🐝 2022 Beginner Beekeeping Course

The Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association (RPBBA) is holding their annual Beginning Beekeeping Course over 4 Saturdays from end of January to beginning of March.

Attendees will receive instruction on the basics of beekeeping, the various equipment including hive components and tools, diseases and pests, what to expect in the first year, how to purchase and install your bees, sources of pollen and nectar, and (weather permitting) a hands on field day in the club’s apiary.

Class dates will be Jan 22, Feb 5, Feb 19, & Mar 5th alternating Saturday’s with the Huguenot Beekeepers Association (HBA). Participants who are unable to make a class at RPBBA, may attend and receive the same instruction at HBA.

The course is $100 through Jan 8th and $115 thereafter.
We are limited to 40 participants; enrollment includes a 1-year membership to RPBBA.

For more information, including a sign-up form, please see our website rockwoodbeekeepers.com/beginner-beekeeping.

Michelle Clark
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Winter Preparation in the Apiary

A workshop on WINTERIZING BEEHIVES will be held Tuesday, Nov 17, 2021 • 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM at Randolph Farm Pavilion, 4415 River Road, Petersburg, VA 23803

Topics will include opening a hive for inspection, pest identification and management, techniques to feed bees over the winter, and when and how to order honeybee nucs in preparation for the spring. Information received during the program will help attendees mitigate hive loss over the winter.

Information and registration is at https://www.ext.vsu.edu/events/2021/11/17/winterizing-beehives. For more information, contact Small Farm Outreach agent Tracy Porter at (804) 481-2566 or tporter@vsu.edu.

All attendees must bring a bee suit to wear during the hive inspection part of this workshop. No open toe shoes, wear light clothes and no perfume or cologne.

Click to download the below flyer SFOP+-+Winterizing+Beehives_Nov17.pdf

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