The Blount County Beekeepers Association is pleased to announce that they will be awarding 5 new beekeeper grants in conjunction with the Tennessee Beekeepers Association. Each recipient will receive a complete starter hive as well as a 3 pound package of bees. Each recipient will also be paired with a mentor for 2 years.
There are specific requirements to make application for each grant. See the attachment for a copy of the grant cover letter and application. You must be a member of the Blount County Beekeepers to apply, and you must attend the short course for new beekeepers which is scheduled for February 17th. There is no fee to attend the short course, and the dues for BCBA are $20/year, individual or family. You must join TBA (Tennessee Beekeepers Association) in order to apply for their grant.
Please download the application, fill it out, see Bernie to pay your dues, and have the application in by March 9th. The grants will be awarded at the March meeting.