MBA Hill/Stokes Memorial Youth Scholarship
The art of beekeeping is being encouraged through this youth scholarship program. Metro Beekeepers Association (MBA) began scholarships for youth in 2011.
- 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.
- 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