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Honey Bee Grant Program

*In partnership with The Bee Cause Project. 

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:

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

*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. For more information on each grant option, please read the Honey Bee Grant application. 


Honey Bee Grant is COMING SOON

  • 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


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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, submit it to the Bee Forum or email The Bee Cause Project directly at info@thebeecause.org. For technical questions or issues regarding your online application, please email grants@wholekidsfoundation.org.

Educate Kids about Bees

  • You don’t have to have a hive to talk about honey bees! Use any of our curriculum suggestions to teach about honey bees or use the no hive lesson from the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley.
  • Install a traditional honey bee hive: With the right support and safety training, hosting a honey bee hive at your school or organization can be a rich educational resource! We would always suggest enlisting the support of a local beekeeper. Every state has a “Bee club” which is a great place to start for resources and guidance. Read how a school incorporates a honey bee hive at Walker Jones Education Campus.
  • Install an observation hive: An observation hive is a bee hive safely protected by glass that can be observed inside and used as a teaching resource. Learn more about observation hives from our friends at The Bee Cause Project.
  • Plant a pollinator garden! Read tips on learn how a school accomplished this in our School Success stories.
  • Read our FAQs to learn more!

Curriculum and Resources

Use these resources to design your honey bee education or generate ideas!

  • Find even more honey bee education resources in our Resources section.

Get Involved

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Honey Bee Resources

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