the award, so that it doesn't turn into a popularity contest. So far our guidelines are pretty straightforward, along the rules set out by ESHPA
If your club/association has a beekeeper of the year wars, what criteria do you use for it? Or what criteria would you like to see being used?Reached out to the non-beekeeping public to explain the value of honey bees in our lives.
Be a member in good standing of ESHPA for a minimum of five years.
Been involved in the beekeeping community, locally, regionally and or nationally.
Influential in new beekeepers by teaching or mentoring the new beekeeper(s).
Has contributed in some substantial and positive way to beekeeping in NY.