Time for Vacation! No meeting this month.

img_2766Summer has all of us busy as…well…bees!  With everyone going off on vacation we traditionally don’t have a meeting in August.  Check back later for information about our summer picnic.

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Got Blue Ribbon Honey?

Bob Gibson will tell us how to enter our award winning bee products in the State Fair.  It will be here before you know it!  Bob has many years experience working with the State Fair.  He will walk us through the ins and outs of getting your honey, candles, and honey frames before the judges.  A blue ribbon is just another sweet reward for beekeeping.

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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Keith Tignor Knows About Pests!

Keith Tignor, our state apiarist, knows about pests – honeybee pests that is.  And he will share his knowledge of how to handle them at our May meeting.  Join us on Thursday May 11th  to learn how to keep those pesky pests at bay.

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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Dr. Rick Fell to talk about swarms at our April meeting

If you have ever attended a talk by Dr. Rick Fell, entomology  professor from Virginia Tech you know that your brain will be full of new bee information by the end of the evening.  Don’t miss this chance to hear Dr. Fell talk about swarm biology on Thursday April 13th.

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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Wish Your Bees Spent More Time At Home?

img_2766Do you worry about your bees when they leave home?  Are you worried they might be getting into poison in someone else’s yard?  You may want to consider planting more bee friendly plants in your yard to entice them to stay closer to home.  And you definitely will want to come to our March 9th meeting.  Elizabeth Farmer from Garden Gate Landscape and Design will discuss native plants that your bees and other pollinators will love.

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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February Meeting – Making Splits

photo (3)We all hope our bees will grow and prosper this spring.  RD Radford will explain how and why to make splits from your own hives.  RD has been beekeeping for many years and is a great presenter.  Join us for our February meeting on Thursday the 9th at 7:00 pm and learn this valuable skill that all beekeepers need to know.

Our meetings are open to everyone and  are held at the Greenwood Methodist Church at 10040 Greenwood Road in Northside Glen Allen.

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Winter is the time for getting ready

beeframeWith the bees all hunkered down in their hives (well most days) it is time to get ready for growth in the spring.  You will want to have all of your equipment put together when your bees need it.  Andy Westrich, a beekeeper from Hampton Va will provide a workshop on building frames during our January meeting.  Plan to join us on Thursday January 12th at 7:00 pm.

We will meet at our new location at Greenwood United Methodist Church 10040 Greenwood Rd in Glen Allen.  There’s plenty of parking!

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