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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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“So, You Want To Be A Beekeeper” Presentations, 2018

“So, You Want To Be A Beekeeper” Presentations, 2018 and Beginning Beekeeper’s Course, 2018 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 2018 (see … Continue reading

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No December Meeting

As usual there will be no meeting of the New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association in December. The next meeting will be on Thursday January 11th at 6:30 pm Don’t forget to renew your membership for 2018!  Only $10 for individuals, … Continue reading

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November 9th meeting: Wintering Your Colonies

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday 9th November at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg when NRVBA member and past president Richard Reid will talk about preparing colonies for winter, how to salvage drawn comb, capped … Continue reading

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Time to renew for 2018!

It’s time to think about renewing your membership in the New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association for 2018!  Only $10 for individuals, $15 for families, and free for students.  You can sign-up online at https://secure.west-point.org/nrvba/ or go to our webpage, https://nrvba.orgContinue reading

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March 9th Meeting: Swarms, Splits and Nucs

Swarms, splits and nucs: Management from a hobbyist’s perspective. Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday 9th March at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg when NRVBA member Bob Whiton will talk about managing swarms, and making splits … Continue reading

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Summer Picnic, July 23rd 2016 at Nellie’s Cave Park, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

OK, it’s time to sign up for the summer picnic, and  take a break from cracking open all those hives.  For those of you not familiar with Nellies Cave Park in Blacksburg, just crank this into your GPS : Nellies Cave Park, 1900 … Continue reading

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April Meeting: Dwight Porter on Queen Rearing

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday 14th April at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg  when South Carolina-based Russian queen and bee breeder Dwight Porter of Porter Farm Honey Bees will talk about his queen … Continue reading

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September 11 th Meeting

Please join the New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday September 11 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building, 210 Pepper St., when we will discuss what we need to do to prepare our hives for the … Continue reading

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2013 Beginning Beekeeping Workshop

Update: 2013 class is FULL. The Beginning Beekeeping Workshop lasts two Saturdays, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, 2 February, 2013 and 6 April, 2013. Cost is $55 per student and includes a beginner’s book, course materials, and lunch; $25 for … Continue reading

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