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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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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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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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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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