To educate youth in the art of beekeeping to promote a better understanding of the value of honey bees to our environment and to the food chain.
To provide an opportunity for youth to experience responsibility and enjoyment through beekeeping.
To provide an avenue for youth to engage in an avocation and gain the potential to pursue beekeeping as a sideline or full-time vocation.
To further TVBA’s mission of educating the public about the importance of honey bees.
The applicant must be between the ages of 12 and 18 by November 1st of the current year.
The applicant must be willing to travel to monthly meetings and classes.
The applicant must be currently enrolled in public, private, or home school.
The applicant must have permission and agreement from parent or guardian.
The applicant must reside in Dallas, Collin or Rockwall or a surrounding county.
The application must be submitted to TVBA no later than November 1st of the current year.
The recipient will be provided:
A set of woodenware for a beehive.
A honey bees for the hive.
Beekeeping equipment: hat, veil, gloves, hive tool, and bee smoker.
A beginning beekeeper class (held once a month in the first part of the year), registration and textbook.
A one-year family membership in TVBA.
Mentoring by a TVBA member for one year.
Location to extract honey, free of charge to the student for the first year.
Finalists will be selected by the Youth Program Committee.
The Program Committee will arrange an interview with scholarship finalists and their parents/guardian.
The scholarship will be awarded to those applicants selected by the Program Committee and presented at the TVBA January Meeting.
Required Student Development Activities
Attend all beginning beekeeping classes.
Attend at least 10 of the association monthly meetings during the scholarship year.
By January 1, the student will write a paragraph about themselves for the Newsletter, as introduction to the club.
In the course of the scholarship, the student will: (1) present a short progress report of their beekeeping activities to date. This is called the hive report; (2) research and present a honey bee related topic to an audience; (3) prepare a final report on PowerPoint to be given in November. The report will include pictures of progress, pictures with the student’s mentor and a summary of things learned about honey bees and life lessons in general.
Help facilitate the regular monthly meetings by assisting in various roles.
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