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Bee Grant Program

In partnership with The Bee Cause Project.

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

We offer four grant options:

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


All equipment grants include a small monetary grant of $300 to cover 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 Program Overview and Support Guide on The Bee Cause Project’s Resources page.




  • Application Open: September 1st, 2018
  • Part I: October 15, 2018 at 6pm EST/5pm CST
  • Part II: October 31, 2018 at 6pm EST/5pm CST
  • Notification to All Applicants: December 7, 2018
  • Delivery of Hive and Grant packages: no later than end of January 2019

We were thrilled to receive so many qualified applications for our 2019 Bee Grant program! The application is now closed and we look forward to reviewing all applications.

All notifications, regardless of status, will be sent by December 7, 2019. Grant packages will be mailed in the following months.

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Attend our webinars for more information about the application process and the best practices on getting your bees approved.

For any questions regarding the bee hive grant process or if you need support in the bee approval process email The Bee Cause Project at info@thebeecause.org. 

For any technical questions or issues regarding your online application, please email grants@wholekidsfoundation.org.

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