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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New Year! New Meeting Location!

img_2221Mark your calendar for Thursday January 12th when we will meet at our new location Greenwood Methodist Church at 10040 Greenwood Road in Northside Glen Allen.  There is plenty of parking so plan to join us.  I don’t know what the topic will be yet but I’m sure we will all learn something from our fellow beekeepers.  Meeting starts at 7:00 pm.

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Party Time!

santabeeIt is time to get in the holiday spirit.  Our annual Holiday Party will be held on Thursday December 8th from 7:00 – 9:00 at Kelly O’Toole’s house (see address below).  There will be no meeting this month.  Please feel free to bring a side dish to share.  Chicken, drinks, and paper products will be provided.  Please email Kelly if you plan to attend so she can have a “head-count.”  Hope to see you there!

Kelly’s address:   5249 Turning Branch Way , Glen Allen, 23059.   804.334.8765
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mail address: kelly.otoole@verizon.net

 

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Annual December Holiday Party

santabeeEach December RBA hosts a holiday party instead of a regular meeting.  This year our party will be at Kelly O’Toole’s Glen Allen home.  I will post details as soon as I get them.  So stay tuned!

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November Meeting: Fall Feeding and Prep

IMG_2536On Thursday November 10th Mike Sandbridge will discuss important information about feeding your bees this time of year to get them through the winter.  Mike has his own bee business and pollination service.  You will want to join us to learn from his many years of experience.

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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