Youth Scholarships

The Youth Scholarship program was established

  • to educate youth in the art of beekeeping and to promote a better understanding of the value of honeybees to our environment and to the food chain
  • to provide an opportunity for youth to experience responsibility and enjoyment through beekeeping
  • to provide an avenue for youth to engage in a vocation and gain the potential to pursue beekeeping as a sideline or fulltime vocation


  • The applicant must be between the ages of 9 and 18 by December 1st of the school year.
  • The applicant must be a resident of Central Ohio.
  • The applicant must be currently enrolled in public, private or home school.
  • The applicant must have permission and agreement from parent or guardian.
  • The application must be submitted to COBA no later than January 14th of the current school year.

The Award

  • A one year memebership in the Central Ohio Beekeepers Assoication (COBA).
  • A beginning beekeeper school registration and textbook.
  • A set of woodenware for a beehive.
  • A nuc or package of bees for the hive.
  • Beekeeping gear including a hat, veil, gloves, hive tool and bee smoker.
  • Mentoring by a COBA member for one yea