Re: VA 2013 Beehive Grant Used Up
Please note the thread title is regarding VIRGINIA beehive grants, and my comments in this post are about a TENNESSEE beehive grant program.
If you are a Tennesee resident, and interested in becoming a new beekeeper, there is a hive grant program involving the state, the Tennessee Beekeeping Association, and local beekeeping clubs.
The grant involves equipment, not money, and does not include the bees themselves. Each local club gets three hive grants available (for three new beekeepers). You can read the details at this link:
The page above is written for the 2012 program, but the 2013 program is essentially the same, but the link above is the best I can find right now.
My local club, the Davy Crockett Beekeepers Association is participating again this year, as are other surrounding clubs in East TN.
If you think you may qualify, contact your local Tennessee beekeepers association to confirm that they are participating in this program. If you want to find local clubs in TN, see this link:
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