Category Archives: NRVBA

Honey Extractor Covid-19 Policy

EXTRACTOR CHECKOUT AND USE GUIDELINES Anyone picking up the extractor should bring an individual with them to assist in loading the extractor All parties are required to wear a mask during exchanges All buckets, screens, knife, decapping tool should be washed … Continue reading

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May 14, 2020 Meeting Agenda

May 14, 2020 Meeting:  Jim Hill, NRVBA Treasurer will present:  Queen Rearing, Slightly Simplified.   Jim Hill is originally from the DC area and lived in Alaska for 30 years after being assigned there as an Air Force F-4 pilot.  Jim … Continue reading

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Hive Equipment Loans

Due to you know what (Covid-19) the board has decided to suspend all equipment loans for the time being. This includes the hive carrier, the honey extractor, and the teaching hives. When we receive further guidance from the proper authorities, … Continue reading

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April 9, 2020 Meeting

Richard Reid will present: Splits and Nucs – Expand and Sustain your Beekeeping Richard will explain the basics for sustaining your apiary using your own bees to ensure that you always have bees to work with, and in the process, … Continue reading

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March 12 Meeting

March 12, 2020 Meeting:  Fred Jones will present, “Swarms: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly” Fred is an eleven-year beekeeper who unwittingly became introduced to swarming when, in his second year of managing bees, his four hives swarmed at least … Continue reading

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February 13 Meeting

(NB) The webmaster was in Argentina the week of February meeting, and therefore was not able to post the agenda. My apologies … February 13, 2020 Meeting:   Dr Holly Scoggins presents:  Garden Plants for Bees Can a few garden … Continue reading

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January 9, 2020 Meeting:

 Jerry Borger presents, Beekeeper’s Calendar A review of what to be doing, thinking about, and looking for with your hives throughout the year, subject to weather constraints. Jerry is a Pennsylvanian by birth, spent 28 years in the Air Force, … Continue reading

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Join the New River Valley Bee Keepers’ Association

We are a dedicated and fun-loving community of beekeepers and invite you to join us. Our members are a friendly and amiable bunch comprised of both novice and veteran apiarists. So whether you are just starting out or have been … Continue reading

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So You Want to be a Beekeeper? – Great!

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, … Continue reading

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October 10th Meeting: Observation Hive with Josh Wolfer

Notes from Josh: I have been a beekeeper since the spring of 2017. I began with 2 packages and several weeks later started my observation hive with a supersedure cell from one of them. I have had bees in it … Continue reading

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