The next application cycle will be announced in late 2017

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

Announcing the 2017 winners of the Susquehanna Beekeepers Association Young Beekeeper Grant!

Jason Gallion, Agricultural Specialist in the office of Governmental and Community Relations of Harford County, presents a check for the total of several grants awarded to the SBA, including funding for the Young Beekeepers Award. Noah, this year's award recipient, displays the check for the club.
Mrs. Laura O'Leary, Agricultural and Science Educator at North Harford High School, received another Young Beekeepers Award to support an on-campus apiary for educational purposes; she aims to teach students about the care and nurture of a bee hive as well as the challenges that our pollinators face.

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.

Previous recipients:
2016: Gracie
2015: Alan
2014: Joshua, Madison, and Patrick
2013: Micayla and Laura
Laura working in the hive