March 9th Meeting: Swarms, Splits and Nucs

Swarms, splits and nucs: Management from a hobbyist’s perspective.

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday 9th March at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg when NRVBA member Bob Whiton will talk about managing swarms, and making splits and nucs. Maintaining a small apiary is difficult as the beekeeper is annually faced with either disastrous losses or an unmanageable surplus of bees. Nucs provide the flexibility needed to stabilize the backyard apiary without large investments of money or space.

Bob has kept two or three hives in his back yard for 11 years without treatments.

 

We will have our monthly beekeeper raffle and a “what should you be doing with your hives this month” discussion, and discuss new wording for our bylaws.

Please consider bringing a snack or drink to share.

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