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April meeting: Planting for pollinators with Holly Scoggins

NRVBA member and Virginia Tech horticulture professor Holly Scoggins will talk about gardening for honey bees at our April 10 meeting. Join fellow members at 6:30 p.m. at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building, 210 Pepper Street, Christiansburg, VA. … Continue reading

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New info center for TheHive listserv users published

The New River Valley Beekeepers Association has established a dedicated information page for TheHive listserv, the association’s online discussion forum. The listserv is available to every dues-paying association member and allows beekeepers to ask and answer questions, read relevant scientific … Continue reading

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Honey bee package delivery date set

Those who have ordered honey bee packages from the New River Valley Beekeepers Association should prepare to pick them up on April 20. These are three-pound packages of Italian bees with a young queen coming from Gardner Aparies in Georgia … Continue reading

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May queen rearing & grafting workshop is FULL

The New River Valley Beekeepers Association, in cooperation with the Virginia state apiarist’s office and Virginia Tech’s entomology department will offer a day-long queen rearing workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sat., May 31. The class is now full. Richard … Continue reading

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March meeting: Dwight Porter on queen rearing

In some areas, bees have begun to bring in pollen. Despite the continued snow and cold, spring really is on its way. It’s time to start planning for the beekeeping season. The March 13 (Read the minutes from this meeting) … Continue reading

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Feb. meeting has been rescheduled

The NRVBA Executive Committee has rescheduled this month’s meeting for 6:30 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 19 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building, 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg. The talk by Russian queen breeder Dwight Porter was postponed due … Continue reading

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Queen rearing, take one, at Feb. meeting

NOTE: This meeting was canceled due to a snow storm. We are working to reschedule with Dwight for later in the spring. The Feb. 13 New River Valley Beekeepers Association meeting will feature the first in a series of speakers … Continue reading

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2014 honey bee packages for sale

The New River Valley Beekeepers Association is again this year offering honey bee packages for sale at a discount to members and at full price for nonmembers. These are # 3 packages of Italian bees with a young queen (approximately … Continue reading

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2014 officer elections to be held Jan. 9

The NRVBA will hold the first meeting of 2014 on Jan. 9 and will take up the election of officers for the coming year. Be there to cast your vote, and bring your checkbook to renew your association membership! Dues … Continue reading

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2014 Beginning Beekeeper class dates set

The New River Valley Beekeepers Association will offer its popular two-day Beginning Beekeeper class on Feb. 1 and April 5, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 220 Price Hall on the Virginia Tech campus. The Feb. 1 session will include … Continue reading

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