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Thank you to the WVBA 2018 Spring Conference Vendors.

Thank you to the WVBA 2018 Spring Conference Sponsors.

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 regarding best practices and spring/summer management provided by the WV Department of Agriculture, beneficial native plants and pollination as well as instructional sessions regarding products of the hive.

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.

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.

Conference Lodging

WVBA 2018 Spring Conference Schedule

Complete WVBA 2018 Spring Conference Packet

Conference Center Information & Location

City of Beckley’s Exhibition Coal Mine & Youth Museum

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