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Beginning Beekeeper’s Course

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 … Continue reading

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SO, YOU WANT TO BE A BEEKEEPER?!

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

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Nov. 13 meeting: Bear expert to talk about apiary protection

Join the New River Valley Beekeepers Association at 6:30 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 13 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg to learn more about protecting your bee colonies from bear damage. Andrew Trent, … Continue reading

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Bee breeding expert to speak at Oct. 9 meeting

Join the New River Valley Beekeepers Association at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 9 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg, for a talk by Adam Finkelstein, co-owner of Maryland-based VP Queen Bees. … Continue reading

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September 11 th Meeting

Please join the New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday September 11 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building, 210 Pepper St., when we will discuss what we need to do to prepare our hives for the … Continue reading

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August speaker: Decoding honey bee dances

Join the New River Valley Beekeepers Association at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building, 210 Pepper St., when Virginia Tech entomology emeritus professor Richard Fell will help us decode the amazing dance … Continue reading

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Varroa monitoring class set for July 26

Join the NRVBA at the Virginia Tech Apiary on Saturday, July 26 for a short course on methods for sampling your colonies for Varroa destructor infestation. Jackson Means, who recently successfully defended his thesis on Varroa monitoring at Virginia Tech … Continue reading

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2014 Beekeeper’s picnic set for July 12 in Blacksburg

Mark your calendar for the annual New River Valley Beekeepers Association picnic from noon-3 p.m. on Sat., July 12 at Nellie’s Cave Park in Blacksburg! The park has a walking trail, playground equipment for the kids, horseshoe pits, restrooms and a covered picnic … Continue reading

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Blacksburg beekeeping field day set for June 14

New River Valley Beekeepers Association President Richard Reid, owner of Happy Hollow Honey and Apiary will host the second in a series of informal beekeeping field days on Sat., June 14 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Hale-YMCA Community Garden at 300 … Continue reading

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June meeting to feature experts in raising local bees

Note: Read the minutes from this meeting. Join the New River Valley Beekeepers Association at 6:30 p.m. June 12 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building, 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg for an evening dedicated to the why and … Continue reading

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