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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Natives for Honeybees

Want to keep your honeybees at home and away from dangerous chemicals?  Plant natives that the honeybees will love.  Beth Farmer, owner of Garden Gate Landscape and Design will help you do just that.  She will discuss how to make a landscape your bees will love.  Plants will be available for sale.

Join us at 7:00 pm on May 9th, 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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April Meeting Will Be Sweet! Come learn about honey production

Want more honey?  But, worried about taking too much from your bees?  Our April meeting will take place on Thursday April 11th.  Dr. Rick Fells, Professor Emeritus from Virginia Tech, will talk to us about honey production.  He will discuss how to get more honey from your hive while ensuring the well being of your girls.  Dr. Fells is an amazing speaker with a vast knowledge of honeybees.  You won’t want to miss his talk.

Join us at 7:00 pm on April 11th.  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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Want free bees? Want honey?

beeframe2Who wouldn’t want free bees?!?  Come a little earlier than normal and learn how to attract swarms (free bees!) Doug Anderson and Keith White will tell you how.  Come to our meeting at 6:30 for an informative mini session on Thursday March 14th.

Are you hoping for a big honey harvest this year?  Want to know how to maximize your honey harvest?  Come hear Mike Church tell us how to do just that at 7:00 pm.

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!

Plan ahead.  April’s meeting will be held on Thursday April 11th, 2019.

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