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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MCBA June Field Day

Come join the MCBA members for our Spring Field Day on Saturday June 16, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. State Apiarist Wade Stiltner will take us through the hives, please bring protective clothing.  See Calendar of Events for directions or check your newsletter.

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MCBA Picnic

Beekeepers, family and friends are invited to spend a leisurely evening at East Marion Park Pavilion #1. The large pavilion across from the entrance to Wave Tek has been reserved starting at 4:30 p.m. MCBA will furnish meat for the grill as well as drinks, plates, cups, etc. for dinner around 6:00 p.m. - just bring your favorite covered dish. This is always a very informal, fun social event. A honey show will be held following the rules posted on the WVBA website. This will be a good practice run for the honey show at the state fall meeting the following month. Judging will be by Steve Roth, Master Beekeeper and co-chair of the WVBA Master Beekeeper Certification Program.

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