Are you a 4-H leader, member or parent? Would you like to start an apiary program? Not sure how to start? Contact the Liaison for Cooperative Extension Services to learn more. NCSBA is very interested in helping others establish 4-H beekeeping clubs.
We are offering grants to 4-H groups considering developing a program of beekeeping education. To apply for this grant money, your 4H club must:
- Apply to your local beekeeping chapter first. We would like to encourage joint projects between 4H and the local beekeepers.
- Submit an initial letter/essay detailing the proposed program. Submit the letter along with an itemized list of expected expenses you would like reimbursed.
- Provide follow up information regarding the use of funds and results of the project. This information will be submitted within a reasonable amount to time, to be determined at the time of application.
- Respond to other requests from the Liaison for Cooperative Extension Services as needed.
Submit all enquires to the Liaison for Cooperative Extension Services.
- Franklin County Beekeepers Association is working jointly with their local 4-H program. They will offer a two day bee school which involves one day of classroom education and activities and one day in an actual apiary. 2019
- Union County Beekeepers and the NCSBA donated money for beekeeping equipment and foundation colonies to the Hidden Meadows 4H. Hidden Meadows 4H now maintains a teaching apiary and donates colonies to members of the 4H. 2018