Club Meeting March 12

Hi Everyone – I can’t believe it’s almost time for the March Club Meeting on Monday, March 12th at the Nature Center. Our Guest Speaker will be Virginia State Master Beekeeper John Davis. He will be teaching everyone about how to investigate a dead hive and figure out what went wrong and how to prevent it from happening again. It’s not always what you thought.

We will also be talking about what we should be doing with our hives in March. Honey Bee Festival announcements will also be on the agenda.

Our club social will start at 6:00pm with the meeting starting at 6:45pm. Hope to see you all there …

Stan

Spikenard Farms – March lecture & workshop

Dear Rockwood beekeepers,

I wanted to pass on some information about a beekeeping lecture and workshop that we are sponsoring in March at the Richmond Waldorf School.  They are being led by Gunther Hauk who founded Spikenard, the honeybee sanctuary in Floyd, Va.
I appreciate all your group is doing to help honeybees and hope Gunther’s approach to beekeeping will be of interest to some of your members.
Please feel free to let me know if I can answer any questions about the workshop for you.
Many thanks,
Jenny Dilworth0001

Mentoring and selling bees – 2 quick questions

Are you selling bees this year? If so, would you be interested in posting a free ad to our Clazzified section on our website? We’re getting inquiries from folks looking to purchase packages and nucs and would like to get interested parties connected. If you have bees for sale, please consider submitting your information here: https://rockwoodbeekeepers.com/clazzifieds/

Are you willing to be a mentor? This would involve in-hive sessions at the mentor’s location or as mutually agreed on between the two. If you are interested in being a mentor, please respond to this email so that our Vice President, Kit Munson, can get in contact with you.

Honey extraction services

I will extract your honey in my equipment for your cappings and a small per frame fee.
call 804-787-0023 if interested

Thanks, Lynn V.

 


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EAS 2018 Conference

Dear Virginia Beekeepers,

This year it is our state’s pleasure to host the Eastern Apicultural Society conference here in Hampton roads.

As the conference comes closer we ask that you spread the word to your fellow members. I have attached materials and conference information you can use on your websites, Facebook pages, and in meetings to help advertise the conference.

You can find additional materials such as our publicity videos and presentations on the publicity page of our website http://easternapiculture.org/conferences/eas-2018/publicity.html

For more information about the conference go to our website conference page. http://www.easternapiculture.org/conferences/eas-2018.html

We also have great opportunities for volunteers who would like to help with the conference and receive discounted rates for their volunteer hours. To learn more about volunteering please email EAS2018Virginia

Hotels are now taking reservations for the conference and will fill up fast so make your reservations as soon as possible.

Hotel Offerings:

EAS has negotiated special EAS hotel rates with the conference hotels listed below. It is critically important that you make your EAS hotel reservations using these links and where provided, discount code. Please DO NOT book these hotels using hotwire, Travelocity or other similar services or EAS will not get the credit it needs to reduce the cost of the venue and keep conference costs as affordable as possible for EAS members. Thank you for your cooperation!

Conference Hotel attached to Convention Center by covered walkway – Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton
Hotel Convention Center & Spa,
1700 Coliseum Drive,
Hampton, Virginia, 23666, USA TEL: +1-757-827-8200
2-room suite w/sofa bed: Single or Double occupancy: $115+ tax; 3 people: $125+ tax; 4 people: $135+tax
http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/P/PHFCCES-EAS-20180812/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Crowne Plaza Hampton-Marina
700 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton
Virginia 23669 United States tel 1-757-7279700
King w/sofa bed or 2 double beds: $119+tax
Group Code: E18

· Hampton Public Piers to reserve a dock: http://www.downtownhampton.com/boating/public-piers (NO shuttle to HRCC)

Hampton Inn
3101 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, Virginia, 23666
USA TEL: +1-757-838-1400
2 Queen beds: $109+tax; King w/NO sofa bed: $99+tax

Courtyard Marriott1917 Coliseum Dr, Hampton, VA 23666, Phone: (757) 838-3300
King w/sofa bed: $104+tax

Holiday Inn Express
1813 W Mercury Blvd
Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: (757) 838-8484
King w/sofa bed or 2 double beds: $86.50+tax

Group Code: ENA

Camping:

The Colonies RV and Travel Park501 Fenwick Rd
Fort Monroe, VA 23651
Phone: (757) 722-2200
http://www.thecoloniesrvandtravelpark.com/

Thank you,

Sincerely,

Kristine Smith

EAS Publicity