“So, You Want To Be A Beekeeper” Presentations, 2020
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 2020 (see dates and locations below) addressing all aspects of getting started in beekeeping (costs, equipment needed, time required, procedures for acquiring and keeping bees, expectations for honey harvest, etc.) Presentations last approximately one hour and are free. Address any questions to Jerry Borger, 540-557-7789.
Saturday, 11 January at 1:30 pm Sunday, 12 January at 1:30 pm
Christiansburg Library Meadowbrook Public Library
125 Sheltman Street 267 Alleghany Spring Road
Saturday, 11 January at 10:30 am (note: time is different from other
Free Memorial Public Library presentations)
300 Giles Ave
Sunday, 19 January at 1:30 pm Sunday, 26 January at 1:30 pm
Jessie Peterman Library Blacksburg Library
321 West Main Street 200 Miller Street
Beginning Beekeeper’s Course, 2020
Those interested will be able to sign up for a Beginning Beekeeper’s Course in person at one of the sessions described above or on-line at nrvba.org. The course lasts two Saturdays, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, 8 February and 11 April 2020. Cost is $60 per student and includes a beginner’s book, course materials, and lunch; $30 for additional family members who share the book and course materials. The course will be held at 220 Price Hall on the Virginia Tech Campus and will include (weather permitting) a hands-on session in the NRVBA apiary. Seating is limited and pre-registration not later than 31 January 2020 is mandatory. Click this link to reserve your spot: https://app.loveadmin.com/EventsLink/394dd2a26f81b362bd0823b8235785bf.htm. Registration will close on 31 January or when the class is full, whichever comes first! Address questions to Jerry Borger, 540-557-7789.