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Zoom Video of the 11/12/2020 NRVBA Monthly Meeting

Click here to view the Zoom recording of our last members meeting.

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November 12, 2020 Meeting: Mike Palmer’s video presentation

Comb Honey Production Many of you are familiar with Mike Palmer.  Mike began beekeeping with two package hives in 1974 and now owns French Hill Apiaries at St Albans, Vermont where he annually produces over one thousand queens and manages … Continue reading

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October 8, 2020 Meeting: Dr. Marcel Durieux will present,

Honey and wound healing.   What do we really know? I am a hobby beekeeper with an interest in honey bee biology. Because of travel for medical work, I have been lucky to come into contact with beekeepers and beekeeping practices … Continue reading

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September 10, 2020 Meeting Agenda

September 10, 2020 Meeting:  Richard Reid will present: Wintering Bees in the Virginia Mountains Richard Reid is a long-time member, past President, and valued leader of the NRVBA. Richard will talk about the needs and preparation of colonies for winter, including nutrition, ventilation/insulation, … Continue reading

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August 13, 2020 NRVBA Meeting

Dr James Wilson will present: Bringing the fight to the mite: treatment options and planning in Varroa mite management. Varroa mites are the single largest threat to honey bee colonies in the United States. Dr. James Wilson, Extension Apiculturist at … Continue reading

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June 11, 2020 NRVBA Meeting Agenda

Morgan Roth will present Varroa and IPM. Morgan Roth, PhD student, Molecular Physiology and Toxicology Laboratory I graduated with my B.S. in Zoology (minor in Chemistry) from Liberty University in spring of 2017, and began my M.S. work at Virginia … Continue reading

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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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