Queen of the Sun – Trailer

QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.

Educational materials kit to use for festivals, classes, home school, libraries etc.

This is a kit I put together for the club. It is for any member’s use. Please complete the form below if you would like to use the kit. It has been used and enjoyed many times since its creation. Any suggestions on improvements would be appreciated.

~Chris B.

Contents of Kit

bookmark bee 500
brochure holder 1
poster life cycle chart 1
poster beekeepersyear 1
teaching frames set 10
10 frame 9 5/8 box 1
bottom board 1
painted rocks 2
pencils pens markers
top for hive 1
avery lables 1 box
extentable pointer 1
Hand truck -folding 1
bungie cord 1
table cloth 2
duck tape 1
Clear Box 2

Rockwood park banner
red tie downs

2014 August Member-Picnic in lieu of Meeting


  • We will not have a regular Monday meeting in Aug., instead we will have a picnic for our members on SaturdayAug.23rd, at 4:00.
  • Rain or shine.
  • We will provide drinks and fried chicken.
  • All attendees bring a side or dessert to share. Maybe both!
  • Spouses,as always, are welcome.
  • We will also have a buy-sell-trade opportunity, if you have any bee equipment, or related items you don’t need anymore.

–Sarah Buckley

2014 Beekeeping Class

Introduction to Beekeeping Saturday-Sunday October 11-12 9am – 4pm

Register for Fall Course # 28874 Chesterfield County Parks & Recreation Fall Program Guide

Introduction to Bee Keeping – Join the Rockwood Backyard Bee Keepers Association for a fascinating foray into the world of beekeeping. Beekeeping is an exciting and interesting hobby with delicious results. If you’re thinking about starting a bee hive or are just curious about what’s involved with keeping bees, then this is a great introductory program for you. This workshop is designed for absolute beginners so no prerequisite knowledge is required. The program instructors will teach you how the honey bee lives, discuss different hive designs, seasonal hive management, pests and diseases, and tell you how to get started with your own hive. The class will be held at the Rockwood Nature Center. Class size is limited to 20 people so register early to ensure your spot. The program cost includes all educational materials. The cost for the two days of instruction is $150/person, or $180/per couple (family member, friend, child, etc.).