Monthly Archives: March 2014

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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Honey bee package delivery date set

Those who have ordered honey bee packages from the New River Valley Beekeepers Association should prepare to pick them up on April 20. These are three-pound packages of Italian bees with a young queen coming from Gardner Aparies in Georgia … 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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