This year Blount County Beekeepers Association (BCBA) will award five beekeeping grants. Three grants will be awarded in conjunction with the Tennessee Beekeepers Association (TBA), and two Charlie Stewart Grants will be awarded by BCBA.

Blount County Beekeepers Association established the Charlie Stewart Scholarship program in memory of one of its longstanding and honored members. The scholarship is funded by an annual auction of beekeeping equipment, baked goods and other beekeeping paraphernalia in the spring. Proceeds from the auction also help support the TBA grants.

Grant applications will be available at the short-course, and we will award these grants at the March meeting. The deadline for applications will be March 1, 2015. Grant applications should be mailed to Luke Newman, 1941 Benford Lane, Alcoa, TN 37701. They need to be postmarked by March 1.

You can download the grant application with this link: Combined Grant App 2015

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