Category Archives: special events

Varroa monitoring class set for July 26

Join the NRVBA at the Virginia Tech Apiary on Saturday, July 26 for a short course on methods for sampling your colonies for Varroa destructor infestation. Jackson Means, who recently successfully defended his thesis on Varroa monitoring at Virginia Tech … Continue reading

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2014 Beekeeper’s picnic set for July 12 in Blacksburg

Mark your calendar for the annual New River Valley Beekeepers Association picnic from noon-3 p.m. on Sat., July 12 at Nellie’s Cave Park in Blacksburg! The park has a walking trail, playground equipment for the kids, horseshoe pits, restrooms and a covered picnic … Continue reading

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Blacksburg beekeeping field day set for June 14

New River Valley Beekeepers Association President Richard Reid, owner of Happy Hollow Honey and Apiary will host the second in a series of informal beekeeping field days on Sat., June 14 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Hale-YMCA Community Garden at 300 … Continue reading

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Beekeeping field day set for May 10 in Blacksburg

NOTE: This event was canceled due to inclement weather. It will be rescheduled at a later date. New River Valley Beekeepers Association President Richard Reid, owner of Happy Hollow Honey and Apiary will host the second in a series of … Continue reading

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May queen rearing & grafting workshop is FULL

The New River Valley Beekeepers Association, in cooperation with the Virginia state apiarist’s office and Virginia Tech’s entomology department will offer a day-long queen rearing workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sat., May 31. The class is now full. Richard … Continue reading

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2014 Beginning Beekeeper class dates set

The New River Valley Beekeepers Association will offer its popular two-day Beginning Beekeeper class on Feb. 1 and April 5, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 220 Price Hall on the Virginia Tech campus. The Feb. 1 session will include … Continue reading

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2014 new beekeeper info sessions set

The New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association will present “So, You Want To Be a Beekeeper” sessions at regional library branches in January 2014 addressing all aspects of getting started in beekeeping (costs, equipment needed, time required, procedures for acquiring and … Continue reading

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2013 NRVBA Picnic is a go!

Please join the New River Valley Beekeepers Association for the annual beekeeper picnic and monster raffle to celebrate another year with the bees and the association. We will gather at Nellie’s Cave Park (photos and park description) in Blacksburg (directions) … Continue reading

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Organizers needed for annual NRVBA picnic

Volunteers are urgently needed to plan and execute the annual New River Valley Beekeepers Association picnic! At the June meeting, the assembled members agreed on a tentative date of Aug. 24, but only one person has stepped forward to organize … Continue reading

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Beginning Farmer Field Day at Virginia Tech’s Kentland Farm

Virginia Tech is offering a one-day event for beginning farmers and those interested in homesteading and self-sufficiency skills from 2-7 p.m. on Aug. 23 at Kentland Farm in Montgomery County.   The event includes sessions on farming, ranching and beekeeping, … Continue reading

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