Category Archives: beekeeper education

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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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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