The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association is sponsoring a Youth Beekeeper Scholarship Program for a 2nd year after a successful pilot program. Scholars will be awarded a 2-year scholarship to a complete 10-frame hive kit, bee suit, gloves, smoker, hive tool, bee brush, and either a 3lb. package or a nucleus colony of live honey bees. This is a two-year beekeeping program designed for youth ages 12-18 years old.
MENTORS are needed for 2021! Contact Tim Wilbanks for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-321-2494
Applications must be postmarked by December 1, 2020.
Purpose of the WHPA Youth Scholarship Program
- To provide a hands-on educational opportunity for youth to learn the art of beekeeping and the importance of honey bees.
- To provide an opportunity for youth to experience the responsibility and enjoyment that comes with apiary management.
- To provide an opportunity for youth to engage in beekeeping from a vocational standpoint, with the potential for beekeeping to become a side-line or full-time vocation.
Please contact Tim Wilbanks (WHPA Youth Beekeeper Scholarship Coordinator) at: email@example.com or 319-321-2494 with any questions.