The Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship in Beekeeping

The Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship in Beekeeping has been established to encourage young New Zealanders who wish to take up a career in the industry and undertake training that supports best practice beekeeping.

Ron Mossop was a leading pioneer in the industry, building a values-based family business focused on integrity and quality.  Today, the Mossop family honours those values through the scholarship fund which is awarded annually.

Objectives

  • To educate and support young New Zealanders in learning best practice beekeeping
  • To provide an avenue for youth to engage positively in a vocation and gain the opportunity to pursue beekeeping as a full-time vocation.
  • To promote a better understanding of the value of honeybees to our environment and to the food chain.

The Scholarship includes:

    • $2000 for one year towards an agreed training programme or approved costs to begin a beekeeping programme (equipment, tools, educational resources)  – the funds must be spent to help the recipient further their career in the apiculture sector.
    • A one-year ApiNZ membership to the value of $155 (including GST).
    • Registration for the Apiculture New Zealand national conference in the year the scholarship is awarded.
    • $200 Conference accommodation allowance.

Please note: the scholarship does not include the costs of travel to and from Conference.  Conference 2022 will be held in Christchurch.

Eligibility
The applicant must:

  • Be between the ages of 17 and 22 on February 1st in the year of application.
  • Be a New Zealand resident.
  • Be enrolled in an approved industry training programme, eg. NZ Apprenticeship in Apiculture.
  • Recipients must allow ApiNZ to publish information on them on our website and in marketing collateral.
  • Recipients must agree to stay in touch with ApiNZ to update on their achievements.
  • Recipients must provide proof that the funds have been spent according to the criteria.

Congratulations to the winner of the 2021 Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship, Alyssa Wilson from Canterbury.  Found out more about Alyssa’s story here.

Apply for the Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship in Beekeeping

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Applications for the 2022 scholarship will open later this year.  For information please email:  info@apinz.org.nz