January Meeting Reminder

Hi Folks – this is a friendly reminder that the next meeting is Monday, January 9, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm at Rockwood Nature Center.
Agenda:

Gene – will begin planning for our 8th Annual Honeybee Festival
Jill – will talk about membership renewals, facebook & our website
Harlan – will talk about the Master Beekeeper Program and will also be our main speaker presenting how to overwinter your hives.

On behalf of your 2017 Officers

Paul Edens, President
Stan Houk, Vice President
Jody Conway, Secretary
Theo Hartmann, Treasurer

Dec Christmas Agenda

Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association Monthly Meeting this month is our annual Christmas Party!!!!

Monday, December 12, 2016 at 6:30pm

Please come and share an informal get-together at our Club Christmas Party.

Bring a favorite covered dish, hors d’oeuvre, salad, or dessert and enjoy a nice dinner and holiday time together.

We will have a Christmas game after dinner where we exchange or choose gifts that those that wish to participate have brought. ($10 or less please. It can be a funny, wacky, or useful gift.)

REMINDER: RPBBA Monthly Meetings at

Rockwood Park Nature Center, 6:30 PM,

Every 2nd Monday of the month.

Our Next Meeting is January 9, 2017

On behalf of your 2016 Officers:

President – Richard Tuohy

Vice President – Paul Edens

Secretary – Jody Conway

Treasurer – Theo Hartmann

Dec 2016 – Annual Bee Club Christmas Agenda.docx

**Election of Officers at next Meeting***

Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association Monthly Meeting and Election of Officers for 2017

Monday, November 14, 2016 at 6:30pm

***** Please plan on attending in order to add your nomination and vote for new officers for the coming year. Thank you *****

RPBBA Welcome and Announcements

​Nomination and Election of Officers for 2017: Committee Chairperson Gene Disalvo

Rick McCormick: Homemade Extractor

Q & A

Theo Hartmann: Candy Board

Q & A

Carla Park: Items from the Hive

Q & A

Stan Park: Attic Box

Q & A

See you there!

REMINDER: ​RPBBA Monthly Meetings at

Rockwood Park Nature Center, 6:30 PM,

Every 2nd Monday of the month.

On behalf of your 2016 Officers:

President – Richard Tuohy

Vice President – Paul Edens

Secretary – Jody Conway

Treasurer – Theo Hartmann

RPBBA Officer Nominations

Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association Members:

At November’s monthly meeting the Nominating Committee will be presenting a recommended slate of Officers for 2017. Please participate in this process by:
1. Placing your name in consideration to serve as President, Vice President, Treasurer or Secretary.
2. Nominating a fellow member for consideration as an Officer. The Nominating Committee will then contact this individual to determine their individual interest.

The only requirement to be an Officer is a desire to actively support the mission of RPBBA in a leadership capacity.

Please reply to this message with your nomination(s).

Thank you!

The Nominating Committee

Oct 12 Bee Club Agenda

Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association Monthly Meeting
Monday, October 10, 2016 at 6:30pm

October 10
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RPBBA Announcements

​* Educational Segment:
Show & Tell – Members will display and explain several items of interest

* Speaker: Lady Spirit Moon will present Dr. Don Huber’s slide show presentation. See below:

Dr. Don Huber – Emeritus Professor, Purdue University, Plant Pathology.

Don received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Idaho (1957, 1959), a Ph-D from Michigan State University (1963), and is a graduate of the US Army Command & General Staff College and Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He joined at the Department of Botany & Plant Pathology at Purdue University in 1971. His agricultural research the past 50 years has focused on the epidemiology and control of soil-borne plant pathogens with emphasis on microbial ecology, cultural and biological controls, and physiology of host-parasite relationships. Dr. Huber is an active scientific reviewer; international research cooperator with projects in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Germany, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, and Russia.

He is internationally recognized for his expertise in the development of nitrification inhibitors to improve the efficiency of N fertilizers; interactions of the form of nitrogen, manganese and other nutrients in disease; herbicide-nutrient-disease interactions; techniques for rapid microbial identification; and cultural control of plant diseases. Dr. Huber teaches courses on anti-crop bioterrorism and serves as a consultant on biological weapons of mass destruction and emerging diseases.

His work is vital to human and pollinator survival.

* Questions & Answer Time

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Beekeepers Show-n-​S​
ell –
RPBBA members are welcome to show ​and sell ​
their Bee-Wares to other members​ and visitors​
such as honey, soap, lip balm, candles, pottery, etc.​ before and after our meeting​.

See you there!

