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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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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 honey bee packages for sale

The New River Valley Beekeepers Association is again this year offering honey bee packages for sale at a discount to members and at full price for nonmembers. These are # 3 packages of Italian bees with a young queen (approximately … 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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May 9 meeting: Dr. Brenna Traver on Nosema ceranae

Read minutes from the meeting here. Dr. Brenna Traver, a postdoctoral researcher in Virginia Tech’s entomology department will speak at the New River Valley Beekeepers Association meeting at 6:30 p.m. on May 9. Traver specializes in the study of Nosema … Continue reading

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