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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Keith Tignor to discuss beekeeper liability

There are some new laws concerning beekeeping in Virginia.  Keith Tignor, our state apiarist and favorite presenter, will keep us up to date.  Join us Thursday May 10th, 2018.

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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April Meeting Brings Rick Fell

Many of you know Virginia Tech entomology emeritus professor Richard Fell is a wonderful speaker with an amazing knowledge of honeybees.  Rick will share some of his knowledge with us on April 12th.  His topic is queen rearing.  Even if you are a new-bee this is a fascinating topic you won’t want to miss! It may inspire you to take the next step into 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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Move In Day Coming Soon

Soon it will be time to install your packages!  Will you be ready to get 7,000 bees and their queen moved into their new home?  Join us on Thursday March 8th as RD Radford shows us how to easily and safely get the job done.  RD has an amazing amount of knowledge about bees and is a great presenter.  Even if you have installed packages before you will want to come by for a refresher.  You will probably learn something new!

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: Swarm Control

Even though we beekeepers look forward to spring when our bees become active again there is something we all both seek out and fear.  SWARMS!  Come to our meeting on Thursday February 8th to meet Mike Church from King George county.  He will talk to us about managing swarms.  This is a skill all beekeepers need to know.

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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