History of Club Programs

PWRBA History of Club Programs


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


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

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

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

Aug.               Fall Management with Jeff Pfoutz.

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

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


January           Elections,

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

May                  Business Meeting, Swarm Catching (Dave Wright)

August             PW County Fair Bee Booth and Honey Show

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

August              Fall Management (Mike Blythe and Karla Eisen)

September       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.                 Farm Field Days Outreach

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


January          Pot luck Dinner

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

March             Winter into Spring Management (Karla Eisen)

April                Intermediate Seminar- Requeening (Bill Bundy)

May                Preparing Honey for Show (Whitney Long)

July                Club Picnic

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

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

Oct.                 Farm Field Days Outreach

Nov.                   Top Bar Hives (Dr. Wyatt Magnum)


January         Beekeeping in the Amazon, Peru (German Perilla)

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

March           Certified Naturally Grown Program for Beekeepers (Johnathan Duffy)

May              Beltsville “Bee Lab” with Dr. Ryan Schwarz; Special Class- Queen Rearing All Day Class and Field (Mike Church)

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

August         PW County Fair Bee Outreach Booth and Honey Show; Refresher class Fall Management (Miss Kristin G.)

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

Oct.             Farm Field Days Outreach

Nov.            Observation Hives- Dr. Frank Linton


January       Snowed out!

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

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

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

July            Club Picnic

August        PW Fair Outreach Bee Booth

Sept           PW Farm Tour Outreach Bee Booth;Honey Tasting & SARE Results- “Promoting Sustainable Beekeeping through Local Production of Nucs“ (Karla Eisen)

Oct.           Farm Field Days Outreach

Nov.           Queen of the Sun movie presentation

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


January      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 Birefing (Karla and John)


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