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: 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 […]

Next Bee Club- Swarm Catching Adventures, Tips, and Techniques

Join PWRBA at our May meeting, Tuesday May 9th at 7 pm at the Manassas Church of the Brethren for Swarm Catching Adventures, Tips, and Techniques

Attend a regional or national beekeeping meeting in 2017

Consider attending a regional or National conference in 2017!  Lots to chose from- here is a sample Young Harris Beekeeping Institute  May 10th- May 13th 2017 in Georgia (includes Welsh Honey Judge training) Virginia State Beekeepers Association– June 17-18th, 2017 at Ferrum College Heartland Apicultural Society  July 2017 in Evansville, IN Eastern Apicultural Society 2017 […]

PWRBA Club Meeting Swarm Prevention and Splits

Join us on Tuesday March 14th at 7 pm for our regular business meeting followed by a presentation on Swarm Management (with Karla) and Splits- How To (with Diana) Peak Cherry Blossom time is generally the beginning of swarm season in this area.  As of now, it is predicted to be March 15th- significantly earlier […]

Resources- Swarm Management, Nucs, and More

Your PWRBA website has a wealth of information on it.  Have you checked out our RESOURCES page? A few timely resources for our early 2017 swarm season are posted below from the Swarm Management, Splits and Nucs link Make a nuc in 8 minutes or less: Swarm Management (a great comprehensive booklet) Nucs- Nuts […]

PWRBA Bee School applications CLOSED. Consortium classes available

APPLICATIONS FOR BEE SCHOOL 2017 ARE NOW CLOSED Please see list of other classes as part of the Northern Virginia Teaching Consortium here: