Bee Grant Program

Whole Kids Foundation

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Predicted deadline: Oct 31, 2024

Grant amount: US $500 - US $1,500

Fields of work: Apiculture/Beekeeping

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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NOTE: Traditional Bee Grant and Renewal Bee Grant have different deadlines. See the website for details.

Traditional Bee Grant

The Traditional Bee Grant allows for K-12 schools or non-profit organizations that serve any grades K-12 to start a new or enhance an existing bee program hosting live bees on their campus.

About the Program

A choice of a monetary or equipment grant intended to support schools in bringing live bees to their campus or grow their already existing educational hive program.

Grant Options

Monetary Grant: $1,500 monetary grant

Equipment Grant: Indoor Observation Hive

Equipment Grant: Traditional Langstroth Hive


The Renewal Bee Grant allows for K-12 schools or non-profit organizations that have previously received a Bee Grant to receive support to grow their programs.

About the Program

A $500 monetary grant intended to boost or support existing educational bee programs. Applicant must have received a Traditional Bee Grant from Whole Kids Foundation in 2019 or earlier to be eligible. Live bees are not required to apply for this grant.

Also included with grant award:

One-on-one Program Consultation with The Bee Cause Project for program development, technical support, and beekeeper guidance (if applicable).

Educator Resource Pack to provide the strategies and tools needed to grow a strong Bee Program. This includes core compliant lessons, activities, distance learning experiences, Bee Program budgeting and planning tools, community engagement opportunities, and more.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicant must be a non-profit school or non-profit children’s programming organization that works with students in the grade range kindergarten through college level.  
  • The honey bee hive must be used as an educational tool for students in some fashion.
  • The principal or executive director must be aware of and supportive of the honey bee hive. 
  • A certified beekeeper must commit to support and maintain the honey bee hive as the “Bee Mentor”. 
  • There must be an individual at the school or organization who is the designated “Bee Advocate”. 

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This page was last reviewed October 17, 2023 and last updated June 06, 2023