Tag Archives: Virginia Tech

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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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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Oct. 10 meeting: Preparing hives for winter

We will meet Thurs., Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Montgomery County Human Services Building at 210 Pepper St., Christiansburg. This month we will discuss techniques for preparing hives to survive the coming winter – a major challenge for … 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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June meeting: Dr. Rick Fell on bees and pesticides

In addition to our beekeeper raffle and seasonal advice on hive management, the speaker for our June 13 meeting will be Virginia Tech entomology professor and honey bee specialist Rick Fell. Please remember that the meeting time has changed to … 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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