To advance the LCBA’s mission of educating the public about the value of honeybees and the impact honeybees have on our world, the Association sponsors a Youth Education Program.
Selection Criteria and Process for the LCBA Youth Education Program:
Students must be between the ages of 11 and 18.
A program application and questionnaire must be submitted along with supporting documents.
A selection committee will consider each application and select students for the program.
The student will learn about beekeeping equipment and managing a beehive. LCBA will provide the opportunity to students to work with an experienced beekeeper on the following activities (but not limited to): Installing bees in a hive; feeding bees; inspecting Hives; disease management; extracting honey; winter preparation.
After completing one year of the program the student will be eligible to apply for a sponsorship that would provide: a Beginner Beekeeper’s Kit (see appendix), a package of bees and will be featured on LCBA’s face book page.
After completing the second year of the program the student will be presented with a plaque and will be featured on LCBA’s face book page.