Upcoming Classes

Considering taking a class with us? Learn more about our education program from one of our member beekeepers:

Current and Upcoming Classes

Is Beekeeping Right for Me? This is a free one-hour class giving an overview of beekeeping. Learn about the goals of the Appalachian Bee Collective and how you can be involved. We are offering several of these classes around our region this fall and winter. Currently we have sessions planned for:

Rainelle – Monday, November 5 at 5:30 PM at Rainelle United Methodist Church, 617 Kanawha Ave, Rainelle, West Virginia.

Lewisburg – Wednesday, November 14 at Greenbrier East High School. We apologize this class is open to students only. We are currently working to provide a public class in Lewisburg for December.

Beckley – Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 PM at the Raleigh County Board of Education Building, 105 Adair Street, Beckley, West Virginia.

Montgomery – Saturday, December 1 at 1 PM at Bridge Valley Community & Technical College’s GRID Center,807 2nd Ave, Montgomery, West Virginia.

Pineville – Monday December 17 at 6:30 PM at the Wyoming County Extension office at 155 Park St, Pineville, West Virginia.

Bluefield – Tuesday, December 11 at 5:30 PM at the Crossroads Church at 740 Panorama Rd, Bluefield, West Virginia.

Talcott – Friday, January 4. Bee yard tour at 4:30; beekeeping class at 5:30. Sprouting Farms at 4661 Rt 3 & 12, Talcott, West Virginia.

Beekeeping 101: This is a five-week class offered to train new beekeepers in the art and science of beekeeping. This class will cover the basics of getting started with beekeeping, keeping your bees healthy throughout the year, and identifying common problems in a hive and finding solutions for them. An introduction to honey bee biology will also be given. Attendance at this class is mandatory for those interested in becoming partners in the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective. We are offering several of these classes around our region this winter. Currently we have sessions planned for:

Athens – Thursday evenings from 6-8 PM beginning on January 24th at Concord University.

Lewisburg – Thursday evenings starting Tuesday, January 22nd at 7-9 PM at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds

Bluefield – Thursday evenings starting Thursday, January 24 at 5:30-7:30 PM at Crossroads Church

Hinton – Monday evenings starting January 28 at 7-9 PM at the Summers County Memorial Building

Pineville: Tuesday nights beginning on January 22nd from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Pineville Public Library

Beaver: Wednesday nights beginning on January 23rd from 6 – 8 PM at the New River Community and Technical College

Oak Hill: Wednesday nights beginning January 23rd from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Oak Hill City Hall

Monroe County session: Monday nights beginning on February 4th from 6 – 8 PM at the Monroe County Technical Center, next to James Monroe High School

Beekeeping 201: This is a full day session geared towards existing partners in the program and experienced beekeepers interested in becoming part of the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective. We will give partners an opportunity to learn advanced beekeeping skills from our Educators, as well as time to get to know and learn from one another. The next session is planned for:

Hinton – Saturday, February 9 at the Summers County Memorial Building from 9 AM – 4 PM

We add new classes all the time. Check back soon for updates, or stay up-to-date by following us on Facebook.

Classes We Offer

Here are some examples of classes we expect to offer throughout the year for new or interested beekeepers.

Is Beekeeping Right for Me?

This is a free one-hour class giving an overview of beekeeping. Learn about the goals of the Appalachian Bee Collective and how you can be involved. We offer this class in several counties throughout our region in October through January.

 

Beekeeping 101

This is a five-week class offered to train new beekeepers in the art and science of beekeeping. This class will cover the basics of getting started with beekeeping, keeping your bees healthy throughout the year, and identifying common problems in a hive and finding solutions for them. An introduction to honey bee biology will also be given. Attendance at this class is mandatory for those interested in becoming partners in the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective. We offer this class in several counties throughout our region in January through April.