August Beekeepers Picnic

picnicBeekeepers Picnic!

One of our favorite events of the year is the summer picnic.
Mark your calendar for Sunday August 16th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

WHERE ?   Greenwood United Methodist Church
                   10040 Greenwood Road  Glen Allen 23060        LOST ?   564.6631
DIRECTIONS:  North on US 1 to North of Parham Rd,  Turn Left on Route 625 Mountain Rd,
                go 1 mile, keep right on Greenwood Rd,  then 1 block to church on left at Cole Blvd.
FREE for paid,  life, new and renewing  members.   Free parking.   Free food and drink. 
      Junior Beekeepers, children and would-be beekeepers are most  welcome.
      Free Ask-a-Beekeeper.
LUNCH MENU  RBA will provide:
Real  Bar-B-Que prepared by member Calvin Cauthorne of Glen Allen.
Baked Beans,  Cole Slaw, Buns and all the condiments.  Soft drinks.  Paper products & flatware.
 Just about everything you need for a good lunch.
 Please bring a side dish (& spoon) to share, or perhaps a dessert.
BRING:  Appetite!    Lawn chair.   Bug spray.  Camera.  Big hat.
               Bring  Questions for senior beekeepers: You’ll have a captive audience of teachers!
SWAP SHOP  Bring your excess, leftover, used bee equipment to Buy Sell Trade Barter Swap with others.  Or bring cash to buy something you need right now!  Big success last time.
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June Meeting: Want Free Bees?

Swarm in tree

Swarm in tree

Who wouldn’t want to get a free hive of honeybees?!?  Come to our June meeting on Thursday 11th at 7:00 pm. for John Adams’ program “What Makes a Good Bait Hive.”  John has extensive experience in swarm collection and top-bar hives.  He has organized the very successful Mid-Atlantic Organic Honey Bee Conventions for the past four years and is  a life-long RBA member.  He always gives an awesome talk.  Don’t miss it!

We  meet on the second Thursday of each month at the Friends Meeting House.    The Meeting House is conveniently located at 4500 Kensington Ave. Richmond Virginia 23221.  Click here for a map.  Hope to see you there!

Please be sure to park only on Commonwealth Ave.  The neighbors of the Meeting House will thank you.little-tikes-bumble-bee-buggy

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May Meeting News

Blue-Ribbon-HoneyThis time of year we are looking forward to a bountiful honey harvest.  What will you do with your harvest? Come to our May meeting to learn how to make creamed honey and how to enter your prize honey in the State Fair competition.  Bob Gibson will show you how!  Our May meeting will be Thursday May 14th at 7:00 pm.

We  meet on the second Thursday of each month at the Friends Meeting House.    The Meeting House is conveniently located at 4500 Kensington Ave. Richmond Virginia 23221.  Click here for a map.  Hope to see you there!

Please be sure to park only on Commonwealth Ave.  The neighbors of the Meeting House will thank you.little-tikes-bumble-bee-buggy

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Advanced Beekeeping Class

nectarclose2Ready to take your beekeeping skills to the next level?  Here is your chance to learn from the experts!    Instructors Dr. Rick Fell from Virginia Tech and our state apiarist Keith Tignor will share their expertise. The class takes place on May 9th, 2015.   Click on this link to find out more about this excellent event and find out how to register.

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News to Buzz About

Spring Will Be Here Soon!

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Soon spring will be here and it will be time to install your bees. This is an exciting event and you want to do it right.  Bob Stapleton will explain how to install packages to get your bees moved in and ready for the summer ahead.  See you March 12th at 7:00 pm.

Do you know someone between the ages of 8 and 18 who would like to be a beekeeper? The Richmond Beekeepers Association is sponsoring scholarships to encourage the next generation of beekeepers.  Check out our Activities page to find out more.

 

We  meet on the second Thursday of each month at the Friends Meeting House.    The Meeting House is conveniently located at 4500 Kensington Ave. Richmond Virginia 23221.  Click here for a map.  Hope to see you there!

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