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February 12th Meeting: Introduction to Top Bar Hive Beekeeping

Join the New River Valley Beekeepers Association at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 12th at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg to learn more about Top Bar Beekeeping Our own Tonia Moxley will be discussing why she … Continue reading

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Nov. 13 meeting: Bear expert to talk about apiary protection

Join the New River Valley Beekeepers Association at 6:30 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 13 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg to learn more about protecting your bee colonies from bear damage. Andrew Trent, … Continue reading

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Bee breeding expert to speak at Oct. 9 meeting

Join the New River Valley Beekeepers Association at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 9 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg, for a talk by Adam Finkelstein, co-owner of Maryland-based VP Queen Bees. … Continue reading

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August speaker: Decoding honey bee dances

Join the New River Valley Beekeepers Association at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building, 210 Pepper St., when Virginia Tech entomology emeritus professor Richard Fell will help us decode the amazing dance … 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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June meeting to feature experts in raising local bees

Note: Read the minutes from this meeting. Join the New River Valley Beekeepers Association at 6:30 p.m. June 12 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building, 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg for an evening dedicated to the why and … 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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Queen rearing, take one, at Feb. meeting

NOTE: This meeting was canceled due to a snow storm. We are working to reschedule with Dwight for later in the spring. The Feb. 13 New River Valley Beekeepers Association meeting will feature the first in a series of speakers … Continue reading

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3rd Annual Hokie Bug Fest, October 19th

On Oct. 19, Virginia Tech is sponsoring the  3rd Annual Hokie Bug Fest, and organizers have requested that the NRVBA run a display and information table, as the organization has done in  years past. The club’s table has had big crowds … 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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