REMINDER: ​RPBBA Monthly Meetings at Rockwood Park Nature Center at 6:30 PM, every 2nd Monday of the month.

On behalf of your 2016 Officers:

President – Richard Tuohy

VP – Paul Edens

Secretary – Jody Conway

Treasurer – Theo Hartmann

September Bee Meeting

Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association Monthly Meeting
Monday, September 12, 2016 at 6:30pm

September 12
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​*​
RPBBA Welcome and Announcements

​* Educational Segment: Theo Hartmann

* Guest
Speaker: David Fitzgerald from
HOMESTEAD TRADITIONALS out of Goochland, VA

​* ​
Beekeepers Show-n-​S​
ell –
RPBBA members are welcome to show ​and sell ​
their Bee-Wares to other members​ and visitors​
such as honey, soap, lip balm, candles, pottery, etc.​ before and after our meeting​.

See you there!

REMINDER: ​RPBBA Monthly Meetings at Rockwood Park Nature Center at 6:30 PM, every 2nd Monday of the month.

On behalf of your 2016 Officers:

President – Richard Tuohy

VP – Paul Edens

Secretary – Jody Conway

Treasurer – Theo Hartmann
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2 items: State Fair & Military Member

Regarding the State Fair: If any one wants to enter their honey or wax or observation hive or gadget or other hive product in the competition the deadline for registering is September 2!!! Since this is before our next meeting we are sending out this information now. For details on what and how to register your product please visit the State Fair site at: www.statefairva.org They recommend that you register for all categories interested in even if you end up in only a few(especially the honey colors). Each entry is $1 and can win up to $15 for first place. Again deadline for registering is September 2. We will announce more info on the fair and honey sales and volunteer sign up at the next meeting!

Regarding Member with Military ID: The club is purchasing a storage shed which will be placed near the Nature Center at Rockwood Park. This will give us the storage space we need for all the club things which currently are in people’s homes. We found a suitable shed and were informed that the club will be getting a 2.5% discount if we have a member who is active or retired Military. Please respond if you are a current club member and you have a military ID or know of an active club member who does.

Thanks!

Aug 13th Picnic – No Regular Meeting

Good Morning Folks!

This is just a reminder that we will NOT have our regular meeting tonight, instead we have our annual member picnic. If you have not yet RSVP’s, please do so as soon as possible so that we can accurately provide the amount of food, etc for the picnic.

Please submit the form here or at the end of this email ASAP if you will be attending the picnic.

Annual Member’s Picnic: Saturday, August 13th from 4 pm to 8 pm

· RPBBA Annual Member Picnic, at the Gregory Pond Fishing Club – click here for directions.

· The Association will provide Fried Chicken, soft drinks/water and tableware

o A grill will be set up in case anyone wants to cook their own hotdogs/hamburgers/brats

· All families are asked to bring a side dish to share (e.g. chips, appetizers, desserts, vegetables, potato salad, etc.), and your own lawn chairs or picnic blanket.

· This is family-style event, but alcohol is permitted on the property (BYOB).

· Bring a fishing pole and bait as fishing will be allow from the pond and hopefully we’ll have some fun activities such as horse shoes (bring if you have them) or cornhole competition and live music (bring an instrument!).

· Click here to RSVP with a headcount

July Bee Meeting Agenda

Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association Monthly Meeting
Monday, July 11, 2016 at 6:30pm

July 11, 2016 : Special Guest

* RPBBA Announcements/ Picnic August 13

* Adam & Hannah: “Ask Me I’m a First Year Beekeeper” update from Festival

* Gene Disalvo: Festival Wrap-Up

* Educational Segment: Rob Wokaty: Installing a “Honey Gate”

Lady Spirit Moon Cerilli: Guest Speaker, 8 Year Natural Beekeeper and More (see attachment)

Beekeepers Show-n-Sell – RPBBA members are welcome to show and sell
their Bee-Wares to other members and visitors
such as honey, soap, lip balm, candles, pottery, etc. before and after our meeting.

See you there!

REMINDER: RPBBA Monthly Meetings at Rockwood Park Nature Center at 6:30 PM, every 2nd Monday of the month.

On behalf of your 2016 Officers:

President – Richard Tuohy

VP – Paul Edens

Secretary – Jody Conway

Treasurer – Theo Hartmann

Lady Spirit Moon Bio.docx

RTD Article on Honey Bee Festival

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Honey Bee Festival to promote the importance of bees: ‘We are all beekeepers’

http://m.richmond.com/article_1f547bb0-b036-516e-ad5c-9eeb543cfe22.html?mode=jqm