The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association is sponsoring a Youth Beekeeper Scholarship Program, now entering its 3rd year.  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.

2022 WHPA Youth Scholarship Program Application

Applications must be postmarked by January 3, 2022.

MENTORS are needed for 2022! Contact Tim Wilbanks for more information at timwilbanksbees@gmail.com or 319-321-2494

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: timwilbanksbees@gmail.com or 319-321-2494 with any questions.