Hi Folks – this is a friendly reminder that our next meeting is Monday, April 9th:
6:00pm Club Social
6:45pm Club Meeting
- We will be talking about the Honey Bee Festival on June 23rd and how everyone can help.
- "Masters of the swarm and split: tales, wisdom, and close encounters during swarm season". This is an informal discussion panel of experienced members of the club. Members are encouraged to come with questions and, perhaps, a story of their own to share.
Sorry everyone I was just notified that Chesterfield County has closed after school activities which means the Parks & Rec Department follow suit, so there will not be a meeting at the Nature Center tonight. Sorry everyone, this is contrary to what they told me half an hour ago.
Bill Shanabruch of Reedy Creek Environmental will be coming to talk with us about:
- Native plants to our area
- Best plants for bees, other pollinators
- Organic care/Best practice, a little about riparian planting for erosion control and improved water quality
- Places to buy the plants.
Hi Everyone – I can’t believe it’s almost time for the March Club Meeting on Monday, March 12th at the Nature Center. Our Guest Speaker will be Virginia State Master Beekeeper John Davis. He will be teaching everyone about how to investigate a dead hive and figure out what went wrong and how to prevent it from happening again. It’s not always what you thought.
We will also be talking about what we should be doing with our hives in March. Honey Bee Festival announcements will also be on the agenda.
Our club social will start at 6:00pm with the meeting starting at 6:45pm. Hope to see you all there …
Dear Rockwood beekeepers,
I wanted to pass on some information about a beekeeping lecture and workshop that we are sponsoring in March at the Richmond Waldorf School. They are being led by Gunther Hauk who founded Spikenard, the honeybee sanctuary in Floyd, Va.
I appreciate all your group is doing to help honeybees and hope Gunther’s approach to beekeeping will be of interest to some of your members.
Please feel free to let me know if I can answer any questions about the workshop for you.
Are you selling bees this year? If so, would you be interested in posting a free ad to our Clazzified section on our website? We’re getting inquiries from folks looking to purchase packages and nucs and would like to get interested parties connected. If you have bees for sale, please consider submitting your information here: https://rockwoodbeekeepers.com/clazzifieds/
Are you willing to be a mentor? This would involve in-hive sessions at the mentor’s location or as mutually agreed on between the two. If you are interested in being a mentor, please respond to this email so that our Vice President, Kit Munson, can get in contact with you.
I will extract your honey in my equipment for your cappings and a small per frame fee.
call 804-787-0023 if interested
Thanks, Lynn V.
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