Congrats to the RVBKA Youth Beekeeper Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to Ashlyn Ward and Jesse McClellan, recipients of the River Valley Beekeeper’s Association 2018 Youth Beekeeping Scholarships.

Ashlyn is from London and being active in 4-H is not new to taking care of critters.  She looks forward to adding beekeeping to her experience. She is especially interested in learning about bee behavior and will enjoy getting out into nature more.

The River Valley Beekeepers wishes her well in this new endeavor.



Jesse is from Solgohachia (north of Morrilton). He is interested in the different products we use that come from the honey bee and the impact bees have on our society and culture. But perhaps more than anything, he wants to connect with his family heritage as Jesse’s grandfather used to raise bees in Arizona.

We wish you the best of luck.


Our thanks go to program sponsors Central Beekeepers Supply and Rural Route Farms for supplying the woodenware and the bees.