Holiday Party Monday , Dec 10th

In lieu of a meeting, RPBBA will have a holiday party on Monday, December 10th at the Nature Center. Please bring a Potluck dish to share. Beverages and paper products will be provided by the club. You are invited to participate in the White Elephant Exchange by bringing a wrapped gift costing less than $10.00. Bee or tacky holiday sweaters strongly encouraged 🙂 Great fun will be had by all!
Food and fun will begin at 6:30pm
White elephant gift exchange will begin around 7:30pm

Meeting Reminder November 12

This is a friendly reminder that our next club meeting is Monday, November 12th – club social starts at 6pm, the meeting starts at 6:45pm at the Rockwood Nature Center.

We’ll have a lot of fun listening to folks who make bee-sourced products.

As a reminder – members please be sure to vote on the bylaws! (see email that went to members several days ago).

October Meeting Reminder

Meeting Reminder – Monday, October 8:

  • 6pm RPBBA Club Social
  • 6:45pm RPBBA Meeting
  • Special Guest Speaker: Keith Tignor, State Apiarist with VDACS – Keith will talk about winterizing and integrative pest management
  • New local source for queens and nucs
  • Brushy Mountain Bee Farm distributor to deliver at club meetings

A separate email will be sent out soon to members calling for nominations for officers and standing committee chairs for 2019 – be on the lookout!

September Picnic in lieu of meeting

There will be no September meeting. Instead we will have the RPBBA Annual Members & Families Picnic! It is being held on Saturday, September 22nd from 4-8pm at Gregory’s Pond. Rain or shine.

Please bring your family or a plus one for a relaxing evening in a beautiful setting just around the corner from Rockwood Park.

The club will provide fried chicken, water and some sodas and paper products. Please bring a dish to share and a folding chair to sit on.

We will enjoy appetizers from 4-5:30 for the “tell your favorite or most outrageous bee story”, sit and enjoy the scenery and fish in the tranquil Gregory’s Pond time" time. If you play a musical instrument bring that too!

Dinner will start at 5:30pm and continue until everyone gets full or 8:00PM, whichever comes first.

Please RSVP by 9/18/2018 by submitting this form (click here). Directions to follow.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

July meeting & other info of interest

This is just a friendly reminder that our July meeting is Monday, July 9th – our Club Social starts at 6pm, the meeting will start at 6:45pm.

Channel 6 News gave us some fabulous publicity for the Honey Bee Festival – here is the article:

The Eastern Apiculture Society is having its annual conference August 13-17 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. For more information, visit