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

May 8th Agenda for Bee Club

Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association Monthly Meeting
Monday, May 8, 2017 at 6:30pm

Bring all of your questions to our Club meeting this Monday night.
We’re having an "Open Panel" discussion and Question & Answer night.

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RPBBA Announcements

​* Honey Bee Festival Updates: Festival Committee

* ​Bee Open Panel: Hosted by Rob Wakoty and Harlan Williams

​* ​
Beekeepers Show-n-​S​
ell –
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 2017 Officers:

President – Paul Edens

VP – Stan Houk

Secretary – Jody Conway

Treasurer – Theo Hartmann

***SPECIAL GUEST, DATE & PLACE – APRIL 11, 2017 MEETING***

This is in lieu of our regular Monday meeting, instead our meeting will be on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Powhatan Village Building. The event is open to other Beekeeping Clubs in the area:updated TraynorDirections:

The meeting location is about 23 miles and just under half an hour drive away from Rockwood Park.

Turn right on Courthouse Road as you exit the park and follow the road to Rte 60 (Midlothian Turnpike)

Go West on Rte 60 for about 14 miles, past the Sheets gas station on the right.

About 2 miles past Sheets is a small, rectangle green sign that says POWHATAN with an arrow pointing left.

A short ways further, across from a VALERO gas station turn left onto Rte 13 West or Old Buckingham Road.

Go 2 miles and through the round-about.

The Village Building is on the right (Old Powhatan High School).

Agenda for March 13 Club Meeting

Hi Folks – This is a friendly reminder that our next Club meeting is Monday, March 13, 2017, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Rockwood Nature Center.
Agenda:

Announcements
Budget Report – Theo Hartmann, Treasurer
Festival Committee – Report on our 8th Annual Honeybee Festival
Guest Speaker: Our own member John Davis "All About Queens"

On behalf of your 2017 Officers

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

Meeting Mon Feb 13th

This is a friendly reminder that our next meeting will be Monday, February 13th at Rockwood Nature Center from 6:30-8:30pm:

  • The February meeting will include announcements and Festival updates
  • Our Educational Segment will be presented by Rob Wokaty. He will be discussing what to do in our hives now and how to manage possible early swarming
  • Our Guest Speaker will be Nancy Rose. She is a Master Gardener and will be discussing pollinator friendly gardening. Nancy has a lot of great information to share on how we can all help the bees

We also have some great classes on the books! The 2 separate Introduction Sessions are for those interested, but not sure about keeping bees, and the 1 Beginning Course (4 days total) is for those already interested in getting started!

Intro to Beekeeping Feb 11th
Intro to Beekeeping Feb 18th
Beginning Beekeeping Course March 11-12 & April 8-9

Beginning Beekeeping Course

March 11-12 & April 8-9, 2017 – click here for more information and to sign up.

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