Category Archives: NRVBA

Join the NRVBA or Renew Current Membership

In order to join the NRVBA or to renew your current membership, there are two options: You can send a check ($10 Individual/$15 Family) to our mailing address, which is: NRVBA PO Box 6 Pilot, VA 24138 You can send … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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