Annual December Holiday Party

santabeeEach December RBA hosts a holiday party instead of a regular meeting.  This year our party will be at Kelly O’Toole’s Glen Allen home.  I will post details as soon as I get them.  So stay tuned!

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November Meeting: Fall Feeding and Prep

IMG_2536On Thursday November 10th Mike Sandbridge will discuss important information about feeding your bees this time of year to get them through the winter.  Mike has his own bee business and pollination service.  You will want to join us to learn from his many years of experience.

Meetings are held at the Martin’s Grocery in the CrossRoads shopping center on Staples Mill Road at Warren Road,  2 miles Northwest of Parham Road. The store features nice meeting rooms and of course lots of parking.  The meeting room is on the second floor.  The store address is 10250  Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen 23060.  Our meetings begin at 7:00 pm.  We hope to see you there!

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Information Packed Night with State Apiarist Keith Tignor

img_2766Mark your calendar for our October meeting on Thursday 13th at 7:00 pm.  State apiarist Keith Tignor will share information about the state Limited Liability legislation for beekeepers that is now in effect.  You will want to know what you need to do to qualify.  He will also discuss the Managed Pollinator Protection Plan and the careful use of antimicrobials.  WOW!  What an information packed night it will be!  Don’t miss it!

Meetings are held at the Martin’s Grocery in the CrossRoads shopping center on Staples Mill Road at Warren Road,  2 miles Northwest of Parham Road. The store features nice meeting rooms and of course lots of parking.  The meeting room is on the second floor.  The store address is 10250  Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen 23060.  Our meetings begin at 7:00 pm.  We hope to see you there!

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September 8th Meeting

 Richmond Beekeepers Meet Sept 8, 2016    7-9 PM  Thursday
   at Martins Grocery 10250  Staples Mill Rd 23060
SEPT 8 Program.  Summer is ending,  Fall is just ahead and colonies are preparing for winter.  You have a role to play in this seasonal change.  To help you prepare for winter, we invited  John Adams, a beekeeper with 40 years of experience, to talk to you about what to expect and what you can do to help your hive investment survive the winter.  His slide show will cover the Fall/Winter hive-keeping subjects along with “How to Avoid Certain Disasters.”  A retired teacher, John is an interesting, accomplished speaker on apiary subjects that you won’t want to miss.  John started beekeeping in 1974 and formed BeeBusters in 1986.  
   Fall blooming plants like Asters, Goldenrod, Autumn Sedum and Knotweed  may provide a modicum of nectar and pollen that the hive can use for rearing new brood for a winter  that may last more than five months.   You may need to turn your hive into a bee soup kitchen to get them through the winter.  Come to our meeting and learn how to protect your  investment, save your bees and give them a head start next Spring..
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August Picnic

picnicJoin us for our annual August picnic for food, fun, and bee advice on Sunday August 14th from 2 – 4pm.  RBA members Stacey and Steve Condrey will host us at their farm Whispering Springs Farm.  As an added attraction, the Condrey’s will have some of their goat products on display.  BBQ, cole slaw, backed beans, and drinks will be provided.  Feel free to bring a side dish or dessert to share.  Also bring a lawn chair and questions and bee stories for our fellow beeks.  The farm is located at

Whispering Springs Farm                                       CELL TEL for lost folks
15181   Whispering Springs Place                                804.357.0647 
Montpelier 23192
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August Picnic! Mark your calendar!

picnicIt is time for our annual summer picnic.  Join us August 14th at 2:00 pm.  The picnic will be held at Whispering Springs Farm (off Staples Mill Rd).  I’ll post more details when I receive the information.  Check back soon!

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Got a buzzy summer?

IMG_2536Summer is a busy time of year.  So, we will take a break from our normal meeting for July to give everyone time to relax and stay cool by the pool.  We will have our annual picnic in August.  Check back later for picnic details.

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