Accepting Applications for FWBVBA’s 2024 Veteran Beekeeper Program!

course starting FEB. 3RD!

The Frank W. Buckles Veteran Beekeepers Association (FWBVBA) is seeking veterans who are interested in learning beekeeping! We will have three openings for our 2024 Veteran Beekeeper Program. This two year Program is designed to educate veterans in all aspects of beekeeping; from establishing hives to marketing honeybee products.

FWBVBA Veteran Beekeeper Program Benefits:

  • One hive with bees is donated to the Veteran Beekeeper’s educational experience to learn about honeybees and beekeeping.
  • Free tuition to the Association’s Beginners Beekeeper Course, Advanced Beekeeper Course, and other classes/seminars.
  • Hands on beekeeping experience provided by the Association
  • Continued honeybee education and support provided by the Association
  • Excellent apiary location provided by the Association

Terms apply. Veteran Beekeeper candidate must be able to maintain colony at the Veteran’s Apiary (Gap View Farm, Shenandoah Junction, WV).

Interested candidates should contact Jennifer King, Program Coordinator/Veteran Beekeeper Educator, by phone (304) 876-3832 or email (


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A desire to learn beekeeping, proof of veteran status, and completing the Association’s Beginner Beekeeping Course is needed for a veteran to enroll in the program.

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Provides opportunities for veterans to learn beekeeping as hobby or as a career.