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The Ashland Beekeepers Association will be holding their spring Beginning Beekeeping course starting Saturday, January 11.  The course will run for four Saturdays (Jan 11, 25, Feb 8, 15) 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. Registration ends Jan 10 or if the class fills, whichever comes first. One additional family member of the same household may attend with no additional fee!  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 2020. 

Register for Beginning Beekeeping Course

If you are already an Ashland Beekeepers member, please contact us at for a discount code prior to purchasing your registration.

Registration by check or cash can be made at our Jan 2 meeting or by downloading and completing the registration form and either mailing it to the address on the form, or bring to the regular meeting held at the same ocation as the class.  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 mike 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.

If you registered and paid by credit card, any refund will be reduced by the card processing fee that covered in the registration fee. ($.99 + 3.5% of your total registration).