Category Archives: NRVBA

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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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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Beekeeping field day set for May 10 in Blacksburg

NOTE: This event was canceled due to inclement weather. It will be rescheduled at a later date. New River Valley Beekeepers Association President Richard Reid, owner of Happy Hollow Honey and Apiary will host the second in a series of … Continue reading

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Pulaski queen producer to speak at May 8 meeting

Karl Hunter of Hunter Apiaries in Pulaski County will headline the May 8 New River Valley Beekeepers Association meeting with a talk about what it takes to raise queens on a larger scale. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at … Continue reading

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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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New info center for TheHive listserv users published

The New River Valley Beekeepers Association has established a dedicated information page for TheHive listserv, the association’s online discussion forum. The listserv is available to every dues-paying association member and allows beekeepers to ask and answer questions, read relevant scientific … Continue reading

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