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NRVBA and its members in the news

September 2012
Bees or buildings: It’s about quality
Valley Business Front, Roanoke
Richard Reid puts the emphasis where it belongs, whether it’s his vocation — Reid Custom Builders — or his avocation — beekeeping. Pg. 42

April 18, 2012
Spring officially bee-gins: Society brings 2 million bees to New River Valley
The Roanoke Times
A beekeeping society brought nearly 2 million small, fuzzy immigrants Tuesday to the New River Valley.

March 17, 2011
Bee keepers offer ‘Honey Bee Hotline’
The Roanoke Times
The New River Valley Bee Keepers Association is offering help for those encountering a honey bee swarm this spring.

June 25, 2010
Honey bee hive moves from Blacksburg’s North Main
The Roanoke Times
The hive’s tree needed to be cut down to make way for North Main Street improvements. Beekeeper Richard Reid oversaw the process.

May 2, 2010
The bee whisperer
The Roanoke Times
For Mark Chorba, hives, queens, workers and honey are far more than a hobby.

June 21, 2009
What’s the buzz? Beekeeping
The Roanoke Times
The number of New River Valley beekeepers is growing, even as experts say the number of honeybees continues to decline.

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