The Novice Program

With great pride the Tri-State Beekeepers Association announces our 2022 Beekeeping for the Novice Course.  The Vineyard Church in Wheeling has generously offered to house the course this year.


The course will again be presented by John Welty, and Steve Roth.  John and Steve are recipients of the Master Beekeeper designation from the University of Montana and the State of West Virginia.  Steve and his wife Kathie were the 2018 WV Beekeepers of the Year.


The course will consist of six installments to be presented from February 22 through March 29 from 6:00-8:45 pm at the Vineyard Church located at 647 Warden Run Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.  The program will follow a textbook and lecture format.  The cost is $45.00 per person plus $15 for the textbook,  Beekeeping Basics.  Couples may share the same book.  Every topic needed for successful beekeeping will be covered from obtaining equipment and bees to a live demonstration of the colony installation.  While aimed at the inexperienced beekeeper, even the most seasoned hobbyist can gain innovative ideas.  If you are not interested in keeping honey bees, but would like to learn more about the pollinators, you are most welcome to attend.  Reservations may be made beginning on January 1, 2022, by using the online registration form with payment accompanying the application.  Enrollment is limited so advanced registration is required.

WHEN:  Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:45 pm February 22 thru March 29, 2022


WHERE:  Vineyard Church located at 647 Warden Run Road, Wheeling, WV 26003


WHO:  Master Beekeepers John Welty and Steve Roth


COST:  $45 per person includes all six lectures and one free year of membership in the                            Tri-State Beekeepers Association and the West Virginia Beekeepers Association with                the conclusion of the course.  Textbooks can be purchased for $15 and can be shared                by couples.  Individual lectures are not available.  This is a package course.   


REGISTRATION:  Beginning on January 1, 2022, reservations can be made by using the online                                registration format or e-mailing Steve Roth at                                      Enrollment is limited so advanced registration will be required.


Please address all questions to Steve Roth at

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