The formal Call for Nominations for 2013 has been issued, and nominations must be submitted by email by April 1, 2013.
The James I. Hambleton Memorial Award was established by the Eastern Apicultural Society of North America to recognize research excellence in apiculture.
The EAS Student Apiculture award was established to recognize students studying apiculture at the undergraduate or graduate level in a recognized college or university in the United States or Canada.
Each award nomination must include a biographical sketch of the nominee, a list of his/her publications, specific identification of the research work on which the nomination is based and an evaluation and appraisal of the accomplishment of the nominee, especially of work in the last five-year period for Hambleton award nominees (or a shorter period for Student nominees). Two letters of recommendation supporting the nomination are also required.
The Roger A. Morse Outstanding Teaching/Extension Service/Regulatory Award Supported by Anita Weiss Foundation is given annually to recognize an individual in teaching/extension and/or regulatory activity in the field of apiculture. Nominations for this award are welcome from any person in the field of apiculture or may be self-nominating. Nominations shall consist of a letter documenting the achievement of excellence in any or all of the areas of teaching/extension and /or regulatory activities in apiculture. Some indication of the appointment responsibilities should be included. In addition, a suitable CV or resume documenting the activities of the nominee must be submitted.
Susan Fariss has issued the call for nominations for the 2013 Divelbiss Award. If you know of a worthy recipient, please get in touch with your state or provincial EAS director and assist them in submitting a nomination. Her letter requesting nominations is paraphrased below.
January 10, 2013
Each year the Eastern Apiculture Society gives the Divelbiss Award to that person, or husband-wife team, who has—over a period of years—reached the non-beekeeping public to teach about the values of honey bees in our lives.
Each year you are asked to nominate someone, not necessarily from your own state, who would be a candidate for this award. You may wish to announce this award at your local and state organization meetings and in their newsletters. You may wish to inform officers of state and local organizations and request their input.
The nomination is really very easy. Write a letter outlining what the candidate has done in reaching the non-beekeeping public over a period of time. Such groups as 4-H, Scouts, school groups, media interviews, community organizations, Lions, Garden Clubs, county and state fairs, etc., all qualify as non-beekeeping public.
The letter may also include the teaching of beekeeper’s Short Courses and other instructional work toward education beekeepers and prospective beekeepers. The nominee does not need to be a member of EAS (but we’d be delighted if he/she would join).
Susan Fariss Secretary
142 Cemetery Road
Mocksvill, NC. 27028
I am looking forward to your nominations.
Susan H Fariss
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