Industry Development Grant – AHBIC

Australian Honey Bee Industry Council

  • Project code: PRO-015532

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Thursday, November 4, 2021

  • Project completion date: Monday, November 14, 2022

  • National Priority: HBE-Enhance industry capability



AHBIC is organising the 4th Australian Bee Congress, which will be held in Sydney from the 8 -11 June 2022. One of our objectives is to assist and promote the upskilling of young or new leadership talent within the honey bee and pollination industries. We want to do this by providing five scholarships to attend the Congress, and to prioritise applicants who would not necessarily be able to attend without this financial assistance.

The scholarship criteria will include:

  • Beekeeping experience or relevant expertise
  • Relevant training already undertaken (e.g. on-the-job, courses, leadership training, etc.)
  • Existing connections to the industry (e.g. membership of their state peak bodies), and any activities they have undertaken to contribute to the industry beyond their own paid positions
  • A demonstrated or potential leadership talent
  • How the scholarship would enable them to attend the Congress, and why this wouldn’t be possible otherwise
  • Why attending the conference is important to them and what they hope to gain from it
  • If employed, indicate the support of their employer to attend the Congress

Noting that successful scholarships recipients will be asked to provide one-two page report of their experience at the Congress.

Up to five scholarships available to include:

  • Complimentary conference registration ($530 – early bird registration)
  • Plus $300 cash grant to assist with transport and accommodation expenses
  • Dedicated stand up breakfast at the Congress for scholarships recipients to network with each other. Also invited to attend will be the AHBIC Executive, Presid


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