Marion County Beekeepers Association

Fairmont, West Virginia

Ronald Riley attending to a hive.

Ronald Riley attending to a hive.

The Marion County Beekeepers Association in Fairmont WV, strives to educate members and create a thriving community. The community wishes to spread the love for bees and will help new members learn about how to care and nurture there own hives by offering a course available to all members of the association. There are also one-on-one mentors that you can contact and seek additional help as well. We want all members to feel part of our community.

We also participate in state competitions and meet with state legislation to lobby for better resources for beekeepers all over the state and have participated in these activities for many years.

We have around 20 events annually varying from educational meetings, state competitions, dinner meetings, and much more. We hope to see you soon and 'bee'come a new bee enthusiast like all of us at the Marion County Beekeepers Association.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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MONTHLY MEETING

Please come join the Marion County Beekeepers on Thursday, July 27th, 2017 at Eldora Methodist Church on Sapps Run Road.  The evening will begin at 7:00 p.m.  Our speaker will be Michael Staddon, WV Master Beekeeper and his topic will be "Management Techniques and Mite Loads."  Please be sure to come join us for this fun filled evening.

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MCBA COVERED DISH PICNIC

Beekeepers, family and friends are invited to spend a leisurely day at Mary Lou Retton Youth Park from 2:00 p.m. to dusk for fun and fellowship.  WV Master Beekeeper Tim Tennant will be speaking about "Fall Management" for our hives.  MCBA will furnish the meat for the grill as well as drinks, plates, cups, napkins and silverware.  Dinner will be served around 2:30 p.m. - Just bring your favorite, YUMMY covered dish.  This is a very informal, fun, social event filled with lots of entertaining beekeeping stories.