Beckley Honey Festival 2017

The Raleigh County Beekeepers Cooperative Association and the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine/Southern WV Youth Museum have partnered on the annual Beckley Honey Festival in recognition of National Honeybee Day.

Beckley Honey Festival
Beckley Honey Festival
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Peters Farm Apiary

The Raleigh County Beekeepers Cooperative Association along with Raleigh County Schools will be educating future beekeepers at the newly developed bee yard at Peters Farm Apiary in Cool Ridge, WV.

The RCBCA will be working directly with the RCS vocational programs and the commissioner of agriculture to teach students about beekeeping as an industry.

Student Bee Introduction
Student Bee Introduction
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Appalachian Bee Collective Workshop June 10, 2017

APPALACHIAN BEE COLLECTIVE - OPEN HIVE DEMONSTRATION - SATURDAY JUNE 10th @ CAMP LIGHTFOOT - 10 a.m. to noon.

ABC will show how to light a smoker, open the hive and do a full inspection to include what we look for, how to rate brood pattern and queen, locate eggs, larvae, finding a marking the queen and finally doing an alcohol wash to determine the mite load. 

ABC Open Hive Demonstration Workshop 1
ABC Open Hive Demonstration Workshop 1
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RCBCA Beekeeping Courses

The Raleigh County Beekeepers Cooperative Association offered two introductory courses for the public interested in beekeeping. 47 students achieved their novice certification.   

Beg Beekeeping Course 1
Beg Beekeeping Course 1
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