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West Virginia Beekeepers Association Spring Conference 2018

The 2018 West Virginia Beekeepers Association’s Spring Conference will be hosted by the Raleigh County Beekeepers Cooperative Association and the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective. This event will be held at Tamarack Conference Center in Beckley, WV on March 23 & 24, 2018.

Featured speakers will include Dr. Debbie Delaney, Associate Professor of Entomology for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Delaware, Dr. Parry Kietzman, Head Beekeeper/Researcher for the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective and Dr. James Wilson an Extension Apiculturist at Virginia Tech.

Highlights will also include sessions on honeybee removal from structures, West Virginia native plants, products of the hive (i.e. lotions, soaps, lip balms), wax renderings comb to candle as well as a hands-on wax demonstration. Conference registrations will include breakfast as well as a voucher for lunch at Tamarack Conference Center.

In addition, a tour of the Beckley Exhibition Mine and Coal Camp as well as a Q & A session with the presenters will occur on Friday evening, March 23rd. Master Beekeeping Requirements Testing will also be available on March 23rd. Please reference the conference schedule for more information.

To register for the spring conference, make lodging arrangements and learn more about the conference click on one of the following links:

If you would prefer to register via mail and pay by check, download the registration form located in the Complete WVBA 2018 Spring Conference Packet below.

WVBA 2018 Spring Conference Schedule

Presenter Biographies

WVBA 2018 Spring Conference Registration Packet

Conference Lodging

Conference Center Information & Location

City of Beckley’s Exhibition Coal Mine & Youth Museum

Southern WV Upcoming Events