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May 10th Meeting – Yard Sale plus Jerry Borger on Cutouts

After one of the most extended winters in recent memory, we are finally beginning to see some warm days and our bees are responding robustly.  Many of us are rebuilding after heavy winter losses. The first group of packages have … Continue reading

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April 12th Meeting- Feeding Colonies

Feeding time at the zoo bee yard. 2018 is providing us with yet another cold, wet spring.  Snow is in the forecast for Saturday and Monday.  Eventually the nectar flow will begin, however, and packages will arrive at the end … Continue reading

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March 8th Meeting: Splits and Nucs

Creating New Colonies: A Necessity for Successful Beekeeping Today Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday 8th March 2018 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg . The heavy winter losses sustained this year … Continue reading

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February 8th Meeting: Understanding Swarms

As I write this announcement I am looking out the window at a forested mountainside and see that the buds on the soft maples are beginning to swell and turn red.  As difficult as this winter has been, spring is … Continue reading

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Bee Packages 2018

The NRVBA will be selling package bees for $110 to members, $120 for non-members.  The member price is just a few dollars over our cost. Dadant is selling them for $105 if you pick them up at their facility in … Continue reading

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January 11th 2018 meeting

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday 11th January 2018 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg .  For our first meeting of 2018 we are fortunate to have Tim Service as our speaker. … Continue reading

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Introducing the NRVBA President for 2018: Fred Jones

President-elect Fred Jones would like to share with you his vision for the NRVBA in 2018: As president-elect of the NRVBA I would like to introduce myself and give a brief summary of what to expect in 2018. To begin, … Continue reading

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“So, You Want To Be A Beekeeper” Presentations, 2018

“So, You Want To Be A Beekeeper” Presentations, 2018 and Beginning Beekeeper’s Course, 2018 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 2018 (see … Continue reading

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No December Meeting

As usual there will be no meeting of the New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association in December. The next meeting will be on Thursday January 11th at 6:30 pm Don’t forget to renew your membership for 2018!  Only $10 for individuals, … Continue reading

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November 9th meeting: Wintering Your Colonies

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday 9th November at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg when NRVBA member and past president Richard Reid will talk about preparing colonies for winter, how to salvage drawn comb, capped … Continue reading

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