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
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).
Please see attached flyer for Winter Prep Workshop.
2018 Winter Prep Workshop.pdf
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!
RPBBA invites anyone who makes Bee products (other than honey) to speak and/or bring product to the November meeting. It’s an opportunity for folk to show off their work and teach others how to make fun things to sell or give as presents.
If you are interested, please complete this form.
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!
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: https://wtvr.com/2018/06/25/honey-bee-festival/
The Eastern Apiculture Society is having its annual conference August 13-17 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. For more information, visit http://www.easternapiculture.org/