For Teens interested in Beekeeping

For Teens interested in Beekeeping

The West Sound Beekeepers Association is offering a Study Grant to teenagers between the ages of 13 through 18. Applicants must live in the West Sound Beekeepers service area. The service area of the WSBA shall include all of West Sound and those parts of adjoining counties were attendance to all the general meetings, Beginner Beekeeper classes, and field days will not be a hardship. Please see the rules below.

Starting in 2012, enrollments are accepted all year long!

West Sound Beekeepers Association Study Grant Rules

The West Sound Beekeeper’s Association (WSBA) will grant up to $200.00 in order to furnish guidance and instruction to help a selected young person between the ages of 13 through 18 get started in beekeeping. Applicants must live within the service area of the WSBA and attend scheduled meetings and activities.

Grantees will be required to complete the Apprentice level course in the Washington State University/Washington State Beekeeper’s Association Master Beekeeping Certification program within one year of grant selection. This involves up to 5 hours of classroom instruction and successful completion of a written examination. Grantees will additionally be required to establish and maintain at least two colonies of honey bees in Langstroth type hives. Failure to meet the above requirements will necessitate return to the WSBA of all loaned and/or donated equipment.

• Applications may be obtained through any one of the West Sound Beekeepers Association (WSBA) Scholarship Committee members.

• Study Grant applications shall be received from August 1 through November 1 of each year. Applications received after November 1 will not be accepted.

• The term of the Study Grant shall be for one year starting January 1.

• At the discretion of the Scholarship Committee, applications not filled out completely and legibly will not be accepted.

• The service area of the WSBA shall include all of West Sound and those parts of adjoining counties were attendance to all the general meetings, Beginner Beekeepers classes, and field days will not be a hardship.

• All applicants must have reached the age of 13 by January 1 of the year following the year of acceptance.

• Grantees will receive a one year membership in the WSBA and up to $200 of bee equipment and supplies.

• Grantees will be expected to give an oral presentation of what they have learned from the program.

• Application forms may be downloaded below or obtained by contacting one of the following:

Paul Lundy

7346 NE Crawford Dr.

Kingston, WA 98346

360-297-6743

 

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Teen Study Grant Application pdf