Honey Bee Grant Program Taking Applications

By: The Honey Bee Grant program

The Honey Bee Grant program allows for a K-12 school or non-profit organization to receive support for an educational honey bee hive.

We offer three grant options:

  • Monetary grant of $1,500 to support the success of a honey bee hive educational program.
  • Observation hive: equipment grant of a custom made indoor observation hive from The Bee Cause Project.
  • Traditional hive: equipment grant of an outdoor Langstroth or top bar hive with Starter Kit

*All equipment grants include a small monetary grant, covering the first year of expenses. Grant recipients also receive remote consultation and assistance with Beekeeper partnership from The Bee Cause Project.


  • Application Open: September 1st, 2017
  • Letter of Intent (LOI) Closed: October 31, 2017 at 5pm CST
  • Full Application Closed: November 15, 2017 at 5pm CST
  • Notification of all Applicants: December 2017
  • Delivery of Hive and Grant Packages: no later than end of January 2018

For all required reading for the Honey Bee Grant program, as well as instructional videos, please visit The Bee Cause Project resources page.

Watch our webinar with The Bee Cause Project for more information about the grant and how to get your bees approved.

For any questions regarding the Honey bee hive grant process or if you need support in the bee approval process, email The Bee Cause Project directly at info@thebeecause.org. For technical questions or issues regarding your online application, please email grants@wholekidsfoundation.org.

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