Welcome Beekeepers!

The New River Valley Beekeepers Association was founded in 1998 to aid local beekeepers in managing their hives through outreach, education and networking. Monthly meetings are held throughout the year to provide information and foster relationships.

Visitors and guests are welcome at meetings, held the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building, 210 Pepper Street St., Christiansburg, VA. A picnic is held in July instead of a meeting, and no meeting is held in December.

Have a question or a beekeeping issue? Contact one of our officers for help.

Program for 2016

January 14th:  Jen Williams, Masters student will give a presentation on “Bee Toxicology.

February 11th: Richard Reid – Nucs and Splits.

March 10th: Jerry Borger – Raising Queens for pennies.

April 14th: Dwight Porter – Queen rearing.

May 12th: Marcel Dureiux, UVA Medical Faculty: “Honeybee House Hunting”.

June 9th: Jerry Borger – Honey Extraction Techniques.

July 23 (Saturday) :  10 am – 3 pm Picnic at Nellie’s Cave Park, Blacksburg.

August 11th: James M. Wilson PhD Candidate Department of Entomology , review of his honey bee research.

September 8th : Mark Chorba – topic to be determined.

October 13th: Sue Hossack – How to Make Creamed Honey, plus  Honey Tasting.

November 10th: Marcel Dureiux, UVA Medical Faculty –  “From ‘appropriate technology’ to ‘balanced beekeeping’: a history of the top bar hive.