Blount County Beekeepers Association (BCBA) in conjunction with the Tennessee State Beekeepers Association ( TBA) will be awarding 5 grants in March to new beekeepers. These grants are funded by donations from TBA and BCBA auction money. These grants include the wooden ware and bees for one full colony. Applications are available here online, and will also be available at the short course on February 16th. The deadline for application is March 8th.
There are preliminary requirements for these grants which include first and foremost, proof of attending a beekeeping short course. You will also be required to join the state association and local Blount County Association, so please read the application carefully. Each recipient of a grant/hive will also be paired with a mentor to help you get started. BCBA is proud of this long-standing partnership with TBA in helping new beekeepers get started in the wonderful, challenging and exciting world of beekeeping! Good luck to all applicants!