January 2017 meeting on Thursday 12th

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday 12th January at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg when Mark Bennett from Dadant in Chatham, VA will be our speaker.  He’ll be discussing what’s new in beekeeping equipment, what equipment/supplies to consider for gearing up for spring, items for queen-rearing, and perhaps a few sideline areas, like candle and soap-making.

If you’re planning on doing some splits for the first time this year, or maybe raising some queens, etc., you might want to consider ordering a nuc box or two, or maybe a queen hotel or doublescreen.  Or perhaps you just need regular woodenware.

He’ll be bringing his van, so if you would like to place an order for any beekeeping supplies, call the Dadant Chatham number, (877-220-8325), place your order and ask that Mark bring it with him–no shipping charge.  He should have it available for pickup a few (~about 15) minutes before our meeting starts.

We will also have our monthly beekeeper raffle and a “what should you be doing with your hives this month” discussion.

Please consider bringing a snack or drink to share.

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