Personal Progress Honor Bee Certificate: Editable/Saveable PDF

One of Honor Bee Charmthe amazing girls in our ward has just completed her second Honor Bee! That is the award the girls can earn after they’ve earned their Young Womanhood Recognition award. Earning an Honor Bee is a great way for those girls who complete their Personal Progress quickly to stay engaged and who need something more to do.

Instructions for earning an Honor Bee are in the back of the Personal Progress book and consist of re-reading the Book of Mormon and performing 40 hours of service for others. The girls are encouraged to help other Young Women complete their Personal Progress.

Once an Honor Bee is earned, the young woman is presented with a bee charm to add to their medallion necklace. And, girls can earn as many Honor Bees as they want!

When our cute young woman let us know she had earned her Honor Bee, I went looking for an accompanying certificate to give her. Surprise! The Church does not have one! So, I made my own and share it with you.

YW Honor Bee Certificate. Free downlad from Hang a Ribbon on the Moon. Editable/saveable PDF and high-quality JPEG file included!

NOTE: I’ve updated the download to include ward, stake and branch versions of the certificate AND included BONUS clipart for you to use!

My file is designed to complement the other Personal Progress certificates and features a honey-bee watermark and a beehive graphic. It is the standard 8.5×11-inches in size. There is a place to add the recipient’s name, ward and stake as well as the date and Bishop’s and Young Women’s President’s signatures.

To make it easy for you to fill out my Honor Bee certificate, I’ve created an editable/saveable PDF file for you. Simply open the file in Adobe Reader, enter your information, save and print on your printer’s highest-quality setting! Easy! If you don’t have the latest version of Adobe Reader, you can download it for free here. I highly recommend you DO NOT click the box that says “Yes, Install McAffe Security Scan Plus.” You don’t need it.

If you want to handwrite the information on the certificate, I’ve included a high-quality JPEG file for you. Just print using your printer’s highest-quality setting and you’re ready to go.


NOTE: I’ve updated the download to include ward, stake and branch versions of the certificate.

You can download my Honor Bee Certificate files by clicking here.

You will need to UNZIP the download before you can access the files. (Right click on the file once it is downloaded and click on Extract All from the pop-up menu that appears.)

Remember, please DO NOT share my files in any way. Send your friends here to download their own copies.

All of my files are for non-commercial personal or Church use only.

30 thoughts on “Personal Progress Honor Bee Certificate: Editable/Saveable PDF

  1. I was surprised there wasn’t one available and thought I would have to create my own. Thank you for saving me the trouble. It is perfectly beautiful!

  2. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing so that those of us not as talented as you can also have a certificate to hand out! I’m doing so this Sunday!

  3. What a wonderful surprise to find this! We are presenting the Honor Bee to two young women in our ward. They are the first in our stake to earn their Honor Bee so everything is new to us. I was looking to find a special “sticker” to put on their name that is on a plaque in our hallway with the names of all the young women who have earned their Young Women Personal Progress Award. I found this while searching for the other and was thrilled to find it. I will present this certificate to them in Sacrament Meeting tomorrow. Thank you!

  4. Hello! I love this certificate you have created! I was hoping you could help me by making a file where you can edit all the words so I can translate it all to Spanish. This would be a great help for us!
    Thanks again!

    1. You have to get them from Church Distribution–the same place you get the YW Medallions. I think your Bishop can order them. Hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. This is awesome, thank you for sharing this certificate. It will save me time and I would not need to create one. This is my third year in YW and I finally have a young women who can receive the Honor Bee award. Thank you again.

  6. Simply amazing! just what I needed and so much better than anything I could have made! Thanks for sharing your talents!

  7. Thank you for sharing your gift and talent with all the YWs Presidents of the WORLD!!! This certificate if beautiful.

    1. Hi Delphine!
      The boxes behind the lettering won’t show when you print the certificates. However, if they bother you, you can click on “Highlight Fields” and the gray boxes will disappear. They are there just so you can see the editable fields. Hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Thank you so very much for sharing your talents and creating such a beautiful certificate to honor our dear girls that put so much time and effort into earning the honor bee. We will be awarding one this next Sunday.

  9. Receiving an Honor Bee is a big deal and definitely deserves the formal recognition of a certificate, along with the Honor Bee charm. This printed out beautifully with my home printer on the highest quality setting, but I might send them off to Staples for the next round to get them looking even better. I love that this also matches the style of the certificates presented with the medallions.
    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  10. Hi, I was so happy to find this certificate. We’ll be needing it soon. I had a question however…since Young Women is already plural, is it necessary to add the ‘s? So Young Women program instead of Young Women’s program?

    1. Hello! Good question! It is my understanding that the ‘s makes the word possessive, as in “the program belongs to the young women;” it is the same as if a company belonged to a group, you would say the “group’s company,” not the “group company.” The YW program is for (belongs to) the young women, therefore, the Young Women’s program. Make sense?

  11. What joy filled my heart when I found this beautifully done Bee Certificate. Thank you for your time and talents. This will make giving the award that much more special.

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