January Meeting Nailed Down

Winter is the time to start beekeeping.  Now is a great time to get your boxes built and your equipment ready.  Our January meeting will be a workshop on putting frames and hive boxes together.  Need equipment?   Doug Anderson from Honey and the Hive will be there to help. They will take orders now and deliver at our meeting.  His telephone number is 804-501-8266.

Join us at 7:00 pm on January 10th.  All meetings are open to the public whether you have bees or not.  They  are held at the Greenwood Methodist Church at 10040 Greenwood Road in Northside Glen Allen.  Hope you can make it!

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Holiday Party Coming Soon

Our annual holiday party will be December 13th, 2018 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  Meet us at the clubhouse at Carriage homes at Wyndham 5600 Mulholland Dr.  RBA will provide meat for the table.  Please bring a side or dessert to share.

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It’s Almost State Fair Time!

Each year our association helps out at the “honey booth” at the state fair.  It is a fun way to share your passion and knowledge of honeybees with the public.  If you would like to sign up for a shift at the fair it will benefit our club.  You will also get free admission to the fair.  To sign up just click on the link below.  Be sure to sign up soon!

State Fair Honey Booth Sign up

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Keith Tignor is our September Speaker

Join us September 13th at 7:00 pm for this month’s meeting.  We are fortunate to have Keith Tignor, state apiarist join us and share the latest news in beekeeping.  Be prepared to get your questions answered!

As always our meetings begin at 7:00 pm and are open to the public whether you have bees or not.  They  are held at the Greenwood Methodist Church at 10040 Greenwood Road in Northside Glen Allen.  Hope you can make it!

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Got questions about Pesticides?

Come to our August 9th meeting to get answers.  We are continuing our series of valuable technical topics by experts  on matters of interest to beekeepers.  Thursday night we welcome Liza Fleeson Trossbach,  Program Manager, Office of Pesticide Services,  Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  Important subject matters she covers are in the areas of EPA labeling requirements,  applicator advising  hive owners, applicator liability in bee poisoning, “safe” pesticides and timing,  new legislation, pollinator protection activities etc. Come prepared to learn and then ask questions.

As always our meetings begin at 7:00 pm and are open to the public whether you have bees or not.  They  are held at the Greenwood Methodist Church at 10040 Greenwood Road in Northside Glen Allen.  Hope you can make it!

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July means it’s Picnic Time!

It’s sweet summer and time to hang out with friends.   We are continuing our series of useful topics by  honey bee experts.  On Sunday July 15 starting at 2 pm, we will have an outdoor picnic at which Bob Stapleton will give a demonstration on extracting honey using our club extractor. This is also a great time to talk to fellow beekeepers about what went right and what went wrong with your bees this year.  The association will furnish picnic meats and paper goods.  Thanks for bringing  a dish to share. 
   WHERE ?   12497 CedarLane, Ashland Va 23005.  This is the residence of Bob Gibson.
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June Meeting Dr. Dewey Caron: History of Queening

Our June 14th meeting will be one not to miss!  Dr. Dewey Caron will discuss “The history of queening and the differences in ‘races of bees.”  Dr. Caron  is Emeritus Professor of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, & Affiliate Professor, Dept Horticulture Oregon State University.  He is also author of the must-have book Honeybee Biology.  He has an amazing amount of knowledge about honeybees and is a wonderful speaker.  Make sure to join us!

As always our meetings begin at 7:00 pm and are open to the public whether you have bees or not.  They  are held at the Greenwood Methodist Church at 10040 Greenwood Road in Northside Glen Allen.  Hope you can make it!

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