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Welcome to the home page of the Tri-State Beekeepers Association. We are a group of hobbyists in Ohio, Marshall, and Belmont counties who are dedicated to promoting beekeeping. We meet monthly and host local and state speakers in an attempt to educate beginners and foster camaraderie among more seasoned members. The meetings are always casual and supportive, drawing on the knowledge of veteran members in an exchange of techniques and know-how. We foster novice beekeepers through a mentor program, pairing an experienced member with a newbee.

Here we are checking out the bees.
We support a speakers bureau with individuals enthusiastic about presenting programs on bees and beekeeping for private and civic groups. The Tri-State Beekeepers Association welcomes all interested individuals to contact us for an informative and memorable experience.
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Message from the President
November 18, 2016

With our meeting last night we have closed out another successful year as beekeepers and as a club of friends.  I certainly enjoy the meetings, the speakers, and visiting with all of you.  2017 promises to be a year full of activity, education, and more successful beekeeping.  I just want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for the support and assistance, and enthusiastically look forward to things ahead.  I hope to see all of you at the upcoming events.  For your convenience, I have posted the dates and events below.

Jan 28 Honey Bee Expo in Parkersburg, WV. Information can be found at http://www.movba.org.
Feb 16 Tri-State Beekeepers club meeting with Wade Stiltner speaking on late winter and spring management.
Feb 17 Whitetail Unlimited banquet. In appreciation for their sponsorship we are sponsoring a table.
Feb. 17-18 Western Pa. Bee Conference, Monroeville, Pa. Information at http://extension.psu.edu/beaver.
Mar 3-4 Annual Spring Workshop, Wooster, Ohio. Information at http://www.tricountybeekeepers.org/register.
Mar 16 Tri-State Beekeepers club meeting with Denise Ellsworth speaking on OSU phenology program
April 21-22 WV Spring Conference, Wheeling with Dr. Jamie Ellis, Phil Craft, and Dr. Krishna Urval
May 18 Tri-State Beekeepers club meeting with a speaker to be announced
June ? Open hive demonstration
Aug 17 Tentative date of annual picnic
Sep 21 Tri-Strate beekeepers club meeting
Sep 22-23 WV Beekeepers Association Fall Conference, Fairmont, WV
Oct 19 Tri-State Beekeepers club meeting
Nov 16 Tri-State Beekeepers club meeting