January 9, 2020 Meeting:

 Jerry Borger presents, Beekeeper’s Calendar

A review of what to be doing, thinking about, and looking for with your hives throughout the year, subject to weather constraints.

Jerry is a Pennsylvanian by birth, spent 28 years in the Air Force, and retired to southwestern Virginia in 2004.  He began beekeeping in 2006 and currently has 11 full-sized hives and 10 double-deep nucs.  He is a two-year past president of the New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association and has managed the Association’s Beginning Beekeeper’s Course for the past nine years. In addition to raising a few nucs and “mini-nucs” to sell each year, he takes honey bees out of buildings, and also sells a couple products he makes from beeswax. He is a big fan of trying new things, particularly enjoys playing with queen castles, and continues to look for new and exciting mistakes to make with his bees.

Please join us on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg

Meeting Agenda


  • Bylaws and Handbook revision
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Apiary report
  • So, You Want to Be a Beekeeper?
  • Beginning Beekeepers Course

-What you should be doing with your bees:  Tips and ideas from     successful Association members.

– Featured Presentation:  Jerry Borger

-The Buffalo Jack Raffle: Please note: there will be no intermission so buy your tickets before the meeting or, quietly, any time during the meeting in the back of the room.   

-Close of formal meeting.  Join in for socializing, refreshments, and a time for asking questions.  Please consider bringing a snack or beverage to share.

-Emory B. Altizer, NRVBA President

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