How to Join

We are welcoming new members in the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective! Member beekeepers agree to follow our natural beekeeping protocol, and in exchange we provide expert training, support, and materials at free or at reduced cost on an income-based sliding scale. We also market and process our members’ products under the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective label.


New Beekeepers

If you are new to beekeeping and interested in becoming Appalachian Beekeeping Collective trainee, please sign up to get updates on new classes starting this fall and winter. We have selected our trainees for 2018 and will beginning taking new applications from new beekeepers in Spring 2019. You can read more detail about the process here. You can sign up by contacting Parry Kietzman at or 304-466-0101.

Experienced Beekeepers

If you’re an experienced beekeeper interested in joining our program, please contact Parry Kietzman at or 304-466-0101. We welcome seasoned beekeepers to check out how they can become members of the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective and have their honey processed and marketed through our program.

Learning Opportunities

If you’re interested in learning more, please contact staff beekeeper Parry Kietzman at or 304-466-0101.