September News: State Fair

From Bob Stapleton:

The RBA in person meeting is Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 7:00pm at Greenwood United Methodist Church located at 10040 Greenwood Rd.. Glen Allen, VA 23060.  Our speaker will be Ronnie Bolton.  His topic will be raising queens.

Due to new COVID protocol we will have to wear masks, social distance and we will still have to check temperature as you enter the fellowship hall.  We are looking forward to seeing all of you again.  

It’s time for the State Fair of VA 2021 and again this year the Richmond Beekeepers Association will be sponsoring the Virginia Beekeepers Honey Booth.  This year as in the past we will need volunteers from all of the bee associations to work the honey booth.  The State Fair of VA runs for 10 days, starting Friday, September 24th thru Sunday, October 3rd.  We need volunteers to fill two shifts a day, first shift10:00am to 4:00pm and second shift 4:00pm to close.  The second shift will close Sunday thru Thursday at 9:00pm and Friday and Saturday at 10:00pm.  The volunteer’s bee association will receive a portion of the profits made from the sale of honey and other products of the hive based on the number of shifts worked.  This is a great way to earn money for your club, also a great to meet other beekeepers in the central Virginia area. 

The State Fair of VA is located at Meadow Farm in Doswell, VA (just past Kings Dominion) in the Meadow Pavilion with other agriculture displays.  Admission tickets will be sent to each volunteer for each day worked.
To sign up to work a shift or two you need to sign up at SignUpGenius  If this link does not work for you 1. go to on your computer; 2. click on Find a Sign up; 3. go to Search for a sign up and enter email; 4. be sure to check “I’m not a robot”: if you don’t you can not continue; 5. Click search; 6. click on (red) Honey Booth Volunteers 2021 State Fair of Virginia (right side of page); 7. find day and time you would like to work and check sign up box; 8. Click Submit and Sign at the bottom of the page; 9. Fill in your contact information; 10. Click Sign up Now.  You will receive a confirmation via email with the name Nicholas Hayes.  If you would like to  volunteer but do not feel comfortable with signupgenius you can contact Nicholas Hayes at 804-801-2197 (Nicholas may be in class but will contact you as soon as he is free) or Gay Stapleton at 804-672-8408.
Just a reminder if you would like to enter your honey, beeswax and  gadgets in the open honey competition the deadline to do so is September 3rd.  Also if you have any extra honey you would like to sell at the State Fair of VA contact Bob Stapleton at 804-672-8408 or email 
Bob Stapleton,
Honey Booth Co-Chairman
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