Applications are being accepted for the 2019 Young Beekeeper Grant!

SBA young beekeeper grant awardee receives:


  • One bottom board
  • One or more deep hive bodies with frames and foundation
  • One inner cover
  • One telescoping cover

Download 2019 grant application (pdf)

The 2019 Young Beekeeper Grant application is available here. This is a terrific opportunity to get involved in beekeeping!

If you are 14 to 18 years of age, residing in the Harford or Cecil County area, and are interested in beekeeping, you are eligible to apply for the SBA Young Beekeeper Grant! This ongoing grant is offered to promote interest in beekeeping among young adults.

Grant recipients will be assigned a beekeeping mentor and will receive a starter set of equipment. With encouragment, advice, and support from the SBA community, the grant recipient will set up and maintain their own apiary in the months following the deadline.


Updates from the 2018 winners of the Susquehanna Beekeepers Association Young Beekeeper Grant

Three of this year's winners gave short presentations at the October SBA meeting. Please watch them here!

Please download and peruse the informative posters created by Gracie and Aubrey, both working on capstone projects with Laura O'Leary at North Harford High School.

Update from one of the Young Beekeeper Grant awardees: Jack started his hive, with Dennis Hertzog looking on. Wishing him and his bees a terrific season!

Congratulations to Johnathan, Megan, Alyssa, Lina and Jack. The new beekeepers are pictured during their visit to Dennis Hertzog's apiary.
Previous recipients:
2017: Noah
2016: Gracie
2015: Alan
2014: Joshua, Madison, and Patrick
2013: Micayla and Laura
Laura working in the hive