Honeybee Festival

Just a few days until our 6th Annual RPBBA Honey Bee Festival. The club has done an excellent job and it should be a fun event for people of all ages and of all knowledge levels of beekeeping.

If you have volunteered and not heard from a committee leader, please just show up prior to 10 a.m. and ask any RPBBA member for either Gene DiSalvo or Kristi Orcutt and they will certainly find a place for you to assist. Thank you to those that have volunteered the last few weeks too. We need those extra hands and your assistance is greatly appreciated. If you have not yet volunteered and are interested in joining your fellow club members, then just please come out on Saturday and see Kristi or Gene. Volunteers, please wear your yellow RPBBA t-shirt if you have one. Rumor also has it that there will be club t-shirts for sale the day of the event too.

We also always need canopies and folding tables of every size. Every year the club members always come throughon Saturday morning with some extra tables and canopies that they loan us for the day and hopefully this year we can continue that tradition.

Looking forward to everyone joining in on Saturday as we live the mission of RPBBA!!!

Gene DiSalvo

Honeybee Festival June 27th – raffle items and more…

The Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers will host it’s annual Honeybee Festival on Saturday, June 27th (click here for more information).

Jody Conway has made 2 beautiful hives to be raffled off – a lovely yellow farmhouse and an adorable red barn:

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Here they are side-by-side

Hives will be at the festival June 27…tickets are $5 each… Must specify which hive interested in(separate tickets for each hive)…if someone wants tickets but can not make the festival they can send:
1. A self addressed stamped envelope to Jody Conway 3310 Parkwood Ave richmond va 23221 (so I can mail the ticket to them)
2. Check made to RPBBA ($5 each ticket)
3. Which hive they want a ticket for…barn or farm house
4. Their name and phone number or email (so we can contact them if they win)
The drawing will be held July 13 at our next meeting and all proceeds will be donated to the club.

Also, there will be several vendors present.  Some of the cool things that will be sold at the festival include:

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