Education

Spring Managment & Swarm Prevention

Spring is coming- Come to our Tue. March 8th meeting at 7 pm to learn a bit about Spring Management.  6:30 for Ask a Beekeeper with Scot Reid. But back to Spring… What will you do to prepare or will you find your bees in the trees?  What can you do when you see queen […]

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

Prince William Farm Tour is the Bees Knees- Volunteers Needed

The Western Prince William Farm Tour is the BEES KNEES!  Join us the last weekend of September on the 26th and the 27th for this delightful educational event.  This year the location has moved slightly to 14039 Owls Nest Rd. , Nokesville, VA Farm Tour usually runs from 10-4 on Saturday and 12-4 on Sunday.  […]

Need help knowing what to look for in your colony? Keeping records?

Need help knowing what to look for in your colony? Reading a frame? Keeping records?  Try some of these helpful resources http://pwrbeekeepers.com/resources/inspecting-your-colonies/

Installing Nucs and Packages

There is a lot of garbage out there on the internet but these two videos on installing a nuc and a package are pretty good.  Made by our friend in Maine, Erin Forbes of Overland Apiary. Here she installs a nuc (note she has a lit smoker in the background just in case) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB7Vab9hxmg and […]

A close up look at bees and beekeeping

A closer look at bees and beekeeping.  Scroll over these photos to see what eggs, larvae, and more look like.  A great tool in your beeekeepign education http://floridabeekeepers.org/beeclasseducation.htm

Learning All About What is Going on in Your Colonies

Want to know more about bee biology, how to inspect colonies, assessing a dead out or bee diseases and more? Biology of the Colony Inspecting Your Colonies Assessing a Dead out Colony Bee Diseases More on Bee Diseases Swarm Management Understanding Bee Anatomy

Bee School Open House

Want to be a beekeeper?  As part of the Northern Virginia Beekeeping Teaching Consortium, PWRBA highly recommends attending Bee School to prepare you for a successful start.  The PWRBA Bee School Open House will be Sat. Nov. 22nd from 1-3 pm at the Manassas Church of the Brethren.  Talk to other beekeepers, see beekeeping equipment, […]

Prince William Fair- Time for volunteering at the PWRBA Booth

August 7-15th– Time for the  Prince William County Fair and Honey Show– Volunteers are needed to staff the PWRBA booth from Aug 8th through the 16th. The Fair is open this year on the weekends (Friday, the 8th, Saturday, the 9th, Sunday, the 10th and Saturday the 16th from 12 noon until about 8 PM […]

Fall Management Class- Did you know the beekeeping year begins in August?

Fall Management Class, Tuesday, August 5, 7:00 PM, Church of the Brethren, Manassas, VA.    Did you know the beekeeping year begins in August? This class is your opportunity to learn and/or review best practices for preparing your colonies to survive winter and come out thriving!  The care you give your colonies in the fall […]