Photo by John Farrel

Photo by John Farrel


Upcoming Classes

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.

How to sign up: Register by calling 951.217.4846 or by emailing


Raleigh County Location

Tuesdays from 7-8:30 PM from January 16 through February 13th

Held at the Beaver campus of the New River Technical and Community College

280 University Drive, Beaver, WV 25813-8987

Room #127

Map here.


Summers County Location

Thursdays from 7-8:30 PM from January 11 through February 8th

Held at the Summers County Memorial Building

451 1st Ave, Hinton, WV 25951

Map here.


Greenbrier County Location

Wednesdays from 12-1:30 PM from January 17 through February 14th

Held at the Lewisburg campus of the New River Technical and Community College

653 Church Street, Lewisburg, WV 

Map here.


Mercer County Location

Thursdays from 7-8:30 PM from February 8 through March 8th

Held at Concord University in Conference Room A-B in the Beasley Student Center

1000 Vermillion Street, Athens WV 

Map here.


Stay tuned for future classes! In the past, other classes we have offered include:

"Is Beekeeping Right for You?"

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!