January 13, 2014 Meeting Minutes

RPBBA-logo-jpgRockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers
Rockwood Park Nature Center, Chesterfield, VA
January 13, 2014
6:30 – 8:30 pm


–Meeting opened by – Rob Wokaty

Meet & Greet-Welcome visitors and new members

Bee classes: Introduction to Bee Keeping Saturday-Sunday March 1 & 2 from 9-4 $150/person $180/couple @ Rockwood Nature Center Course 28353


Sustainable Honey Bee Program, Inc. –SHP looking for club support only

Explore the Outdoors-May 4th Huguenot Park –they need to know if RPBBA will be participating by Feb. 1, 2014 (8 members signed up to help. . .)

Ban on neonicotinoid pesticides sign petition on www.credomobolize.com/petition

Map of club members-To help members identify other beekeepers who reside near them.

“Honeybee hive is a medicine chest” Reyah Carlson March 25-27th

Mid-Atlantic Organic Honey Bee Convention  March 15, 2014

Education:  Prevent moisture in hives- place hive body on top of existing and fill with cedar shavings, pine straw, newspaper, any organic material wrap bottom with burlap to hold mater

Library:  Books can be checked out by members

Speaker Kenny Rodgers and Mason “Swarms & Splits”  Reference:  “Honeybee Democracy” by Thomas Seeley