Tag Archives: honey bee

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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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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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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Feb. meeting has been rescheduled

The NRVBA Executive Committee has rescheduled this month’s meeting for 6:30 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 19 at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building, 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg. The talk by Russian queen breeder Dwight Porter was postponed due … Continue reading

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2014 officer elections to be held Jan. 9

The NRVBA will hold the first meeting of 2014 on Jan. 9 and will take up the election of officers for the coming year. Be there to cast your vote, and bring your checkbook to renew your association membership! Dues … 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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Varroa sampling class is FULL

Note: The class is full. If you are interested in a future Varroa monitoring course, send email to program director Tonia Moxley. Join the NRVBA at the Virginia Tech Apiary on Saturday, Aug. 3 for a short course on methods … 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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April 11 meeting: Swarm catching and spring planting

Note: Read the April newsletter. Join us as the Christiansburg Health and Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., at 7 p.m. April 11 for our spring starter meeting, featuring presentations on swarm catching and planting for bees. Looking for … Continue reading

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