Novice Program

2018 BEEKEEPING FOR THE NOVICE

With great pride the Tri-State Beekeepers Association announces the partnership with West Virginia Northern Community College to offer our 2018 Beekeeping for the Novice Course.  The College has generously offered to house the course in their Education Center.

The course will again be presented by John Grafton, John Welty, and Steve Roth.  John Grafton served as one of three bee inspectors in Ohio and assisted in the development of the Eastern Apical Society Master Beekeeping Program.  John has received the Ohio State Beekeepers Association’s Ohio Beekeeper of the year award and the Exceptional Service Award presented by the Apiary Inspectors of America.  John will be assisted by John Welty and Steve Roth who are recent recipients of the Master Beekeeper designation from the University of Montana and Steve has achieved Master Beekeeping status in West Virginia and has also been voted as the West Virginia 2018 Beekeeper of the Year.

The course will consist of six installments to be presented from February 27 through April 10, taking off March 13, from 6:00-8:45 pm at the West Virginia Northern Community College, Education Center located at 1704 Market Street in downtown Wheeling.  The program will follow a textbook and lecture format.   We are able to provide it at a cost of $40.00 per person plus the cost of the textbook priced at $15.00.  Every topic needed for successful beekeeping will be covered from obtaining equipment and bees to a demonstration of the colony installation.  While aimed at the inexperienced beekeeper, even the most seasoned hobbyist can gain some new ideas.  Reservations may be made starting January 1, 2017 and are limited to 25 students so advanced registration will be required.

2018 BEEKEEPING FOR THE NOVICE

WHEN:  Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:45 pm February 27 thru       April 10, 2018

WHERE:  West Virginia Northern Community College, Education Center located at 1704 Market Street, Wheeling. 

WHO:  John Grafton as the guest of Tri-State Beekeepers Association with John Welty and Steve Roth

COST:  $40 per person includes all 6 lectures.  Textbook to be purchased for $15.  Individual lectures cannot be attended.  This is a package course.

REGISTRATION:  Reservations beginning January 1, 2018 can be made by e-mailing Steve Roth at sroth29201@comcast.net or calling 304-242-9867.  Enrollment is limited to 25 students so advanced registration will be required.