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Youth Scholarships

MBA Hill/Stokes Memorial Youth Scholarship

Download: MBA Scholarship Application - 2018

The art of beekeeping is being encouraged through this youth scholarship program. Metro Beekeepers Association (MBA) began scholarships for youth in 2011.photo3


  • To educate youth in the art of beekeeping and to promote a better understanding of the value of honey bees to our environment and to the food chain.
  • To provide an opportunity for youth to experience responsibility and enjoyment through beekeeping.
  • To provide an avenue for youth to engage in an avocation and gain the potential to pursue beekeeping as a sideline or full time vocation.

The Award

  • A one year family membership in the Metro Beekeepers Association
  • An 11-month beekeeping course and course book.
  • A set of wooden-ware for a beehive.
  • A nuc or package of bees for the hive.
  • Beekeeping gear: hat, veil, gloves, hive tool, bee brush, and bee smoker.
  • Mentoring by a MBA member for one year.
  • Upon successful completion of the scholarship requirements, the recipient(s) will receive a recognition certificate and full ownership of the hive.


  • The applicant must be between the ages of 12 and 18 by September 1, 2017.
  • The applicant must be currently enrolled in public, private or home school.
  • The applicant must have permission and agreement from parent or guardian.
  • The applicant and immediate family cannot have any bee colonies prior to 2018.
  • The application must postmarked or e-mailed by December 7, 2017.

Submission of Applications or Questions can be emailed to:
Or Mailed to:
Metro Beekeepers Association
c/o Stan Key
8413 Castle Creek Road
North Richland Hills, Texas 76182