• Club Membership to 4-H beekeepers
• and Fair Award
Educational opportunities to 4-H clubs and 4-H individuals are available through our Youth program and Mentoring Program.
The GCBA provides an equipment award of a smoker to the 4-H Beekeeping Project 1st place winner in the Senior Division. We also award each member who completes the project a commemorative hive tool.
4-H Scholarship Award:
The GCBA also sponsors selected individual 4-H members by donating some equipment to help budding beekeepers get started with bees. The selected member(s) typically receives 1 basic hive setup upon confirmation that they have purchased or otherwise acquired a colony of bees to populate their new hive. The hive consists of four 8-frame medium depth boxes with frames and foundation, an IPM bottom board with entrance reducer, a queen excluder, and an inner cover and telescoping top cover.The equipment comes unassembled and your mentor will show you what to do. Your hive must be ready prior to the arrival of your bees.
GCBA 4-H Sponsorship guidelines:
The Greene County Beekeepers Association will selectively sponsor Greene County 4-H members by donating a basic hive setup.
Conditions of this donation
(a) We limit one hive donation per individual over the entire 4-H project lifetime/cycle. Depending on the number enrolled in the beekeeping project(641). We may restrict this to one hive donation per family in a calendar year.
(b) Bees must be ordered/coordinated through GCBA approved source no later than April 1st (estimated cost $100-$130, subject to package availability).
(c) The member must comply with all local and State legal requirements. Ohio Apiary registration fee: $5 (click for form)
(d) The member must complete the project (i.e., 4-H judged at the Greene County Fair).
(e) The 4-H member must attend either the September or October meeting of the GCBA. The member should be prepared to tell the club 1 thing they learned from their project.
(f) If the 4-H member decides not to continue as a beekeeper, they agree to return the hive to GCBA or donate it to another GCBA approved 4-H member who wishes to assume the project/responsibility.
(g) The 4-H member is responsible for obtaining their own protective apparel and other equipment related to the project.