October 4, 2018 - 2:40pm -- gelley.2

For 2019, the OSBA will selectively sponsor five 4-H members across Ohio by providing the basic woodenware and toolkits to establish 2 complete hives. By partnering OSBA, Extension 4-H staff, and local beekeeping organizations with the 4-H members undertaking the beekeeping project, the program will support and encourage young beekeepers by providing experienced practical support and reducing the expenses required to get started in beekeeping. 

Selection Criteria

  1. Youth must be between the ages of 12 and 18 by January 1st of the scholarship year (2019), be a member of 4-H, and enrolled in public, private or home school.
  2. Applicant must complete and return the application by November 2nd, 2018.

Selection Process

  1. The selection committee will carefully consider each candidate and select finalists.
  2. The OSBA 4H Beekeeping Partnership Program Scholars will be announced by December 3rd, 2018.

The selected Partnership Program Scholars will receive:

  1. Woodenware and tools for two hives 
  2. 1 year free membership to the OSBA, with electronic newsletter
  3. Free attendance to the OSBA Fall Convention (including 2 guests).
  4. OSBA Beekeeper Training DVD
  5. OSBA Apiary Diagnostic Manual

Applications are available in PDF Format here: OSBA 4-H Application