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 Monthy Meeting

Please come join the Marion County Beekeepers on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at our new location at the Eldora United Methodist Church on Route 73 past the Middletown Mall.  Topic for this meeting will be "Oxalic Acid Training" with WVBA President Paul Cappas.  This will be a great time to learn when and how to treat your beehives with Oxalic Acid. Bring a notebook, there will be lots of great information.  Can't wait to see you all there! 

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WVBA Spring Meeting

This year the WVBA Spring Meeting hosted by Tri-State Beekeepers will be held in Wheeling, WV at Oglebay Park.  Jaime Ellis, Univ. of Florida, Phil Craft of Bee Culture Magazine and Dr. Krishna Urval of Wheeling will be the speakers for this event.  Check the WVBA website for all the information and registration forms.  A link for the WVBA Spring Newsletter is in our Newsletter page.

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MCBA Monthy Meeting

Please come join the Marion County Beekeepers on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at our new location at the Eldora United Methodist Church on Route 73 past the Middletown Mall.  CHANGE IN DATE!  Topic for this meeting will be "Sustainable Beekeeping - How We Can Maintain and Increase Our Bee Population" with WV Master Beekeeper Joyce Frey. Should be Lots of Great information.  Come join us!!!