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November 10th Meeting: “A History of Top Bar Hives”

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday 10th November at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg  when Dr  Marcel Durieux will give a talk “From ‘appropriate technology’ to ‘balanced beekeeping’: a history of the top … Continue reading

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Beginning Beekeeper’s Course

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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October 13th: Honey Tasting

Please join us at the next meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday October 13th at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg  when   member and NRVBA Secretary Sue Hossack will give directions for making creamed … Continue reading

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September 8th meeting: The AZ Hive

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday September 8th  at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg  when long-time member and past-president Mark Chorba will talk about “The AZ Hive- Beekeeping from another point of … Continue reading

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August 11th Meeting: Learning About Risk from Well-Trained Bees

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday August 11th  at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg  when PhD candidate James M. Wilson will talk about “Learning About Risk from Well-Trained Bees.” Pesticide risk to non-target … Continue reading

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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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