This is a friendly reminder that the study group will be meeting this Monday,March 4 at 7pm to study for the Apprentice level of Master Beekeeper certification from the VA State Beekeepers Association. All members are welcome. We meet in the Nature Center at Rockwood Park.
More info about the Master Beekeeper program can be found here:
Hope to see you Monday.
There will NOT be a bee festival planning meeting tomorrow, February 25, as announced at the last monthly meeting. We are still getting things ready and will start holding monthly planning meetings soon.
If you are interested in helping with this year’s festival, please contact Gene at gene.
Adam Holland got a request for bees in Southwest Dinwiddie County near Ford, VA. The land owner has 20 acres personally and about an additional 100 acres that he is representing. He would prefer someone that is willing to act as a mentor but it’s not required.
If you are interested in setting up hives on this land, please contact Adam at: adam.holland78
Please provide your name, email and phone number to Adam if interested.
You may be interested in the following:
Doug Anderson, VSBA Master Beekeeper, will be doing a beginner beekeeping presentation at the Southern States in Midlothian, 1200 Alverser Dr, Midlothian, VA 23113, on Saturday, March 9th at 10am. RPBBA members are encouraged to support this presentation with your presence.
Questions about the event can be sent to dwaotm
Beeks – see below for a local training event that might interest you.
Dandelion Springs Apiary
Spring Prep Workshop
Join us for a workshop about
managing your hives during the spring
Saturday February 23, 2019
11am til 2 pm
Cost: $5.00 per person
Topics include: Queen health, colony health, when to reverse brood boxes and add supers, when and what to feed, & an overview of swarm basics and prevention. If you lost your hives and are starting over, come learn what may have happened to your hive and be part of a dead-out inspection.
Please, contact us or visit our website
for more information, to register for workshops, or to order equipment!
I will have five-frame, medium bee nucs available this coming Spring and Summer. They are described at:
See below for more description and instructions on how to reserve nucs.
James O Hicks, Jr