2 items: State Fair & Military Member

Regarding the State Fair: If any one wants to enter their honey or wax or observation hive or gadget or other hive product in the competition the deadline for registering is September 2!!! Since this is before our next meeting we are sending out this information now. For details on what and how to register your product please visit the State Fair site at: www.statefairva.org They recommend that you register for all categories interested in even if you end up in only a few(especially the honey colors). Each entry is $1 and can win up to $15 for first place. Again deadline for registering is September 2. We will announce more info on the fair and honey sales and volunteer sign up at the next meeting!

Regarding Member with Military ID: The club is purchasing a storage shed which will be placed near the Nature Center at Rockwood Park. This will give us the storage space we need for all the club things which currently are in people’s homes. We found a suitable shed and were informed that the club will be getting a 2.5% discount if we have a member who is active or retired Military. Please respond if you are a current club member and you have a military ID or know of an active club member who does.

Thanks!

Aug 13th Picnic – No Regular Meeting

Good Morning Folks!

This is just a reminder that we will NOT have our regular meeting tonight, instead we have our annual member picnic. If you have not yet RSVP’s, please do so as soon as possible so that we can accurately provide the amount of food, etc for the picnic.

Please submit the form here or at the end of this email ASAP if you will be attending the picnic.

Annual Member’s Picnic: Saturday, August 13th from 4 pm to 8 pm

· RPBBA Annual Member Picnic, at the Gregory Pond Fishing Club – click here for directions.

· The Association will provide Fried Chicken, soft drinks/water and tableware

o A grill will be set up in case anyone wants to cook their own hotdogs/hamburgers/brats

· All families are asked to bring a side dish to share (e.g. chips, appetizers, desserts, vegetables, potato salad, etc.), and your own lawn chairs or picnic blanket.

· This is family-style event, but alcohol is permitted on the property (BYOB).

· Bring a fishing pole and bait as fishing will be allow from the pond and hopefully we’ll have some fun activities such as horse shoes (bring if you have them) or cornhole competition and live music (bring an instrument!).

· Click here to RSVP with a headcount

July Bee Meeting Agenda

Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association Monthly Meeting
Monday, July 11, 2016 at 6:30pm

July 11, 2016 : Special Guest

* RPBBA Announcements/ Picnic August 13

* Adam & Hannah: “Ask Me I’m a First Year Beekeeper” update from Festival

* Gene Disalvo: Festival Wrap-Up

* Educational Segment: Rob Wokaty: Installing a “Honey Gate”

Lady Spirit Moon Cerilli: Guest Speaker, 8 Year Natural Beekeeper and More (see attachment)

Beekeepers Show-n-Sell – RPBBA members are welcome to show and sell
their Bee-Wares to other members and visitors
such as honey, soap, lip balm, candles, pottery, etc. before and after our meeting.

See you there!

REMINDER: RPBBA Monthly Meetings at Rockwood Park Nature Center at 6:30 PM, every 2nd Monday of the month.

On behalf of your 2016 Officers:

President – Richard Tuohy

VP – Paul Edens

Secretary – Jody Conway

Treasurer – Theo Hartmann

Lady Spirit Moon Bio.docx

RTD Article on Honey Bee Festival

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Honey Bee Festival to promote the importance of bees: ‘We are all beekeepers’

http://m.richmond.com/article_1f547bb0-b036-516e-ad5c-9eeb543cfe22.html?mode=jqm

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2016 Honey Bee Festival

7th annual festival

June Meeting & 2 SPECIAL Announcements

1st SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

Anyone wishing to order from Dadant Bee Supply and have it hand-delivered to you at our Honey Bee Festival will save the shipping costs. Orders must be in to Dadant by Wednesday, June 22. When calling just say you’re from the Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers. Their number is: 800-220-8326

2nd SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
Our guest speaker for the July 11 meeting will be traveling from North Carolina and her name is Lady Spirit Moon Cerelli. Lady is a Certified Beekeeper, Certified Apitherapist, and former Ambassador for the Center for Honeybee Research. Lady owns and operates BEe Healing Apiary in Spring Creek Community of Hot Springs, NC. Raising resistant stock bees, she is an 8-year No-treatment Beekeeper. www.BEeHealing.BUZZ

This will be an exciting evening so please come early. Thank you.

Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association Monthly Meeting
Monday, June 13, 2016 at 6:30pm

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RPBBA Announcements

* Festival Updates

* Education Segment: Richard Tuohy

* Guest Speaker: Ronnie Bolten from Ashland Beekeepers

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Beekeepers Show-n-Sell – RPBBA members are welcome to show and sell
their Bee-Wares to other members and visitors
such as honey, soap, lip balm, candles, pottery, etc. before and after our meeting.

See you there!

REMINDER: RPBBA Monthly Meetings at Rockwood Park Nature Center at 6:30 PM, every 2nd Monday of the month.

On behalf of your 2016 Officers:

President – Richard Tuohy

VP – Paul Edens

Secretary – Jody Conway

Treasurer – Theo Hartmann

Basic Apitherapy Seminar and Book Sale/Signing July 10, 2016 2-4pm

McDonald Garden Center and the Hampton Roads Beekeepers will be hosting Lady Spirit Moon Cerelli at the Virginia Beach location of McDonald Garden Center on Sunday, July 10, 2016. Her recently released book "Apitherapy-from a Beekeepers Perspective" will be on sale at the event for $35. She will also give a basic talk on what is Apitherapy and how it is used today.

We would like to invite the area beekeepers to come and hear her talk, and also participate in event by having a table with their honey and bee related items for sale to the customers of McDonald Garden Center. Space is limited for tables, so if you would like to be at the event from noon to 5pm that day, please reply to this email and I will send a commitment contract for the beekeeper to complete.

If you would like more information regarding the event, please see the attached PDF or go to http://www.hamptonroadsbeekeepers.org/apitherapy.html to RSVP for the talk.

Please feel free to share this information with your club members at the June meetings and post on social media as well.

If you have any additional questions, I can be reached at bees or HRBKPRS

Thank you,
Ruth Meredith
Business Systems Manager of McDonald Garden Center and
Facilitator for the hamptonroadsbeekeepers.org
757-722-7463 x322

Apitherapy Seminar and Book Signing.pdf

May 9 Bee Meeting Reminder

Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association Monthly Meeting
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 6:30pm

​REMINDER: ​
RPBBA Monthly Meetings (at Rockwood Park Nature Center at 6:30 PM, every 2nd Monday of the month):

​May 9

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​*​
RPBBA Introductions


* ​
SpeakerKeith Tignor, Virginia State Apiarist

Office of Plant Industry Services

Virginia Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services

* Questions & Answer Time – Ask anything of Anyone

​* ​
Beekeepers Show-n-​S​
ell –
RPBBA members are welcome to show ​and sell ​
their Bee-Wares to other members​ and visitors​
such as soap, lip balm, candles, pottery, etc.​ before and after our meeting​.

See you there!

On behalf of your 2016 Officers

President – Richard Tuohy

VP – Paul Edens

Secretary – Jody Conway

Treasurer – Theo Hartmann

Mid-Atlantic Organic Honey Bee Convention

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MID-ATLANTIC ORGANIC HONEY BEE CONVENTION IS ALL DAY SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016.  And this year it will be held at a new location–the American Legion Hall at 21 J. B. Finley Road in Sandston, VA–not far from Richmond International Airport.    
See our website WWW.MAOHBC.COM for details, easy registration, topics, etc. Our speakers will be: Sam Comfort, Wyatt Mangum, PhD, Virginia State Apiarist Keith Tignor, and John Adams. $50 person, $90/family – snacks & lunch included.
Thanks again from your hosts,
John and Martha Adams  
Phone:  (804) 285-BEES
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Beekeeping Supplies

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