Category Archives: NRVBA

March 14th Meeting: A practical approach to swarm prevention

“As a child, Fred Jones’s family moved 17 times before he left home for college.  So, it is understandable that his life has continued to hold many changes.  Trained as a veterinarian, he practiced as an equine vet specializing in … Continue reading

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February 14th Meeting- Catch your own free bees and place your bid in our silent auction!

There are few things a beekeeper loves more than free bees or a good deal on equipment! This month Past President Mark Chorba will present tips for catching swarms and we’ll have our silent auction in the lobby of our … Continue reading

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“So, You Want To Be A Beekeeper” Presentations, & Beginning Beekeeper’s Course

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 2019 (see dates and locations below) addressing all aspects of getting started in beekeeping (costs, … Continue reading

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November 8th Meeting – The Couvillon Lab at VT

Sadly, one of our members, Larry Larson, passed away last month. His family wants to sell all his bee-keeping equipment, so there will be a sale in the parking lot before the meeting. Information about the items and the time … Continue reading

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Tonights meeting (Oct 11th) is cancelled due to weather

October 11th Meeting: The Couvillon Lab at VT has been cancelled  

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September 13th meeting. Hunting the Feral Bee!

Hunting the Feral Bee: Kidnapping, Brain-washing, and Body Painting Before there were beekeepers there were bee hunters.  This ancient practice was all but lost until Tom Seeley revived interest in the practice with his book, “Following the Wild Bees“. Our … Continue reading

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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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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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November 12th: Apiforestation: The Future of Beekeeping

Please join the New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, November 12th at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg when Tammy Horn Ph.D. will give a presentation on  Apiforestation: The Future of Beekeeping. After growing … Continue reading

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“How Bees Make Honey” (and a club honey tasting) on September 10th

Ever wondered how honey bees actually make honey from nectar?  Or about its composition or protective systems?  These topics and more will be covered in the presentation on “How Bees Make Honey” by Virginia Tech entomology emeritus professor Dr. Richard Fell. … Continue reading

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