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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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Art in the Garden: Seasons of Bees and Blooms

Currently on display through August 31st: “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 during July and August. The show debuts … Continue reading

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NRVBA Summer Picnic Saturday 11th July Nellie’s Cave Park10:00 – 3:00

OK, it’s time to take a break from cracking open all those hives, and enjoy some summer socializing!  For those of you not familiar with Nellies Cave Park in Blacksburg, just crank this into your GPS Nellies Cave Park, 1900 … Continue reading

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June 11th: Palmerisms!

Please join the New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 11th at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg Richard Reid will present a program that consists of seven short videos by … Continue reading

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May 14th: Queen Rearing

Join the New River Valley Beekeepers Association at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 14th at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg to learn more about Queen Rearing from two of our members, Jerry Borger and Tim Service. … Continue reading

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Resources for swarm prevention and splits

Richard Reid gave an interesting presentation on swarm prevention and splits on Thursday (9th April). The presentation came from Michael Bush’s website. To access the PowerPoint presentation itself go to bushfarms.com/beespresentations.htm and click on “Swarm Prevention and Splits” on the left hand side. … Continue reading

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April 9th Meeting: Swarming and Splitting

Please join the New River Valley Beekeepers Association at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs., April 9th at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg, for a talk by NRVBA President Richard Reid about swarming and splitting. … Continue reading

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March 12th 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 March 12 meeting. Join fellow members at 6:30 p.m. at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building, 210 Pepper Street, Christiansburg, VA. Holly’s … Continue reading

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