Carroll County teen wins national 4-H Beekeeping Essay contest

CARROLL COUNTY, Tenn. — A teen in Carroll County is receiving national recognition.

According to a press release, Paige Costello has been declared the national winner of the 4-H Beekeeping Essay contest.

Costello is a 10th grade homeschooler and current member of 4-H in Carroll County.

The contest, which is sponsored by the Foundation for the Preservation of Honeybees, Inc., allows 4-H’ers to use their writing and research skills in developing an essay on a beekeeping-related topic.

The press release states that Costello’s prize-winning essay, titled “Why is Beeswax Important?” will be published in the ABF Quarterly, the magazine of the American Beekeeping Federation. Costello will also receive an award of $750.

Costello explains in her essay the importance of beeswax to the hive, it’s purpose, and her favorite use of beeswax: homemade beeswax crayons.

Costello’s family owns Camp Costello Farms Honey, where they raise bees and produce 100% pure raw wildflower honey, beehive products, and offer educational programs to local students.

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