Sunny Bee
"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe,
then man would have only four years of life left.
No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants,
no more animals, no more man."
~ Albert Einstein

Agricultural Grants for Beekeepers

USDA Agricultural Grants   

The United States Department of Agriculture has offered grants in 25 states to support beekeeping, or apiculture as it is commonly called. To educate, train and promote sustainable agriculture-like beekeeping.

State Government Agricultural Grants

Several state departments of agriculture offer similar grants to aide in the effort of building sustainable agriculture. Illinois, Colorado, North and South Carolina, West Virginia, and Massachusetts are among the many state governments offering these types of grants that can aide in the purchase of start-up equipment and colonies.

State Education Programs and Assistance for Beginners

Other states, like New York, Pennsylvania and Nebraska, offer funds for equipment if certain education and training requirements have been met. State universities are pitching in, as well, to offer funding for start-up.

Grants for Inspection of Honey Bee Colonies

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture recently started offering grants to promote beekeeping and the inspection of bee colonies. Inspection is important to having a healthy and productive colony of bees. The colonies have to be inspected for stability and pests.

Organic Beekeeping

Beekeeping can be a profitable business due to all the uses for honey and other bee-related products. Organic beekeeping is another option that will open up many other grant opportunities. Organic and naturally grown and produced products have become quite popular with the public, so the government and other outlets are offering all types of grant opportunities to produce these products to keep up with the growing demand.

For More information on what grants may be available in your area start with your local Beekeeping Association. Find yours Here.

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Last modified: 2016-11-20, 21:59