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Queen Rearing Basics

Jim and Jerry are going to present the topic of queen rearing basics at our upcoming Zoom meeting this Thursday night. They plan to share methods with us that are appropriate for the small-time beekeeper. Jim mentioned that there is … Continue reading

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Bee Package and Queen Ordering Instructions

The information to either order bee packages or queens is in the PDF document below.

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Appeal to Members

Welcome to spring, when young (and old) people’s thoughts turn to love…of beekeeping!!For our new members, as was explained in the first session of the Beginning Beekeeper’s Course, the best number of colonies to start with is two.  Not one(you lose … Continue reading

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Informative Internet Videos

For those of you who are new to our association, we offer a resource that includes informative Internet videos. These have been contributed by our membership. They cover the gamut of the art and science of beekeeping. To find them … Continue reading

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Virginia Cooperative Extension Workshop

Sharon shared this Virginia Cooperative Workshop. Its focus it upon beekeepers with less than five years experience. To take part, you must first register. It will be a free Zoom call. Click on the following link to register. Topics will … Continue reading

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2021 NRVBA NUC Suppliers

The beekeepers on this list have all volunteered to make nucs available to beginning beekeepers, and we are grateful for their support.  However, all financial transactions are between the buyer and seller, and the NRVBA does not provide any warranty … Continue reading

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Observation Hives: A Presentation by Frank Linton of the Virginia Beekeepers Association

The Virginia State Beekeepers Association will host a presentation by Frank Linton on March 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Observing Honey Bees at Home You cannot be a good beekeeper if you don’t know much about bees. And it is … Continue reading

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Speakers’ and Topics Schedule for 2021

Below is our speakers’ and topics schedule for 2021. We appreciate those who will so graciously share their time and talents to help all of us be better beekeepers. 2021 Monthly Presentations January                Beekeeper’s Calendar            Jerry Borger February              Preventing Swarms               Fred Jones … Continue reading

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Informative Internet Videos

We have added a new resource for club members. It is entitled Informative Internet Videos. To access this resource go to the Member Resources tab. Click on it and scroll down to the Informative Internet Videos post. Click on it, … Continue reading

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Join the NRVBA or Renew Current Membership

In order to join the NRVBA or to renew your current membership, there are two options: You can send a check ($10 Individual/$15 Family) to our mailing address, which is: NRVBA PO Box 6 Pilot, VA 24138 You can send … Continue reading

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