Category Archives: NRVBA

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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Last Week to View Buzzing Bee Images

Currently on display through August 28th: “Seasons of Bees and Blooms” with NRVBA member Deana B. Marion The Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion is buzzing with big, colorful bee images by Deana B Marion until August 28th at 10 a.m. The … Continue reading

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August 13th, Varroa Mite Monitoring

Please join the New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, August 13th at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg when Jackson Means will talk on varroa mite monitoring. Monitoring is the first step … Continue reading

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Art in the Garden: Seasons of Bees and Blooms

Currently on display through August 31st: “Seasons of Bees and Blooms” with NRVBA member Deana B. Marion The Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion is buzzing with big, colorful bee images by Deana B Marion during July and August. The show debuts … Continue reading

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June 11th: Palmerisms!

Please join the New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 11th at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg Richard Reid will present a program that consists of seven short videos by … Continue reading

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April 9th Meeting: Swarming and Splitting

Please join the New River Valley Beekeepers Association at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs., April 9th at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg, for a talk by NRVBA President Richard Reid about swarming and splitting. … Continue reading

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