Fall Conference Updates:
- Attention Amateur Photographers!
This year's WVBA Fall Conference will have a photography exhibit. Bring your photos to the registration desk for directions to the photo entry table. Entries will be limited to 2 per person and must be an 8x10 or smaller, no frames and no guarantee of return in same condition.
Pictures must be related to beekeeping and taken by the member entering the display. A caption may be written on the front of the picture but no identification of any person or location where the picture was taken. Failure to follow this rule may result in disqualification. Include your name and association and any other information on the contents on the BACK of the photo. While the pictures will not be judged, there will be a prize for “People’s Choice.”
- A map of the exit and local area is available here.
The fall newsletter is available. Click here to read or download.
Announcing the WV Beekeepers Association Fall Conference and celebration of our 100 year anniversary.
We will be at the Robert H Mollohan Building at the High Tech Center in Fairmont, WV, on September 22 and 23. Our featured speaker this year is Alex Zomchek, Apiculturist at Miami of Ohio University. We'll also have Master Beekeeper (in Ohio, WV, and EAS) Joe Kovaleski.
Registration fees are $45 for current WVBA members and $52 for non-members. Register by August 31 to save $10 and be guaranteed lunch on Saturday. Children between 6-16 get in for $15 and children under 6 are free. Please join us on Friday night for a barbecue and musical entertainment for $5.
Completed preregistration forms with payment must be mailed by August 31, 2017.
The Fairmont Days Inn at 166 Middletown Rd (304-366-5995) has a block of rooms with a special rate for attendees. Please mention the conference when calling for your discount.
Click here for the Registration Form.
Click here for the Conference Program.
Order your WVBA 100 Year Anniversary tee shirt and hat now! Click here for the order form. Tom Kees is managing the orders and will bring your items to the June WVBA board meeting.
REQUESTING GRANTS FROM THE WVBA TO FUND LOCAL SPEAKERS
The West Virginia Beekeepers Association will provide up to $120 per year to our associated local clubs to pay for visiting speakers. To obtain these funds, you must use the WVBA SPEAKER FEE REQUISITION VOUCHER. Send the completed form to:
Steve Roth, Treasurer
325 Whites Lane
Wheeling, WV 26003
Or, you may email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A check for the requested amount will be issued to your club, not directly to the speaker. This program is a 75/25 match, which means the local club is required to pay 25% of the speaker's fee. You may request funds in any amount up to $120. For example, you can pay two speakers $80 each ($60 from the WVBA and $20 from the club), one speaker $100 ($75 from the WVBA and $25 from the club), or one speaker $160 ($120 from the WVBA and $40 from the club). The amount paid to any speaker is your choice, but you may not request more than a $120/year and the club must contribute at least 25% of the total cost. The WVBA year is October 1 – September 30.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Roth at 304-242-9867 or email@example.com.
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