Dear Rockwood beekeepers,
Interesting blog, with a free self-verification and record keeping checklist.
Practical Back-Yard Beekeeping
Friday- February 2 and Saturday February 3, 2018
For Small-Scale (Hobby) and Serious Sideline Beekeepers
DEBBIE DELANEY FEATURED SPEAKER – INSTRUCTOR
Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex in Chatham, Virginia
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2017 – $35
Friday Evening (6:00 PM) we will sponsor a Special “BEEKEEPERS DINNER AND PROGRAM” Starting with an exquisite catered meal. All courses will be flavored with specialty honeys! The main course will be Black Angus Beef. (This meal gets rave reviews every year from the attendees!) Immediately following the dinner, (7:00 PM) Dr. Debbie Delaney will present two fascinating programs titled “Bees in Trees” & “Coal Mining to Bee Keeping” to be followed by audience Q’s and A’s. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To Register: Checks, Money Orders or questions– contact Jim Zeigler ( ) or call Jim at 434-376-4490.
SATURDAY February 3, 2018 – $60
08:30 CHECK IN AND AT-DOOR REGISTRATION – PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Kickoff Coffee, Tea, Donuts and Fruit Light Lunch at Noon; planned morning and afternoon breaks.
Topics: Sustainability of Honey Bees, Nutritional Forage for Pollinators, Why Genetics are Important To a Beekeeper, and Honey Marketing. (End at 4:00)
Plenty of Q and A Time
Dr. Debbie Delaney Biography
Dr. Delaney is an associate professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware where she mentors graduate and undergraduate students working on various aspects of pollinator health and productivity. She teaches Insects and Society, Apiculture and Pollination Ecology and Aquatic Entomology.
Debbie has 20 years of experience working with pollinators, specifically honey bees and maintains between 25 and 60 colonies in the teaching apiary at UD’s Newark farm. She is also
proud to say she was a beekeeper before she became a scientist and ran a small honey business. Debbie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her career achievements on many subjects relating to honey bees. We are fortunate to have Dr. Delaney include our two day symposium in her busy schedule.
Hello fellow Beeks,
Just checking to see if you would join us in Feb 2018 for a combined wooden ware workshop. We have a large enough space where we meet in Sandston to assemble hive parts and frames. In the past we have ordered supplies from Andy Westrich and people picked them up on Saturday. Some stayed to assemble and others took their supplies with them. See info below on prices, etc. We will do the workshop on Sat Feb 24th from 9am-2pm. We’ve had three air nail guns and jigs etc to use. Please let me know if your group would like to join us or if a different Sat that would work for your group. To see new beekeepers putting things together is refreshing too. Thank you.
East Richmond Beekeepers
I got the price list Andy Westrich will use for the Feb Wooden Ware Workshop on the 24th of Feb. Please send it out to your members that would like to order some things. I realize it is early but perhaps some there are some who would like to at least place an order for the holiday gift season. Any questions on ordering please contact Andy Westrich at email@example.com
ATTENTION ALL BEEKEEPING CLUBS IN VIRGINIA ! PLEASE INFORM YOUR MEMBERS AND INTERESTED FRIENDS ABOUT OUR 5TH ANNUAL MID-ATLANTIC ORGANIC HONEY BEE CONVENTION NEAR RICHMOND, VA. ALL DAY SAT., MARCH 5, 2016. MORE INFO AT WWW.MAOHBC.COM
“For a money saving presentation, I’ll discuss bait hives for catching swarms. A three-pound package is well over $100 now, somewhere around $120. Last spring I caught 17 big swarms or 30% bait hive occupancy. That’s better than paying $2,040 ($120*17) for 17 packages.” Also:
“What’s Hot: Thermal Top-Bar Hive Beekeeping”
“For a cutting-edge presentation, I have been using thermal cameras for determining a colony’s condition in a top-bar hive. Commercial beekeepers have started using thermal cameras to save time when inspecting many hives. I have articles published or in press on thermal cameras in the ABJ and BC.”