September 13th meeting. Hunting the Feral Bee!

Hunting the Feral Bee: Kidnapping, Brain-washing, and Body Painting

Before there were beekeepers there were bee hunters.  This ancient practice was all but lost until Tom Seeley revived interest in the practice with his book, “Following the Wild Bees“. Our program will cover Seeley’s methods for tracking the locations of feral colonies.  Join us to discover the tools and methods used in this fascinating pursuit.

Please join us on Thursday 13th September 2018 at 6:30pm at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg to hear this presentation.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE SALE OF THE REST OF JACK PRICE’S EQUIPMENT BEFORE THE MEETING, AT 5:00 PM IN THE PARKING LOT.

NRVBA SEPTEMBER 2018 Meeting Agenda

-Business:

-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!

-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:

  • 12 ea one-lb invertible, dripless honey jars
  • 1 non-electric de-capping knife
  • 1 pair leather gloves, sz Lg
  • 1 Ten-frame medium super, unassembled
  • 10 ea deep frames and wax foundation (unassembled)

-Featured Presentation: Hunting the Feral Bee: Kidnapping, Brain-washing, and Body Painting! by Fred Jones.

-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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