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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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February 12th Meeting: Introduction to Top Bar Hive Beekeeping

Join the New River Valley Beekeepers Association at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 12th at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg to learn more about Top Bar Beekeeping Our own Tonia Moxley will be discussing why she … Continue reading

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January 8th Meeting

Join the New River Valley Beekeepers Association at 6:30 p.m., Thurs., January 8th 2015 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg . A 30 minute video of Ann Harman speaking at The National Honey Show … Continue reading

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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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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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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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