Pollinator Protection Plan

keith-tignor-webBe sure to join us for our May meeting on Thursday 12th.  Our state Apiarist, Keith Tignor, will talk about the Pollinator Protection Plan and best  management practices.  This is a topic all beekeepers will want to know about.

Our meetings are held at the Martin’s Grocery in the Cross Ridge 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. and are open to everyone.  We hope to see you there!

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Spring means swarms!

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Swarm in tree

There is nothing better than finding a swarm of bees!  Unless they are your bees that are looking for another home.  Paul Hodge, former president of the Ashland Beekeepers, will tell us how to prevent our honeybees from moving out and what to do if you find a swarm.  Join us for our April meeting on Thursday April 14th at 7:00 pm.

Our meetings are held at the Martin’s Grocery in the Cross Ridge 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. and are open to everyone.  We hope to see you there!

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Spring is coming!

nectarclose2We hope you enjoyed the March meeting on installing packages and feel ready to get your hives started.  Our next meeting will be Thursday April 14th.  I will let you know who the speaker will be as soon as I know.  Check back soon.

Our meetings are held at the Martin’s Grocery in the Cross Ridge 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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March Meeting: Installing Bees

DSC_3004MARCH 10 PROGRAM:  Many of our members, especially new members, will be installing packages of bees about three weeks from now as the 2016 season gets underway.  We have called on member Ronnie Bolton to demonstrate how to install in an empty hive a package of 3 pounds of bees with a queen..  This will be a hands-on demonstration (minus the live hive tenants) using hive equipment.  New beekeepers will be especially interested in this comprehensive presentation.  Ronnie has been keeping bees for some 35 years and currently has four hives at his Hanover County home.  He’s a multi-faceted fellow, guitar player,  ham radio operator WG4U, a bank IT guru, an entertaining speaker and former president of the Ashland Beekeepers Association.

Our 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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February meeting: Getting Ready for Spring

keeperNow is the time to think about spring and your bees.  Andy Westrich of Hampton Apiary will discuss making splits and swarm control – two skills any beekeeper needs to have.  He will also have equipment available.  Please contact him at Andy@HamptonApiary.com before February 9th to place an order.  He will deliver your order to our meeting on Thursday February 11th.  No shipping cost!!

Our 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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New Year! New Meeting Location!

Well weDSC_3004 did it!  We out-grew our nice meeting location at the Friends Meeting House.  Starting with our January meeting on Thursday 14th, our meetings will be 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.  Our meetings will begin at 7:00 pm.  More information will be available shortly about this month’s meeting topic.

 

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Holiday Party December 10th

santabeeOur December meeting is our annual Christmastime party and mixer offering members, especially newer ones,  an opportunity to ask all those questions that did not get answered during the year while enjoying  the dinner which is free for all members.   The club provides plenty of chicken and a couple of side dishes.  Usually, members bring a “covered” side dish or dessert to share. Your contribution will be most welcome.  It will be very helpful if you can send an email to Kelly.OToole@Verizon.net and let her know if you will attend and if so, what dish you might take.  Join us Thursday Dec. 10th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. at the Friends Meeting House.    The Meeting House is conveniently located at 4500 Kensington Ave. Richmond Virginia 23221.  Click here for a map.  Hope to see you there!

Please be sure to park only on Commonwealth Ave.  The neighbors of the Meeting House will thank you.

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