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Summer Picnic, July 23rd 2016 at Nellie’s Cave Park, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

OK, it’s time to sign up for the summer picnic, and  take a break from cracking open all those hives.  For those of you not familiar with Nellies Cave Park in Blacksburg, just crank this into your GPS : Nellies Cave Park, 1900 … Continue reading

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Next Field Day: June 23rd at 5:30pm

The next field day at the association’s beeyard will be held on Thursday evening, 23rd June, at 5:30 p.m. We are trying to vary the day and time of these field days so that everyone will have a chance to … Continue reading

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June 9th Meeting: Honey Extraction Techniques

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday 9th June at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg  when long time member Jerry Borger will discuss honey extraction techniques. Jerry will briefly introduce production of various … Continue reading

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May 12th Meeting: “Honeybee House Hunting”

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday 12th May at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg  when Dr  Marcel Durieux will give a talk on Honeybee House Hunting. This talk is based on Professor Tom Seeley’s book … Continue reading

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April Meeting: Dwight Porter on Queen Rearing

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday 14th April at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg  when South Carolina-based Russian queen and bee breeder Dwight Porter of Porter Farm Honey Bees will talk about his queen … Continue reading

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March Meeting: Raising Queens

Please join the New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 10th 2016 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg . Long-time NRVBA member Jerry Borger will give two queen-related presentations, both appropriate even for … Continue reading

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February 11th Meeting: Nucs and Splits

Please join the New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 11th 2016 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg when Richard Reid, NRVBA Past President will talk on “Nucs and Splits- Expansion Model … Continue reading

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2016 Bee Packages for Sale

Bee packages for 2016 are now for sale. Prices are $100 for members, $110 for non-members. To order bee packages, go to our website https://nrvba.org/. Click on ‘For Members’ on the menu bar, and select ‘Bee Packages’. The direct link is  … Continue reading

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January 14th 2016: Bee Toxicology

Please join the New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, January 14th 2016 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg when Jen Williams, Masters student will give a presentation on “Bee Toxicology and Observations Regarding … Continue reading

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Beginning Beekeeper’s Course 2016

Members of the New River Valley Beekeepers’Association will present a Beginning Beekeeper’s Course at 220 Price Hall on the Virginia Tech Campus, Blacksburg, VA. The course covers everything a beginner needs to know to start keeping honey bees, and lasts … Continue reading

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