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2020 Gallia County Bee Association Youth Hive Program Available

The Gallia County Bee Association is ready to roll out their Youth Hive Program!
See the Youth Hive Scholarship Application in this LINK.

Objective

· To support and encourage young beekeepers by providing experienced practical support and reducing the expenses required to get started in beekeeping.

· To educate youth in the art of beekeeping and to promote a better understanding of the value of honeybees to our environment.

· To provide an opportunity for youth to experience responsibility and enjoyment through beekeeping.

· To gain visibility to a new and vital audience and increase positive community involvement of the next generation of beekeepers.

Eligibility

· Be between that ages of 12 and 18 by January 1st.

· Be a resident of Gallia County

· Be enrolled in public, private, or home school and be in grades 7 through 12.

· Have permission and agreement from parent or guardian.

· Be actively involved with 4-H and the beekeeping project.

Selection Criteria

· Completed applications are due by February 29th, 2020

o Applications can be submitted in person to club officers or electronically to chris@galliabees.com

· The committee will be selected by the club. The selection committee will carefully consider each candidate and select finalists. The finalists will be selected by the committee by the March meeting.

· One applicant will be selected in 2020.

Expectations

• The recipient is expected to attend all GCBA meetings. A brief 3-5 minute presentation on the status of their hive will be made.

· The recipients is expected to remain in contact with their club provided mentor.

· The youth is expected to provide their own suit, veil, gloves, hive tool, smoker and any other necessary beekeeping equipment. GCBA can help with finding discounts or used equipment to help reduce costs.

· Participate in 4-H and the Beekeeping Project at the Gallia County Junior Fair.


The selected Hive Donation recipients will receive:

· A One-year family membership in the Gallia County Beekeepers Association

· Woodware for one complete hive.

o 1 bottom board

o 3 Eight frame medium boxes

o 24 frames

o 1 inner cover

o 1 outer cover

o 1 shim

· 1 nucleus hive, including bees, brood, pollen and honey

Questions or comments about the program can be directed to Chris Blank at chris@galliabees.com Thank you for your interest in beekeeping and we look forward to reviewing your application.

 


Gallia County Junior Fair Judging Schedule

Demonstrations - Can be entered with your Fair Entry Projects The Gallia County Junior Fair Log In  or call the Extension Office to Sign Up

FRIDAY , July 10, 2020

Food, Woodworking, Cats & Pocket Pets Schedule At the Extension Office

WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020

ALL CLOTHING and General Non Livestock Judging Schedule AT BOSSARD MEMORIAL LIBRARY, 7 SPRUCE ST, GALLIPOLIS, OHIO

FRIDAY ,July 10 2020
Fair Check In Day - Fair Newsletter Sunday, aUG 2, 2020

2018 Tobacco Buyers Listed by Exhibitor for Thank You Posters

2018 Buyers for Tobacco and Market Animals by Exhibitor for Buyer Thank You

An Alphabetical List by Exhibitor for ALL BUYERS in 2018 FAIR

2018 Gallia County Jr Fair Sale Results