Tag Archives: queen rearing

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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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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Pulaski queen producer to speak at May 8 meeting

Karl Hunter of Hunter Apiaries in Pulaski County will headline the May 8 New River Valley Beekeepers Association meeting with a talk about what it takes to raise queens on a larger scale. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at … 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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March meeting: Dwight Porter on queen rearing

In some areas, bees have begun to bring in pollen. Despite the continued snow and cold, spring really is on its way. It’s time to start planning for the beekeeping season. The March 13 (Read the minutes from this meeting) … 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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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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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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Workshop: Increase your apiary with Dr. Larry Connor

Join the NRVBA and co-sponsor the YMCA at Virginia Tech on May 7 for an evening workshop with nationally-known beekeeping author and educator, Dr. Larry Connor. Connor is author of several books on beekeeping, including “Increase Essentials” and “Queen Rearing … Continue reading

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March meeting: Double screen queen rearing

Notes: Anyone who wants a copy of Jerry’s instructions for double screen queen rearing may send an e-mail to twoltcols@verizon.net. Read the March newsletter. In addition to our popular raffle and our “what should you be doing with your hives” … Continue reading

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