Stargell’s Apiaries

My name is  Brandy Stargell, my husband  Matthew and I are the owner’s of Stargell’s Apiaries In Varina, VA. We are a small but growing family operation. We are located near the Richmond Airport. I would like to extend an offer that we have only to Bee Clubs in our area. We are offering 3lb Packages for $90ea on order of 100 or more. Less than 100 the price would be $98 each. Also, we have Nucs priced at $140ea on order of 50 or more and less than 50 $165 each. We do ask that Payment in full be made before 1/1/18 so we can reserve the correct amount.
Matt and I are open to any questions or concerns that you may have, fell free to email us any time.
Brandy Stargell
Stargells Apiaries
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Wooden Ware Workshop Feb 24, 2018

Hello fellow Beeks,

Just checking to see if you would join us in Feb 2018 for a combined wooden ware workshop. We have a large enough space where we meet in Sandston to assemble hive parts and frames. In the past we have ordered supplies from Andy Westrich and people picked them up on Saturday. Some stayed to assemble and others took their supplies with them. See info below on prices, etc. We will do the workshop on Sat Feb 24th from 9am-2pm. We’ve had three air nail guns and jigs etc to use. Please let me know if your group would like to join us or if a different Sat that would work for your group.  To see new beekeepers putting things together is refreshing too. Thank you.

Steve Bugnacki

East Richmond Beekeepers

http://www.eastrichmondbeekeepers.org/
I got the price list Andy Westrich will use for the Feb Wooden Ware Workshop on the 24th of Feb. Please send it out to your members that would like to order some things. I realize it is early but perhaps some there are some who would like to at least place an order for the holiday gift season. Any questions on ordering please contact Andy Westrich at  andy@hamptonapiary.com

They can pick up at our location for the workshop…. 13 N Confederate Ave, Sandston,
VA 23150 on the 24th of Feb between 9 am and 2 pm.
If you are interested in helping with the workshop or could lend some assembly equipment please let me know. Our beekeeping family is growing. Let’s make 2018 our best year ever for beekeeping!
PS Andy has kept the 2017 prices for us to take advantage of for 2018.
PSS Also is attached something to sing along to if you want. Share it so
freely if you want.

RPBBA Meeting November 13, 2017

Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association Monthly Meeting is Monday, November 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

  • RPBBA Announcements
  • Nominating Committee Chairman: Gene Disalvo – ***WE ARE VOTING ON NEW OFFICERS***
  • Speaker: John Davis & Rob Wakoty, "Treatments & Alternatives"
  • 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.

There is no meeting in December but remember our potluck Christmas Party, Monday December 11, 6:30-8:30. If you would like to take part in our White Elephant Gift Exchange bring an unisex gift ($10 or less) and come join the fun. We look forward to being with you.

On behalf of your 2017 Officers:

President – Paul Edens
Vice President – Stan Houk
Secretary – Jody Conway
Treasurer – Theo Hartmann

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

October Bee Club Meeting Agenda

Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association Monthly Meeting is Monday, October 9, 2017 at 6:30pm

  • RPBBA Announcements
  • Honey Bee Festival: Raffle Re-Draw for Quilt
  • Nominating Committee Chairman: Gene Disalvo
  • Speaker: Bruce Hamon
  • 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.

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

Our next meeting will be Monday, November 13.

On behalf of your 2017 Officers:

President – Paul Edens

Vice President – Stan Houk

Secretary – Jody Conway

Treasurer – Theo Hartmann

Reminder – no meeting tonight

Reminder, there is NO meeting this month – instead we have a member & family picnic on September 16th (I will resend the invitation to current members in a separate email.)

BLUE RIDGE BEES – Queens for sale

I’d like to introduce myself, I’m Scott Ehrenfried with Blue Ridge Bees. We currently have Bee Yards located west of Vera VA in Appomattox, VA and in Poquoson, VA.  Please consider contacting us should you ever need Mated Queens or Queen Cells. Should your club members wish to place a “Club Order” special pricing can be arranged.

 If you’re looking for gentle, easy to work bees, we have the Mated Queens that will produce them. Gentle bees mean less protective clothing and a more enjoyable bee keeping experience.

Our queens are bred from our overwintered master hives and are great producers. All queens are local (to Appomattox, VA) Free Range Mated Italian or Dark Carniolan Queens and come marked.  These Gentle strains of bees are raised on all natural, small cell, chemical free comb and have been inspected and certified by the Virginia Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Queens are available for purchase on an as available basis, call, text or email for current availability.

Dark Carniolan Queens are available though the supply is limited.

2017 Queen Pricing: $35.00 picked up from our bee yard, Call, text or email to schedule a pickup appointment.

2017 Shipped Queens: $35.00 plus Priority Mail shipping charge of $10.50 or Priority Express Mail shipping charge of $30.00. Each additional queen carries an add-on shipping charge of $5.00.

Next available batch of queens expected to ship July 24th to 26th 2017.

Queens are available for pickup on Sundays from 11am to 5 pm at our Appomattox, VA location, a pickup reservation is required.

Scott Ehrenfried

Blue Ridge Bees

www.facebook.com/brbeesva

Mated Italian or Carniolan Queens

757-773-3469

Or

brbeesva@gmail.com

Meeting Mon Aug 14th

Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association Monthly Meeting is Monday, August 14, 2017 at 6:30pm

Agenda:

  • RPBBA Announcements
  • Speaker: Keith Tignor, Virginia State Apiarist
  • Door Prize Drawings
  • Our next activity for members and families will be Saturday, September 16 from 12pm-5pm at Gregory’s Pond (a separate email announcement will be sent with details).

REMINDER: RPBBA Monthly Meetings at Rockwood Park Nature Center at 6:30 PM, every 2nd Monday of the month. (except for Sept and Dec)

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.

On behalf of your 2017 Officers:

President – Paul Edens

Vice President – Stan Houk

Secretary – Jody Conway

Treasurer – Theo Hartmann

RPBBA Monthly Meeting Monday July 10th

Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association Monthly Meeting is Monday, July 10, 2017 at 6:30pm

  • RPBBA Announcements
  • Honey Bee Festival: Festival Committee
  • Raffle Drawings
  • 1st Year Beekeeper: Kit Munson
  • Speaker: Kristi Orcutt
  • 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.

REMINDER: RPBBA Monthly Meetings at Rockwood Park Nature Center at 6:30 PM, every 2nd Monday of the month.
Our next meeting before will be Monday, August 14.

On behalf of your 2017 Officers:

President – Paul Edens

Vice President – Stan Houk

Secretary – Jody Conway

Treasurer – Theo Hartmann

June 12th Meeting Agenda

Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association Monthly Meeting is Monday, June 12, 2017 at 6:30pm

  • RPBBA Announcements
  • Special Presentation
  • Honey Bee Festival Updates: Festival Committee
  • Dadant Bee Supply: Mark Bennett, Seasonal Mite Control
  • 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.

This is our last meeting before our HONEY BEE FESTIVAL on Saturday, June 24 from 10:00 – 2:00!!!

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 2017 Officers:

President – Paul Edens

Vice President – Stan Houk

Secretary – Jody Conway

Treasurer – Theo Hartmann


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8th Annual Honey Bee Festival