History of Club Programs

PWRBA History of Club Programs


Jan, 2017              Potluck and Ask a Beekeeper

March, 2017         Cancelled due to snow

May, 2017             Swarm Catching (Dave Wright)

Sep, 2017              Sam Droege, US Geological Society, Native Bees

Nov, 2017


January, 2016      Dr. Frank Linton, Observation Hives.  PWRBA Elections.  2016 01 12 PWRBA Meeting Slides

March, 2016        Spring Management with Karla E.

May, 2016            Gadget Night

Sept, 2016            Sweet Sophia Products of the Hives and Taylor Guildford, High School Beekeeping Club

Oct. 2016             Dr. Megan Milbrath, Michigan State University


January, 2015      Hives in the City with Allison Guillespie. 2015 01 13 Meeting Slides

March, 2015        Swarm Prevention with Karla Eisen, Chris Hewitt, and Tim Vaughn  2015 03 10 Agenda

May, 2015            State of Beekeeping in Virginia with Keith Tignor, VDACS State Apiarist  2015 05 12 Agenda Slides here

Aug. , 2015           Fall Management with Jeff Pfoutz.

Sep. , 2015           Products of the hive 2015 September Condensed with Maggie Mills, Hope Honey.  Agenda Slides here.

Nov. , 2015          Dr. Rick Fell, Virginia Tech  2015 11 10 Agenda



January, 2014      Elections,

March, 2014        Business Meeting, German Perilla, Stingless Bees and Honey of the Amazon

May, 2014            Business Meeting, Swarm Catching (Dave Wright)

August, 2014       PW County Fair Bee Booth and Honey Show

August, 2014       Beekeeping Through the Camera Lens (Simon Croson, The Artisan Honey Company, co sponsored with George Mason University)

August, 2014       Fall Management (Mike Blythe and Karla Eisen)

Sep, 2014             Business Meeting, Potluck Dinner, Honey Tasting, and the Emergency Assistance for Livestock (ELAP) Program (Ken B., Farm         Service Agency, Warrenton), Western PW Farm Tour

Oct. , 2013           Farm Field Days Outreach

Nov., 2013           Bob Wellemeyer, Windsong Apiary.  Regional and Migratory Pollination.  2014 11 11 Agenda


January, 2013         Pot luck Dinner

Feb., 2013             Int. Beekeeping Seminar Nucs: How to (Karla Eisen)

March, 201           Winter into Spring Management (Karla Eisen)

April, 2                     Intermediate Seminar- Requeening (Bill Bundy)

May, 2013               Preparing Honey for Show (Whitney Long)

July, 2013                 Club Picnic

August, 2013         PW County Fair Bee Booth and Honey Show; Refresher class- Fall Management (Mike Blythe)

Sept., 2013               Bayer Bee Health Program; Western PW Farm Tour Bee Outreach

Oct., 2013                 Farm Field Days Outreach

Nov., 2013                Top Bar Hives (Dr. Wyatt Magnum)



January, 2012        Beekeeping in the Amazon, Peru (German Perilla)

Feb., 2012              Refresher class Winter into Spring Management (Karla Eisen)

March, 2012         Certified Naturally Grown Program for Beekeepers (Johnathan Duffy)

May, 2012            Beltsville “Bee Lab” with Dr. Ryan Schwarz;

Special Class- Queen Rearing All Day Class and Field (Mike Church)

July, 2012             Michael Bush (co sponsored with BANV); Club Picnic

August, 2012        PW County Fair Bee Outreach Booth and Honey Show;

Refresher class Fall Management (Miss Kristin G.)

Sept., 2012           Member Gadget Night (Membership- a smashing success!); PW Farm Tour Bee Outreach Booth

Oct., 2012             Farm Field Days Outreach

Nov., 2012            Observation Hives- Dr. Frank Linton



January, 2011       Snowed out!

Feb., 2011             Int. Seminar- The Nuts and Bolts of Nucs and Splits (Pat and Jim Haskell)

March, 2011          A Comparison of Honey Bee Colony Strength and Survivability between Nucleus and Package Started Colonies

Backyard Queen Rearing (Erin Forbes, Overland Apiary, ME, Maine)

April, 2011            Int. Seminar- The Sustainable Apiary (Mike Palmer, French Hill Apiaries, VT.)

May, 2011            Backyard Queen Rearing with Nicot or Jenter (Don Heishman)

July, 2011            Club Picnic

August, 2011        PW Fair Outreach Bee Booth

Sept. 2011           PW Farm Tour Outreach Bee Booth

Honey Tasting & SARE Results- “Promoting Sustainable Beekeeping through Local Production of Nucs“ (Karla Eisen)

Oct., 2011           Farm Field Days Outreach

Nov., 2011          Queen of the Sun movie presentation

August, 2011       Refresher Class Fall Management, (Karla E.).


January, 2010      Honey Tasting

Feb.           Int Seminar Spring Management- (Karla Eisen)

March        Swarm Catching and Bee Extractions- (Mike and Tina Kestner)

April           Int. Seminar Swarm Management- (Bill Bundy (LBA)

May           Club Business, Committees, & Networkin;  Int. Seminar Queen Rearing- (Keith Fletcher)

June          Int. Seminar Honey Harvest and Extraction- (Pat and Jim Haskell);Int. Seminar Overwintered Nucs – (Karla Eisen and                    John Strecker)

July           Picnic

August       PW Fair Outreach Bee Booth

Sept.         Planting for Bees- (Louise Edsall);PW Farm Tour Outreach Bee Booth

Nov.            Observation Hives (Dr. Frank Linton)



January        Pollen Nation movie

March          Spring Management – (Keith Fletcher and Karla Eisen) & Bee Club Committee Structure

April & May  (SARE) Making Nucs- (Karla, John, and Keith)

May             Sister Bee Movie; (SARE) Queen Rearing Class and Field- (Keith Tignor and Dr. Rick Fell (VT)

July             Fall Management- (Keith Fletcher)

September   Keith Tignor- State Apiarist

Sept            PW Tour Outreach Bee Booth

November    Preparing for the Honey Show- (Bob Wellemeyer- Regional Bee Inspector, Honey Judge & Owner of Windsong Apiaries)


January       Pot Luck dinner

March          Honey Hunting in Nepal- movie

May             4 H 2BAB- (Brenda Kiessling)

June            Queen Rearing Class and Field – (Keith Tignor and Dr. Rick Fell)

September   Fall Management- (John Strecker) Introducing SARE; PW Farm Tour Outreach Bee Booth

November    Nucs – (John Fraser) & Rezoning Briefing (Karla and John)

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