February 12th Meeting: Introduction to Top Bar Hive Beekeeping

top bar broodJoin 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 chose top bars, the hive design she builds and some tips for getting started.

Tonia is going into her fourth year as a beekeeper, She has overseen a total of about 15 colonies, passed the first level of the Virginia Master Beekeepers certification and passed Dr Rick Fell’s Honey Bees and Beekeeping course at Virginia Tech (A big accomplishment). She has been a member of NRVBA for going on four years and has been program director for 2.5 years, As program director she brought big name beekeepers (Michael Bush and Larry Connor) to the NRV and has given talks on beekeeping and pollinators to community groups around the area.

top bar winterIn addition to Tonia’s talk, we’ll have the monthly equipment raffle and a discussion of managing colonies through the winter.

Please bring a drink or snack to share.

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