Special Opportunity and Meeting Announcement.

Dear Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association,

Money Saving News for Club Members!

The Dadant & Sons Beekeeping Supplies Company (local distributor from Chatham, VA) representative will be at the 6th Annual Rockwood Honey Bee Festival, sponsored by the Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association (RPBBA) ! What does this mean for members? MONEY saved in shipping; Dadant & Sons has agreed to bring to the festival any supplies ordered by RPBBA members. In order to get your supplies, shipping free, all you have to do is….

· Look over the Dadant & Sons catalog and decide what you want. Copies of their catalog will be distributed at our next meeting (May 11th) or you can go on-line at http://www.dadant.com/catalog/ to look and see what they have to offer.

· Place your order by calling their toll-free number at 1-800-220-8325.

· Inform them that you belong to the RPBBA and would like your order delivered at the Rockwood Park Honey Bee Festival on June 27th.

· Once the order is placed, please ask for a confirmation email about delivery location.

· DEADLINE – Place your order by June 17th.

Info on our Next Meetings

May 11th –

· Update on Honey Bee Festival Preparation

· Beehive Splits – When and How to (video and club experts afterward to answer questions)

June 8th –

· Update on Honey Bee Festival Preparation

· Guest Speaker, Grace Chapman from the Lewis-Ginter Botanical Gardens

o Discussing Pollinator Plants (plants that will attract and support beehives) and Helpful Companion Plants (plants that can be used to naturally repel insects instead of using pesticides).

I hope to see everyone there.

Russ Lescault, VP