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July means it’s Picnic Time!

It’s sweet summer and time to hang out with friends.   We are continuing our series of useful topics by  honey bee experts.  On Sunday July 15 starting at 2 pm, we will have an outdoor picnic at which Bob Stapleton … Continue reading

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June Meeting Dr. Dewey Caron: History of Queening

Our June 14th meeting will be one not to miss!  Dr. Dewey Caron will discuss “The history of queening and the differences in ‘races of bees.”  Dr. Caron  is Emeritus Professor of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, & … Continue reading

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Keith Tignor to discuss beekeeper liability

There are some new laws concerning beekeeping in Virginia.  Keith Tignor, our state apiarist and favorite presenter, will keep us up to date.  Join us Thursday May 10th, 2018. As always our meetings begin at 7:00 pm and are open … Continue reading

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April Meeting Brings Rick Fell

Many of you know Virginia Tech entomology emeritus professor Richard Fell is a wonderful speaker with an amazing knowledge of honeybees.  Rick will share some of his knowledge with us on April 12th.  His topic is queen rearing.  Even if you are … Continue reading

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Move In Day Coming Soon

Soon it will be time to install your packages!  Will you be ready to get 7,000 bees and their queen moved into their new home?  Join us on Thursday March 8th as RD Radford shows us how to easily and … Continue reading

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February Meeting: Swarm Control

Even though we beekeepers look forward to spring when our bees become active again there is something we all both seek out and fear.  SWARMS!  Come to our meeting on Thursday February 8th to meet Mike Church from King George … Continue reading

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January Meeting Welcome Richard Rogers from Bayer Bee Care Center

This January 11th we welcome Richard Rogers who is the top entomologist and manager of the Bayer Bee Care Center.  He will talk about “Honey Bee Health Challenges and Practical Steps to Take in the Process to Achieve a Sustainable … Continue reading

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