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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