In July of this year, three young beekeepers from Ontario and British Columbia will be traveling to Ivančna Gorica, Slovenia to represent Canada at the 12th annual International Meeting of Young Beekeepers (IMYB). They, along with participants from up to 40 other countries will be testing their beekeeping knowledge and learning about beekeeping in other countries. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for these youth to represent their country at an international event.
The IMYB started in 2010 in the Czech Republic and has become the largest international meeting for young beekeepers worldwide. The competition consists of several practical as well as academic disciplines and it tests the knowledge and skills of young participants. However, the goal of the meetings is not just the competition itself, but mainly to motivate young beekeepers, promote the idea of beekeeping among them as well as to provide them with social and cultural experience.
The members of Team Canada include a young beekeeper from British Columbia and two young beekeepers from Ontario. The three participants will be traveling with two chaperones. The estimated cost for this trip, including the team registration fee and travel, is approximately $12,000. Fundraising efforts such as candle and honey sale are underway to help offset the cost of the trip and make it more
affordable for the youth and chaperones who are attending.
THIS JULY, OUR TEAM WILL BE TRAVELING TO SLOVENIA TO COMPETE. FOR EACH GIFT SET SOLD, HUNNABEES WILL DONATE $5 TOWARD THE TEAMS TRIP.
TO DONATE DIRECTLY TO OUR GO FUND ME - CLICK HERE https://www.gofundme.com/f/team-canada-intl-meeting-of-young-beekeepers
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM - CLICK HERE https://www.jrbeekeepers.ca
TO FOLLOW ALONG WITH THE JUNIOR BEEKEEPERS - CLICK HERE https://www.instagram.com/kawarthajrbeekeepers/