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February 11th Meeting: Nucs and Splits

Please join the New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 11th 2016 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg when Richard Reid, NRVBA Past President will talk on “Nucs and Splits- Expansion Model … Continue reading

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2016 Bee Packages for Sale

Bee packages for 2016 are now for sale. Prices are $100 for members, $110 for non-members. To order bee packages, go to our website http://nrvba.org/. Click on ‘For Members’ on the menu bar, and select ‘Bee Packages’. The direct link is  … Continue reading

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January 14th 2016: Bee Toxicology

Please join the New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, January 14th 2016 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg when Jen Williams, Masters student will give a presentation on “Bee Toxicology and Observations Regarding … Continue reading

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Beginning Beekeeper’s Course 2016

Members of the New River Valley Beekeepers’Association will present a Beginning Beekeeper’s Course at 220 Price Hall on the Virginia Tech Campus, Blacksburg, VA. The course covers everything a beginner needs to know to start keeping honey bees, and lasts … Continue reading

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November 12th: Apiforestation: The Future of Beekeeping

Please join the New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, November 12th at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg when Tammy Horn Ph.D. will give a presentation on  Apiforestation: The Future of Beekeeping. After growing … Continue reading

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So, You Want To Be A Beekeeper? 2016 Sessions

How much does it cost? How much honey will I get? Can I make beeswax candles? How much time does it take? Won’t the neighbors object? Is honey really as good for you as they say? How important are honey … Continue reading

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October 8th. Honey and Wound Healing

Please join the New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 8th at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg when Dr Marcel Durieux will talk  on “Honey and Wound Healing: What Do We Really Know”. … Continue reading

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“How Bees Make Honey” (and a club honey tasting) on September 10th

Ever wondered how honey bees actually make honey from nectar?  Or about its composition or protective systems?  These topics and more will be covered in the presentation on “How Bees Make Honey” by Virginia Tech entomology emeritus professor Dr. Richard Fell. … Continue reading

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Last Week to View Buzzing Bee Images

Currently on display through August 28th: “Seasons of Bees and Blooms” with NRVBA member Deana B. Marion The Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion is buzzing with big, colorful bee images by Deana B Marion until August 28th at 10 a.m. The … Continue reading

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August 13th, Varroa Mite Monitoring

Please join the New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, August 13th at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg when Jackson Means will talk on varroa mite monitoring. Monitoring is the first step … Continue reading

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