Bee Meetings and Events

Virginia State Beekeepers Meeting Sat. Nov. 5th

Join us at the Virginia State Beekeepers Association (VSBA) Fall Meeting.  Saturday November 5th in Weyer’s Cave, VA at Blue Ridge Community College an easy drive down 81 near Harrisonburg.   Featuring talks by Dr. Kirsten and Michael Traynor, Dr. Wyatt Mangum, and DC’s own Toni Burnham.  Vendors include Dadant, Geezer Ridge, and more.  Early […]

It’s not too late to register for the Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) and Honey Show- July 25-29

It’s not too late to register for the Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) short course and/or conference. July 25-29th will be a week of amazing beekeeping education, Master Beekeeper Certification, and fun social events with other Beekeepers. Lovingly called BEE CAMP by many, it is an amazing opportunity to surround yourselves with all things bee and […]

Virginia State Beekeepers Association June Meeting

Plan to attend the Virginia State Beekeepers Association meeting this June 17th and 18th in Smithfield, Virginia.  Speakers include Dr. Larry Connor, Wicwas Press, author, and, Jennifer Berry, Apicultural Research Coordinator and Lab Manager for the University of Georgia Honey Bee Program and nuc and queen producer at Honey Pond Farm. There will be workshops […]

Gadget Night at PWRBA Tue. May 10th

Join us at the next PWRBA meeting- our last one before the summer dearth!  It’s gadget night- bring one and share it with the group.  It’s always a fun time. Tuesday, May 10th at 7 pm.  Manassas Church of the Brethren at 10047 Nokesville Rd, Manassas,VA 20110.

Attend Bee College or Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) conference

Ever thought about attending Eastern Apicultural Society (lovingly referred to by some as Bee Camp) or Bee College?  Three Bee College opportunities in Florida, South Florida and the Caribbean Bee College – http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/honeybee/extension/bee_college.shtml South Florida Bee College- http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/honeybee/extension/SFbee_college.shtml Caribbean Bee College –  http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/honeybee/extension/caribbean_bee_college.shtml   EAS– In South New Jersey in 2016! http://www.easternapiculture.org/conferences/eas-2016.html

PWRBA News, Elections, etc.

PWRBA elections are Tuesday January 12th 2016 at our regular meeting.  We need only four people to fill the open offices (President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary), Please consider stepping up and participating. If you want to run for office send Ben Gimeno your name and office of interest.  If you want to nominate someone, […]

Regional, and National Meetings

Save the Dates… Some great meetings Virginia State Beekeepers meeting- Featuring Dr. David Tarpy and Dr. Ernesto Guzman.  Blue Ridge Community College, Weyer’s Cave, VA.  November 7, 2015 Coming in 2016………… American Bee Federation  Jan. 5-9, 2016.  Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (near Jacksonville) Heartland Apicultural Society Conference  Dates TBD but usually in July. Bowling Green, […]

Products of the Hive- next meeting Tue. Sept 8th

Our next PWRBA meeting is Tuesday September 8th.  We will start with “Ask a Beekeeper” at 6:30PM, followed by a short business meeting at 7:00PM.  At 7:30 pm Maggie Mills will speak on Products from the Hive.  Maggie is the owner of the Hope Honey Farm (http://www.hopehoney.com/), the only Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) honey bee […]

Fall Management Talk Tue. Aug. 4th 2015

Save the date, Loudoun Beekeeper Association’s very own Jeff Pfoutz will present a talk on Fall Management.  This critical work in your colonies begins in August.  Don’t miss it!  Notes from year’s past can be found here. Tuesday, August 4th at 7 pm.  at the Manassas Church of the Brethren

Prevent swarming? Find out how at the next club meeting.

The next club meeting is Tuesday, March 10th at 7 pm featuring 3 presentations on Swarm Prevention by club members Karla Eisen, Chris Hewitt, and Tim Vaughn.  Some of what we will cover includes techniques such as reversing hives, early supering, artificial swarms, and the Snelgrove method.