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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WV Beekeepers Association Fall Conference

Fri, Sep 22, 2017 11:00 am to 5:00 pm &

Sat, Sep 23, 2017 8:00 am to 5:00pm

WVBA will hold their State Fall Conference this year in the Mollahan Building at the High Tech Park in Whitehall, WV.  Meeting will be held on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday.  Guest speaker for the weekend will be apiculturist Alex Zomchek from Miami University.  West Virginia's new Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt will also speak on Saturday September 23rd.  There will be several wonderful speakers conducting breakout sessions throughout the two days. For more information go to the WVBA website at www.wvbeekeepers.org/.

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MCBA "Harvest Dinner"

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Please come join the Marion County Beekeepers Association for our Annual "Harvest Dinner" at Eldora United Methodist Church on Sapps Run.  This is a covered dish dinner so please feel free to bring your very special dish.  Meat, drinks and dinnerware will be provided by the club.  It is a great time for fellowship with your beekeeper friends and great food!  Hope to see everyone there

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The 2017 Fall Beginners Beekeepers Short Course has been postponed till February 2018.  An updated schedule will be posted soon!

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