Wooden Ware Workshop Feb 24, 2018

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.

Steve Bugnacki

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  andy@hamptonapiary.com

They can pick up at our location for the workshop…. 13 N Confederate Ave, Sandston,
VA 23150 on the 24th of Feb between 9 am and 2 pm.
If you are interested in helping with the workshop or could lend some assembly equipment please let me know. Our beekeeping family is growing. Let’s make 2018 our best year ever for beekeeping!
PS Andy has kept the 2017 prices for us to take advantage of for 2018.
PSS Also is attached something to sing along to if you want. Share it so
freely if you want.

Mid-Atlantic Organic Honey Bee Convention

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MID-ATLANTIC ORGANIC HONEY BEE CONVENTION IS ALL DAY SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016.  And this year it will be held at a new location–the American Legion Hall at 21 J. B. Finley Road in Sandston, VA–not far from Richmond International Airport.    
See our website WWW.MAOHBC.COM for details, easy registration, topics, etc. Our speakers will be: Sam Comfort, Wyatt Mangum, PhD, Virginia State Apiarist Keith Tignor, and John Adams. $50 person, $90/family – snacks & lunch included.
Thanks again from your hosts,
John and Martha Adams  
Phone:  (804) 285-BEES

Announcing Audacious Visions for the Future of Bees and Beekeeping

Please help us get the word out about “Audacious Visions for the Future of Bees and Beekeeping”! (Bee Audacious, for short.)

You may have seen Mark Winston’s editorial in the April 2015 Bee Culture magazine. He finished it up by suggesting that conference planners include a session at their next conference “Audacious Ideas for the Future of Beekeeping”. Beekeepers in Marin County, California, thought it was a great idea! But why just a session? Why not a whole conference? So we’re working to get some of the best bee minds on the planet together for a working conference December 11-13, 2016. Be part of the solution and help us make this bee think tank happen!

Your financial support is very much needed to help make this all possible. Buy a t-shirt or make a donation to support conference expenses, including leader travel and accommodations, AV for panel discussion, post conference writings and more. The current booster.com campaign will run until May 1, 2016. Click here to order a t-shirt now: www.booster.com/beeaudacious3. Or go to: www.beeaudacious.com/index.php/the-fundraising/ and click on the word "donations" to download the form to make a donation in any amount.

Mark your calendars for the panel discussion that will be live streamed at 7:00pm PST on December 14, 2016 and available through http://www.beeaudacious.com. ; (If you can make it to San Rafael, CA, you can see it in person at Dominican University of California.) The ten conference Thought Leaders (Tom Seeley, Marla Spivak, Mark Winston, Jim Frazier, William Klett, Stephen Martin, Heather Mattila, Chas Mraz, Francis Ratnieks, and Neal Williams) will be presenting the ideas generated by the two-day gathering.

Feeling audacious? Half of the 90 participants will be selected from submitted registration applications. Seeking constructive, collaborative and thoughtful people who will bring experience from a wide variety of fields that produce impacts on pollinators and how pollinators are viewed by the general public. Applications available at: http://beeaudacious.com/index.php/conference/. Or click on "registration applications" now to download the application form.

For more information, email Bonnie Morse at info

WEBINAR: Feeding Honeybees

Join us for our April webinar at 9AM Eastern on April 15th, 2015

Kim Flottum, author and editor of Bee Culture Magazine, will discuss what foods honey bees need, how much they need, and what beekeepers can do to make sure their bees are well fed.

It’s said that good nutrition is the strongest medicine, and the best insurance beekeepers can use to keep their bees healthy and productive. Moreover, managing nutrition correctly can make your bees even more productive with appropriate timing and diet. Find out more about honey bee nutrition – enough good food, all of the time, for every bee in the bunch.

All webinars are free, and registration is not required. Webinars run from 9:00AM to 10:00AM Eastern.

To join the webinar, follow the link below and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 8:55 the day of the event: http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

To access via iPad, iPhone or Android device, download the Adobe Connect app.

All webinars will be recorded and archived on the Bee Lab website:  https://u.osu.edu/beelab/courses/

Hope to “see” you this month!


Denise Ellsworth

Ohio State Extension, Department of Entomology


Beekeeping Seminar in Fishersville, VA – April 18th

The Shenandoah Valley Beekeepers Association in Fisherville, VA, will host a seminar with Michael Bush onSaturday, April 18, 2015. The seminar will cover the following five topics:
1.       Hubers Amazing Observations
2.      Lazy Beekeeping
3.      Four Simple Steps to Healthier Bees
4.      Common Issues
5.       Wintering Nucs
Seating is limited to 120. Pre-register is recommended as there are a limited number of admission tickets. Non-SVBA member conference attendance fee is $20.00. A pork barbecue lunch will be provided for a cost of $8.00. A registration form and details can be found at: http://shenvalleybeekeepers.ipage.com/upcoming-events/.