How to Join

Get Involved!

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. Whether you are an experienced beekeeper looking to join our program or a new beekeeper just getting started, there is a place for you in the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective. Scroll down for directions on how to get involved.

Learn more about the benefits of getting involved from one of our member beekeepers:

New Beekeepers

We will begin accepting applications for new beekeepers in Spring 2019. If you are new to beekeeping and interested in becoming an Appalachian Beekeeping Collective trainee, please sign up to get updates on classes planned for this fall and winter. This training is necessary to become a member. You can read more detail our upcoming classes here. You can sign up by contacting Parry Kietzman at pkietzman@appheadwaters.org or 304-466-0101.

Experienced Beekeepers

We welcome seasoned beekeepers to join our program. Members beekeepers can ave their honey processed and marketed through our program. They also have free access to our advanced beekeeping skills programs, expert mentors, year round support, and equipment. To become a member, beekeepers must agree to follow our natural beekeeping protocol and sell their products through our program. If you are an experienced beekeeper interested in joining, please contact Parry Kietzman at pkietzman@appheadwaters.org or 304-466-0101.

Learning Opportunities

We also offer our classes to non-members as space allows. If you are interested in learning more, please contact staff beekeeper Parry Kietzman at pkietzman@appheadwaters.org or 304-466-0101.