The 2015 Officers Nominating Committee, Gene Disalvo, Paul Edens and Kristi Orcutt, are soliciting nominations. They need your feedback by October 27th. The Committee will present the recommended slate of officers at the November 10th meeting. If you would like to nominate someone including yourself for any of the positions, please complete this form:
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These photos were shared by our member, Chris B. These are things you may see in May:
1. tulip poplar
2. frame full of brood
3. different colors of pollen bees collecting in spring
4. frame with swarm cells
We will be meeting this coming Monday, October 13th, from 6:30-8:30pm for the Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers meeting. Dale Buck will present our educational segment of the program and our main speaker will be Michael Sandridge, who will teach us how to best prepare our hives for the winter,and fall management. Hope to see you all there!
Sarah Buckley V.P.
is a website that attempts to pass along useful, interesting and original information about beekeeping in this part of the country. Here are a few of the articles we have posted in the past couple of weeks:
We hope you find these interesting and useful.
Good luck with your beekeeping.
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Join the Rockwood Backyard Bee Keepers Association for a fascinating foray into the world of beekeeping. If you’re thinking about starting a bee hive or are just curious about what’s involved, then this program is for you. This workshop is designed for absolute beginners, no previous knowledge is required. Learn how about hive designs, management, pests and diseases and how you can get started. Includes a working session in an active honey bee hive, veils provided. Cost includes all materials.
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 11-12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
$150/person, or $180/per couple (family member, friend, child, etc.)
Register at www.chesterfield.gov/parks • 804-748-1623
We will be meeting this coming Monday, September 8th at 6:30 for the Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers.
In this meeting, we will be having Dale Buck present our educational piece, and our main speaker will be Mary Ann Richie, the author of Planting, and Harvesting Your Herb Garden. This is an excellent resource for planting your pollinator friendly plants. Mary Ann will also be bringing copies of her book to sell after the meeting for around $12.95+tax.
Rob Wokaty, President