VSBA Meeting Sat. Nov 4th features Erin Forbes, Mike Embry and Dr. James Wilson

The Virginia State Beekeepers Association Meeting is less than 2 hour drive for most of us at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyer’s Cave, VA.  A great speaker line up is in store this year.  Saturday November 4th.  Vendors too! Speakers include: Erin MacGregor-Forbes, Chairman of the Eastern Apicultural Society will present “No-graft Queen Rearing” […]

Virginia State Fair Honey Show- Entry Applications Due Set. 8th & Entries Due Sep. 28

You must REGISTER IN ADVANCE to enter the Virginia State Fair Honey Show. Entry applications are due at the Virginia State Fair Honey Show by September 8th along with a $1 fee.  You can enter online or via mail, but not by fax Find the application here:  http://d2w7gersd1ix5b.cloudfront.net/files.ashx?t=fg&rid=StateFairVA&f=Open_Honey.pdf and more on the OPEN HONEY competitions […]

Sam Droege’s amazing bee photography highlight at next PWRBA meeting

Next club meeting Tuesday, Sept. 12th at 7 pm at the Manassas Church of the Brethren.  We welcome guest speaker Sam Droege of the U.S. Geological society and his amazing bee photography.   Click here to see Sam’s work

Heroes to Hives Outreach at PW Forest Park Heritage Festival Sept 16 2017

New this year Colonel USA Ret. Rick Riccardelli is championing a Heroes to Hives PWRBA booth at the Prince William Forest Park Heritage Festival on September 16 2017 from 11- 5  in Triangle/Dumfries, Virginia.  Rick has a special interest in outreach to Veterans, but ALL are welcome and needed to help educate the public about […]

Western Prince William Farm Tour with Bees at two farms Sept 23 and 24th 2017

PRINCE WILLIAM FARM TOUR– Help families experience the the last vestiges of real farming in Prince William County.  The Prince William Farm Tour is coming up on Saturday September 23 from 10 am. to 4 pm and Sunday  September 24 from noon to 4 pm.  We will have bees at two locations: Jay Yankey’s farm […]

Visit PWRBA at the Prince William County Fair

Prince William still has some agricultural aspects in its County Fair.  The Prince William County Fair is the largest County Fair in the state of Virginia and PWRBA is an important part of the agricultural story.  Stop by and visit the bees- usually in the AG Barn.  August 11-19th 2017. Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 […]

Time for the Honey (and beeswax) Show at the PW Fair

Consider entering your honey or hive product at the PW County Fair Honey Show! Entries are due in on Thursday August 10th. NEW classes of display frames and beeswax candles continue this year.  PWRBA offers cash $$$ prizes & will give out a free queen line jar for entry into the extracted class of the […]

Honey, Honey Hey! Honey, Extractors, and Honey Shows

The PWRBA website has lots of information and resources on it…. including who to contact for the extractor- the club has two a manual crank and a motorized one.  Please be courteous and use it and return it quickly as there are others who will want it. See: http://pwrbeekeepers.com/honey/club-extractor/ Find out all about honey here:  […]

Eastern Apicultural Society comes to the Mid Atlantic in 2017 and 2018

Eastern Apicultural Society comes to the Mid Atlantic in 2017 and 2018

Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) is the largest non commercial beekeeping organization in the country.  The EAS annual summer meeting (held W-F) short course (held M and T) and honey show (W-F) will be in the mid Atlantic area in both 2017 and in 2018! EAS 2017 July 31- Aug. 4th  in Newark, DE EAS 2018 […]

VSBA Spring Meeting- June 16 (starting at 1 pm) & 17, 2017 at Ferrum College

Get ready for the Virginia State Beekeepers Association  Summer Meeting featuring our Bee School author, Dr. Diana Sammaterro.  Registration will be available on the VSBA website and via the VSBA newsletter soon. VSBA Spring Meeting- June 16 (starting at 1 pm) & 17, 2017 at Ferrum College, 215 Ferrum Mountain Road, Ferrum, Virginia 24088  This […]