Boone Hodgson Wilkinson Trust

Boone Hodgson Wilkinson Trust

The purpose of the BHW Trust Fund is to support education regarding honey bees and to support apiculture research. The BHW Trust Fund Constitution permits funding of an undergraduate course in apiculture, the provision a bursary or scholarship for either undergraduates in apiculture or graduates undertaking research in apiculture, or the funding of research projects in apiculture based within a College or University.Cheques can be made out to the Boone Hodgson Wilkinson Trust Fund for Honey Bee Education and Research Donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be issued.Please send your donation care of: Dr John Boone3830 West 37th Avenue Vancouver BC V6N 2W3

Boone Hodgson Wilkinson Trust Fund for Honey Bee Education and Research

History:
The BHW Trust Fund was initiated in 1965 with a personal donation by John Corner, Provincial Apiarist. The names it bears honoured three members of the bee industry who were prominent at the time: Harvey Boone, an Okanagan orchardist, beekeeper and bee inspector;Percy Hodgson of New Westminster, an innovative manufacturer of beekeeping equipment who was committed to the industry; George Wilkinson of Victoria,a beekeeper and bee inspector.

Purpose:
In general terms,the purpose of the BHW Trust Fund is to support education regarding honeybees and to support apiculture research. The BHW Trust Fund Constitution permits funding of an undergraduate course in apiculture, the provision a bursary or scholarship for either undergraduates in apiculture or graduates undertaking research in apiculture, or the funding of research projects in apiculture based within a College or University. Also permitted is the funding of apiculture research by the B.C. Department of Agriculture, as well as other educational undertakings in beekeeping. With respect to the support of research, preference is given to projects that are part of a graduate student programme. Preference is  given to applicants based in British Columbia but applications from elsewhere in Canada are accepted for consideration. The BHW Trust Fund’s Constitution outlines how monies may be disbursed and all applications will be considered according to its Constitution. The Fund is managed according to its Bylaws by Trustees elected from the B.C. Honey Producers’ Association.Applications should be received by the secretary-treasurer in writing by February 1st and should include the following information: Name and title of the applicant and Curriculum vitae of the applicant. If applying for educational support, the name of the institution and the specific ways in which funds would be spent.If applying for research support, include the name of the research project and the way it applies to the practice of beekeeping. Please indicate if the research is part of a graduate student programme. A budget clearly indicating the intended disposition of a grant from the BHW  Trust Fund must be included (e.g. the funding of personnel, the purchase of equipment, etc.)

Successful applicants shall report at the conclusion of the project with a comprehensive summary in writing to the Trustees outlining their educational experience or the results of their research. For work that is ongoing, a yearly update is expected. Publication in the B.C. Honey Producers’ “BeesCene” would satisfy these requirements as would publication in a scientific journal,with a copy provided to the Trustees.

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