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I am reducing the number of hives and have some equipment to sell. I have 40 to 50 deep hive body frames assembled with wired wax foundation, with hooks. I also added the 4 wires through the holes on the sides of the frames. They have never been in a hive. I would like to sell them for $2.50 each. If interested contact Donna Rogers in Emporia. Telephone: 804-720-3316, Email: donnainyale
This is a friendly reminder about our normal monthly meeting being held next Monday, March 11 at 7pm at the Rockwood Park Nature Center. We’ll be hearing from our very own John Davis about swarm control.
I hope to see you there
This is a friendly reminder that the study group will be meeting this Monday,March 4 at 7pm to study for the Apprentice level of Master Beekeeper certification from the VA State Beekeepers Association. All members are welcome. We meet in the Nature Center at Rockwood Park.
More info about the Master Beekeeper program can be found here:
Hope to see you Monday.
There will NOT be a bee festival planning meeting tomorrow, February 25, as announced at the last monthly meeting. We are still getting things ready and will start holding monthly planning meetings soon.
If you are interested in helping with this year’s festival, please contact Gene at gene.
Adam Holland got a request for bees in Southwest Dinwiddie County near Ford, VA. The land owner has 20 acres personally and about an additional 100 acres that he is representing. He would prefer someone that is willing to act as a mentor but it’s not required.
If you are interested in setting up hives on this land, please contact Adam at: adam.holland78
Please provide your name, email and phone number to Adam if interested.
You may be interested in the following:
Doug Anderson, VSBA Master Beekeeper, will be doing a beginner beekeeping presentation at the Southern States in Midlothian, 1200 Alverser Dr, Midlothian, VA 23113, on Saturday, March 9th at 10am. RPBBA members are encouraged to support this presentation with your presence.
Questions about the event can be sent to dwaotm
Beeks – see below for a local training event that might interest you.
Dandelion Springs Apiary
Spring Prep Workshop
Join us for a workshop about
managing your hives during the spring
Saturday February 23, 2019
11am til 2 pm
Cost: $5.00 per person
Topics include: Queen health, colony health, when to reverse brood boxes and add supers, when and what to feed, & an overview of swarm basics and prevention. If you lost your hives and are starting over, come learn what may have happened to your hive and be part of a dead-out inspection.
Please, contact us or visit our website
for more information, to register for workshops, or to order equipment!