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Does having fresh honey at home sound sweet to you? Interested in providing beneficial pollination to your home garden or orchard? If so, consider yourself a potential beekeeper! Beekeeping is easier than you think.

Winter months let new beekeepers learn about starting their own colony, attend beginning beekeeper courses and join local beekeeping associations before the spring, when activity is at its peak. All of these activities are a must for any beginning beekeeper, as knowledge is the most important item in keeping honeybees.

To start, you’ll need:
To find a local beekeepers association, start by visiting the following links:

West Virginia Beekeepers
Eastern Panhandle Beekeepers of W.Va.
Jackson County Beekeepers
Monongalia County Beekeepers
Tri-State Beekeepers