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2022 Beginning Beekeeping Course – Rescheduled

Unfortunately we had to reschedule the start of our class.

The Ashland Beekeepers Association will be holding their spring Beginning Beekeeping course starting Saturday, February 12. The course will run every other Saturday for four Saturdays (Feb 12, Feb 26, Mar 12, Mar 26) from 9 a.m to approximately 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Ashland, Virginia. Note: Lunch is not provided, so plan to bring your own, or pick something up during the hour break.

Class size is limited to 25 registrants. One additional family member of the same household may attend with no additional fee however only 1 set of materials will be provided. Minors (below 18) must be at least 12 and accompanied by a paying adult.

Tuition: $100. Includes 3 books, all presentations on a USB thumb drive plus additional reference documents, and membership to the Ashland Beekeepers for 2022. If you are already an Ashland Beekeepers member, please let us know when you register.

On-line registration:

Registration may also be made at one of our regular meetings by bringing a completed registration form (below) and payment by credit card, check, or cash. Or, by downloading and completing the registration form and mailing it with a check to the address on the form. Use the following link to download the form:


First Baptist Church Ashland
800 Thompson Street (Route 54)
Ashland, VA 23005

From the WEST - Wesley Street (church sits on the corner of Thompson Street & Wesley) is a left-hand turn, 0.3 mile past Kiddie Kingdom and Hanover Manor, both of which are on the right side of Route 54.

This next paragraph applies to ALL TRAVEL DIRECTIONS,

After you are on Wesley Street, quickly turn left or, not as quickly, take the second left entrance into the parking lot and proceed either left or right around the church, to the rear of the building. Our entrance will bee the one nearest to the awning covered entrance on the far right; there will bee a sign at the correct door. 

From the EAST - from the junction of Route 1 (Washington Highway) & Route 54 (Main Street which becomes Thompson Street), it is 1.5 miles to the right hand turn onto Wesley Street. It is also 1.0 mile from where you cross the railroad tracks. Follow the ALL TRAVEL DIRECTIONS above once there.

From the SOUTH - either follow the directions for From the East or find your way to Elmont Road, which becomes Medical Drive, where it makes a T at Route 54; you’ll see the church diagonally to the right. Follow the West directions from there; I’m not sure you’re even 0.1 mile from Wesley Street.

From the NORTH - if you know the backroads you can wind your way there OR I would suggest you follow the directions for From the East.

Look for the stick-the-ground, 2-sided, corrugated plastic signs. Yellow background with a few honey bees flying around and the words: ASHLAND BEEKEEPERS MEETING. One on the corner of Wesley and Thompson; the other just outside our entry door.


Refund Policy:

A refund in available if we receive notification at least one day prior to start of class. If notified after classes have started, but purchaser has not attended any class, any refund will be up to the discretion of the ABA.  No refunds if any session has been attended.