The NRVBA speakers for 2018 thus far have drawn from local and regional beekeepers. For our August meeting we are fortunate to host someone with a broader view of beekeeping than what we typically provide. Dana Stahlman will be discussing IPM (integrated pest management) among other subjects.
Stahlman is a fourth generation beekeeper who resides in Ohio. He is a certified Master Beekeeper through EAS (Eastern Apicultural Society) and former professional beekeeper having experience in both migratory beekeeping and queen rearing. He was the founder of the Ohio Queen Project, has kept bees in Ohio and Georgia, and has been awarded Ohio Beekeeper of the Year in 1997 and the prestigious Ohio Beekeeper Lifetime Achievement Award. Additionally he is the author of “Beekeeping 101”, a handbook for beginning beekeepers.
Please join us on Thursday 9th August 2018 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg to hear this presentation.
NRVBA August 2018 Meeting Agenda
- Apiary report
- Treasurer’s report
- Logo committee progress
- EAS meeting August 13th-17th
- Heritage Day August 25th at Montgomery County Museum
- Mite-A-Thon September 8th through 15th
- Hokie Bug Fest October 20th
-What you should be doing with your bees
What you should have learned at last month’s meeting had you been paying attention!
-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-frame deep box (unassembled)
- 10 medium GTGB frames with plastic foundation (unassembled)
- Square cutter for cut comb honey
- One dozen 110 ml hexagonal honey jars
- Flour sack towel with printed bees/ insect jewelry/Queen bee lavender sachet
-Featured Speaker: Dana Stahlman
-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.