Category Archives: beekeeper education

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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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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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 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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2014 new beekeeper info sessions set

The New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association will present “So, You Want To Be a Beekeeper” sessions at regional library branches in January 2014 addressing all aspects of getting started in beekeeping (costs, equipment needed, time required, procedures for acquiring and … Continue reading

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Oct. 10 meeting: Preparing hives for winter

We will meet Thurs., Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Montgomery County Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg. This month we will discuss techniques for preparing hives to survive the coming winter – a major challenge for … Continue reading

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Honey bee health speaker set for Sept. meeting

Allison Reeves, a Masters of Science in the Life Sciences major in Virginia Tech’s entomology department will give a report on her honey bee health research project at the NRVBA’s Sept. 12 meeting. Reeves describes her project thusly: “My research … Continue reading

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3rd Annual Hokie Bug Fest, October 19th

On Oct. 19, Virginia Tech is sponsoring the  3rd Annual Hokie Bug Fest, and organizers have requested that the NRVBA run a display and information table, as the organization has done in  years past. The club’s table has had big crowds … Continue reading

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