The Bee Cause Grant seeks to stimulate curiosity in young people about the natural world by giving them an intimate experience with one of the world’s greatest pollinators. The honeybee is an important part of American history, and ever since the first colonists brought them over from Europe, their population has steadily increased. So too, our dependence on the honeybee for pollinating our crops has increased.
Today, our relationship with the honeybee is not sustainable. The number of honeybee colonies has decreased drastically in recent years. With awareness about the probable causes of the population decrease, The Bee Cause wants to curb the trend through education and through physically helping colonies of honeybees thrive. The Honeybee hive is the perfect vehicle to accomplish this.
The Honeybee Hive Grant may be awarded to a nonprofit school or educational organization.
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The Honey Bee Grant Program seeks to stimulate curiosity in young people about the importance of honey bees in our lives and food system, the need to understand and embrace them, and the value of caring about their well-being.
The Honey Bee Grant may be awarded to a nonprofit school or educational organization.
Each applicant must choose one of three options:
See the Which Grant is Best For You Guide for more information
Potential estimated cost for recipient: If selected, the grant recipient is responsible for the following costs associated with installing and maintaining their honey bee hive:
Letter of Intent (LOI) opens: September 1, 2016
LOI deadline: October 31, 2016 at 5pm CT (3pm PT, 4pm MT, 6pm ET)
Application deadline: November 15, 2016 at 5pm CT (3pm PT, 4pm MT, 6pm ET)
Notification of all applicants: December 9, 2016
Hive and Grant Package delivery finished: end of January 2017
Please read through all required documents before submitting your application. You can find these here: http://www.thebeecause.org/index.php/resources:
The application is conducted online. Visit our applicant portal during the application process to access the application: https://www.gdg.do/prod1/portal/portal.jsp? c=1319602&p=6258602&g=6258622&d=6258622.
Your application can be saved and completed in multiple sessions. Once it is submitted, the applicant will receive a confirmation email. At this point, the application can no longer be edited.
All applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis as applications are received, but all will be notified no later than December 9, 2016. Hives and grant packages will be mailed by the end of January 2017.
Attend our webinars for more information about the application process and best practices on getting your honey bees approved. Register here for either session: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/35261265585808972