WEST VIRGINA BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION
2016 Spring ConferenceSaturday, April 9th

Chapmanville Middle School - Chapmanville, WV



     The Corridor G Beekeepers Association is honored to host this year’s WVBA Spring Conference. The festivities will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. and will wrap up at 4:00 p.m.; registration/check-in and refreshments start at 7:30 a.m. The school is located on Crawley Creek Road, 1/2 mile from “Crawley Creek Road” exit of US 119. (For those using Google Maps, be aware that Google has the high school and middle school labeled incorrectly. Don’t worry, we’ll have signs out when you get close.) For any questions about the spring conference, please contact Kathy Watson at (304) 855-8504 or kathymullarkywatson@gmail.com.
The Master Beekeeping program intends to provide testing for apprentice-level candidates. Please contact Janet Clayton at honeylady60@yahoo.com to pre-register.

VENDORS: 

Geezer Ridge Farm: (304) 702-3848

Reid’s Apiary: (740) 643-2925

The Honey and Bee Connection: (606) 784-3108

Kelley Beekeeping: (800) 233-2899

Dadant [coming from their VA store]: (800) 220-8325

Save on shipping by placing your orders early and request delivery to the meeting. Be sure to check with your vendor of choice regarding cut-off dates on orders

LODGING:

Chief Logan State Park Lodge - (304) 855-6100 - $89 - Discounted rooms held for the conference will be released on March 9th

Best Western Chapmanville - (304) 831-2345 - 10% off if you reference “Corridor G Bee Meeting”

REGISTRATION:
Registration is $35, with a $5 discount for registrations received by or postmarked on March 18th. Young beekeepers 8-16 are $15 (whether early or at the door). See download link below.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
     Michael Bush is one of the leading proponents of treatment-free beekeeping but also is well-known for his attempts to make beekeeping simpler and more enjoyable. He’s been keeping bees since the mid-70’s, contentedly managing around half a dozen hives for most of that time. However, his experimentations at combating the Varroa mite forced him to start expanding around 2000, and he had grown to over 200 hives less than a decade later. This rapid growth led directly to many of his “lazy beekeeping” practices that allow him to maintain so many hives without adopting the practices of conventional large beekeepers.

FRIDAY EVENING EVENT:
     WVBA President Paul Cappas will be sitting down for a completely open and unscripted discussion about beekeeping. Please join us and share any thoughts you have on how the state organization can help beekeepers and/or the local clubs, how the local clubs can better support our local beekeepers, the problems facing us today, where we see beekeeping going, or any other topic of interest. Corridor G will provide light refreshments and some local musical talent. More details will be shared as we get closer. We hope to see you there!

REGISTRATION FORM

MEETING AGENDA

Beekeeping Items For Sale

Have something you want to sale? Send your item information and a photo (if you have one) to Bob Speelman at wvbeeman2@gmail.com Items must be related to the keeping of honeybees or of a honeybee related nature.


     Honey Bee Note Cards (box of 8)
     $10.00
     Card size: 5" x 7"
     Envelopes included
     Each box includes all four designs, 2 of each
     Inside message "Thinking of You" is appropriate for any occasion and allows for your own handwritten message.
     Photos taken in West Virginia by Michael Staddon
     (No watermarks appear on the product)
Follow this link to purchase cards:
http://honeyglen.com/shop/honeybee-notecards-bo
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Executive Board Meeting Minutes

June 6, 2015

 

     Have you ever entered a honey show. Many beekeepers exhibit their honey at various shows during the season. The honey shows consist of various categories covering all lefels of beekeepins skill. Beekeepers show their skills at honey presentation in all its forms, in wax presentation and baking with honey. Why not give it a try.

     All entries must be submitted by a current dues paying member of the WV Beekeepers Association. Only on entry in each class may be made by an individual family. Entries should not be labeled in any fashion. The exhibitor must choose which classes to place entries in. Judges may adjust classes at their discretion. Entries can only be made during the hours published. Entries must be left intact and on display until released by the show chairman. Honey and beeswax should be from current production season. A winning bakery recipe cannot be resubmitted for three years.Honey show rules may be downloaded from the WVBA website.


                                                                         GOOD LUCK !!!

 

 Click Here for Honey Show Rules

 

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