“So, You Want To Be A Beekeeper” Presentations, & Beginning Beekeeper’s Course

Members of the New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association (NRVBA) will present “So, You Want To Be  a Beekeeper” sessions at regional library branches in January 2019 (see dates and locations below) addressing all aspects of getting started in beekeeping (costs, equipment needed, time required, procedures for acquiring and keeping bees, expectations for honey harvest, etc.)  Presentations last approximately one hour and are free.  No sign-up or pre-registration required.  Address questions to Jerry Borger, 540-382-1798.

Schedule of presentations:

Saturday 5 January at 1:30 pm
Jessie Peterman Library
321 West Main Street
Sunday 20 January at 1:30 pm
Meadowbrook Public Library
267 Alleghany Spring Road
Saturday 19 January at 1:30 pm
Christiansburg Library
125 Sheltman Street
Saturday 26 January at 1:30 pm
Blacksburg Library
200 Miller Street
Saturday 12 January at 10:30 am (note: time is different from
other presentations)
Free Memorial Public Library
300 Giles Ave Dublin

Those interested will be able to sign up for a Beginning Beekeeper’s Course in person at one of the sessions described above or on-line at nrvba.org/bbc2019/ The course lasts two Saturdays, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, 9 February and 13 April 2019.  Cost is $60 per student and includes a beginner’s book, course materials, and lunch; $30 for additional family members who share the book and course materials. The course will be held at 220 Price Hall on the Virginia Tech Campus and will include (weather permitting) a hands-on session in the NRVBA apiary. Seating is limited and pre-registration not later than 31 January 2019 is mandatory.  Registration will close on 31 January or when the class is full.  Address questions to Jerry Borger, 540-382-1798.


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