2017 Spring Conference


Please remember that early registration to qualify for reduced rates for the Spring Conference ends April 7.  Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to learn from Dr. Jamie Ellis and Phil Craft, two nationally recognized experts in beekeeping, at very reasonable rates.  Join us at the event.  Also, please note that lunch cannot be provided for walk on participants.  See you there!!

The 2017 West Virginia Beekeepers Association’s Spring Conference will be held at Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV on April 21 & 22.  Featured speakers include Dr. Jamie Ellis, author of the Field Guide to Beekeeping monthly article found in the American Bee Journal magazine, Phil Craft of the Ask Phil column of the Bee Culture magazine, and Krishna Urval, MD, a prominent allergist-immunologist in Wheeling.  They will discuss bee science and research, biology of the honey bee and colony function as a superorganism, as well as beekeeping techniques to assist in honey bee conservation and sting allergies.  While beekeepers of all levels of experience will benefit, it provides a wonderful opportunity for the newer beekeeper to cultivate an understanding of the honey bee, its contribution to the colony, and the effects of your intervention.  Highlights include a social hour with Q & A time with the presenters on Friday evening at no additional cost.  Reservations made before April 7 will receive a reduced rate.  Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee lunches for resgistrations made at the door.

The Oglebay Resort offers families the perfect weekend to enjoy the zoo, park wide gardens in peak bloom, fitness center, spa, golf courses, an indoor pool and a lake with boating and fishing as well as the opportunity to enjoy the Wheeling Island Casino and Racetrack, Cabala’s outdoor sporting store, and numerous artisan and specialty shops in downtown Wheeling. 

A block of rooms at Oglebay Resort has been reserved with special reduced rates for Friday and Saturday nights, but available only if booked before March 21, 2017.  Reservations can be made directly with Oglebay at http://www.oglebay-resort.com.  When registering, inform Oglebay that you are registering for the WVBA Spring Conference to obtain reduced room rates.

Phone: For further information, please contact Steve Roth at 304-242-9867.

Program Agenda

Registration Form

Vendors at the Conference

Alternate lodging in the area

Directions to Wilson Lodge in Oglebay Park

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