June 14th Meeting: Greed in the Apiary: Robbing

As our nectar flow begins to slow, new management considerations come into play in our apiaries.  This month we will present a panel of veteran beekeepers who will discuss strategies on how to prevent the devastating phenomenon called “robbing”. There will be a video of robbing behavior for those who have never seen it and ideas on how to stop it if it does occur.  In addition the panel will give some insights into the growing problem of small hive beetles.

Please join us on Thursday 14th June 2018 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg to hear this presentation.

NRVBA June 2018 Meeting Agenda


  • Treasurer’s report
  • Apiary  report
  • Logo Committee: Announcement of winning logo
  • Picnic: Sunday July 29, 10am – dark @ Nellies Cave Park
  • Delivery of Tim Service queens (after meeting)

-What you should be doing with your bees

-Fred’s Follies:

What you should have learned at last month’s meeting had you been paying attention!

-Featured Speaker: Panel on Robbing/Small Hive Beetles

  1. Bob Whiton
  2. Mark Chorba
  3. Richard Reid

The Buffalo Jack Raffle: Note, there will be no intermission. Buy your tickets before the meeting or, quietly, any time during the meeting in the back of the room. Items will include:

  • 10 medium frames with plastic foundation; assembled
  • Nuc hive top feeder; plastic
  • Smoker (From Jack, almost new)
  • 10 frame deep box; unassembled
  • 10 frame queen excluder

Close of formal meeting and, for many, the beginning of the “real” meeting. Join in for socializing, refreshments, and a time for asking questions.  Please consider bringing a snack or beverage to share.

-Fred Jones, NRVBA President.

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