Bee Prepared for Winter

Winter will get here eventually and we want to be sure our bees are ready. Our speaker for our November meeting will be Brad Shaw from Gentle Bee Apiaries, Verona, VA. He will be sharing his methods of keeping bees alive over winter. Be sure to join us on Thursday November 14th at 7:00 pm. As usual, we will meet at Greenwood Methodist Church (see right side bar for map details).

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Field Trip to Black Heath Meadery!

Our October meeting will be at Black Heath Meadery on Thursday October 10th, 2019 at 7:00 pm. The owner Bill  Cavender with show us the process for making mead and then we get to have a sample! Yum! Join us at the meadery at 2004 Dabney Road, Richmond, Virginia  23230.

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Open Mic Night

Come and hear how your fellow beekeepers are doing with their hives. Got a good story? Got a question? Got an answer? Come and share or just listen during our Open Mic Night at our next meeting on Thursday September 12, 2019. Meeting starts at 7:00 pm. All RBA meetings are open to the public so don’t worry if you don’t have bees yet. Hope to see you there! (See meeting location in the right side bar)

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State Fair Sign Up Time!

It is hard to believe but the State Fair will be here soon! For us that means it is time to sign up to work the beekeeper booth at the state fair! Have lots of fun educating the public about the importance of honeybees, do honey tastings, and sell honey. And you get in the fair for free! It is a sweet time! Use the Sign Up Genius site link below to reserve your time.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090548aaad2aa46-honey

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Time to treat for Mites!

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Join us on Thursday August 8th at 7:00 pm.  at Greenwood Methodist Church (see direction on the right). One of our favorite speakers, state apiarist Keith Tignor as he will lead us through the crucial process of treating for mites.  If you want your hives to survive the winter, come and hear his talk.  As always, our meetings are open to the public even if you don’t have bees yet. Hope to see you there!

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Summer Hot Topic: Bayer and Beekeeping

You won’t want to miss our next meeting on Thursday July 11th at 7 pm.  Dick Rogers from Bayer (yes, the one that bought Monsanto) will be our speaker.  He will update us on the Bayer Bee Care Program and discuss “new normals” in beekeeping.  He will share information on current research and offer suggestions for keeping bees alive in a changing environment.  Mark your calendar!

Join us at 7:00 pm on July 11, 2019.  All meetings 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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Hot topic: Pesticides

IMG_2767Our speaker for June 13th with be Liza Fleeson Trossbach with Office of Pesticide Management  concerning pesticide regulation in the State of Virginia.  This is a very hot topic that concerns every beekeeper.  Come and get informed!

Join us at 7:00 pm on June 13th, 2019.  All meetings 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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