Category Archives: speakers

June 14th Meeting: Greed in the Apiary: Robbing

As our nectar flow begins to slow, new management considerations come into play in our apiaries.  This month we will present a panel of veteran beekeepers who will discuss strategies on how to prevent the devastating phenomenon called “robbing”. There … 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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April 12th Meeting- Feeding Colonies

Feeding time at the zoo bee yard. 2018 is providing us with yet another cold, wet spring.  Snow is in the forecast for Saturday and Monday.  Eventually the nectar flow will begin, however, and packages will arrive at the end … Continue reading

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March 8th Meeting: Splits and Nucs

Creating New Colonies: A Necessity for Successful Beekeeping Today Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday 8th March 2018 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg . The heavy winter losses sustained this year … Continue reading

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January 11th 2018 meeting

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday 11th January 2018 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg .  For our first meeting of 2018 we are fortunate to have Tim Service as our speaker. … Continue reading

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May 11th: Honey bee diseases and pests

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday 11th May at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg when  Virginia Tech entomology emeritus professor Dr. Richard Fell will discuss honey bee diseases and pests. We will have our … Continue reading

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April 13th Meeting: Hardy Survivor Stock

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday 13th April at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg when Judge O’Hanlon from West Virginia will talk about producing queens and hardy  survivor stock. Dan O’Hanlon has been a beekeeper & … Continue reading

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February 9th meeting: Building your own hives

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday 9th February at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg when NRVBA members Richard Reid, Jim Hill, Glenn Buss and Jerry Borger will show us various aspects of woodenware … Continue reading

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January 2017 meeting on Thursday 12th

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday 12th January at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg when Mark Bennett from Dadant in Chatham, VA will be our speaker.  He’ll be discussing what’s new in beekeeping equipment, … Continue reading

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November 10th Meeting: “A History of Top Bar Hives”

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday 10th November at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg  when Dr  Marcel Durieux will give a talk “From ‘appropriate technology’ to ‘balanced beekeeping’: a history of the top … Continue reading

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