Date: May 3-5, 2013
Location: Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria, VA
The Northern Virginia Beekeeping Teaching Consortium and Haywood Honey, LLC are sponsoring a Queen Rearing Retreat at Graves Mountain Lodge featuring hands-on and classroom instruction by Dr. Larry J. Connor.
Class size is limited to 20 participants; first come - first registered.
This class is geared to beekeepers with 3 years or more experience. Beekeepers should feel comfortable working bees without gloves
To register, send check for full amount to HHS-Continuing Education Initiative, P.O. Box 769, Madison, VA 22727. Be sure to include type of room selection. Cancellations accepted and money refunded up to 2 weeks before the retreat
Date: Saturdays, February 16, 23 and March 2, 2013 from 8 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Virginia Wesleyan College, Blocker Hall, 1584 Wesleyan Dr Norfolk, VA 23502.
Cost: $30 individual. $15 for each additional student in same household.
The Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia and the Wesleyan Beekeepers Association present a three-day Short Course for Beginning Beekeepers with an emphasis on sustainable, chemical-free practices. The course will be held on three consecutive Saturdays, February 16, 23 and March 2, 2013 at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia. An optional fourth Saturday open hive demonstration in the bee yard with an equipment assembly workshop and graduation luncheon is included. The course consists of lectures and hands-on demonstrations. This course fulfills the educational requirement of six (6) hours of classroom instruction in introductory beekeeping training for the qualified level of the Virginia Master Beekeeper Program. Click here for additional information including registration and syllabus.
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013
Location: Northampton Community Center, 1435 A Todd's Lane, Hampton, VA 23666.
Cost: $25.00 in advance. There will be no ticket sales at the door.
The class will be taught by Dr. Rick Fell from Virginia Tech and our very own Virginia State Apiarist, Keith Tignor. The class is open to all members of any of the beekeeping clubs. To sign up, contact Andy Westrich by January 23, 2013. The doors to the center open at 8 AM and the class will start at 8:30 AM. Checks should be made payable to "Colonial Beekeepers Association" in the amount of $25 per person and mailed to:
68 Sherry Dell Drive
Hampton , VA 23666
Any questions can be sent directly to Andy. This is a great opportunity to pick up queen rearing skills and to acquire qualifying class hours for the Master Beekeeper Program.
Dates: January 8-12, 2013
Location: Hershey, Pennsylvania
The 2013 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow will be held in Hershey, Pennsylvania at the Hershey® Lodge, January 8-12, 2013. As always, this conference promises to bring you the most up-to-date information within the beekeeping industry and the latest products and services offered by many exhibitors and sponsors.
The 2013 conference will be a very special one because the American Beekeeping Federation will be celebrating its 70th anniversary! The ABF could not think of a better way to celebrate than by hosting another successful conference and tradeshow.
The conference committee is busy developing the agenda and you can be sure it will include presentations from industry experts as well as information from speakers new to the ABF. Features of the 2013 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow include:
For more information, click here.
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2012
Location: Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center – 1444 Diamond Springs Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23455.
Cost: $20 each. Workshop is Full - preregistration required!
Ever wonder how bees convert nectar into honey? Why do bees store more honey than they need to survive? How can a beekeeper maximize honey production? How should honey be harvested and handled to maintain its wholesome goodness?
Join Dr. Rick Fell, Virginia’s Extension Apiculturist, and Keith Tignor, Virginia's State Apiarist, as they demystify honey production and explain the principles behind a bountiful honey harvest.
Please contact Pam Fisher if you would like to register for this workshop or require further information.
Presented by the Colonial Beekeepers Association
Date: Thursdays, 6 PM to 9 PM. March 15, 22 and 29 and April 5, 2012
Location: Northampton Community Center, 1435-A Todds Lane, Hampton VA 23666.
A bee yard day is scheduled on the 7th of April from 10 AM to 2 PM. Students must attend all five days to get full credit for the course.
First Lessons in Beekeeping book offered for sale at the class. Pre-registration required.
Presented by the Beekeepers of the Albemarle
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 9 AM to 12 PM
Location: NC Cooperative Extension Service Center, 1209 McPherson Street Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Cost: FREE for current Beekeepers of the Albemarle members and $20.00* for non-members
Checkerboarding is a term used in beekeeping that describes a specific hive management technique to prevent swarming. The technique was developed by Walt Wright, a long time beekeeper from Tennessee. Click here to read Wright's articles as published in American Bee Journal and Bee Culture.
Amy Bundy, Secretary
906 Foreman Bundy Rd.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
*In the event of the seminar being cancelled, money will be refunded.
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012
Cost: $30 per person pre-register; $35 at door; $50 per household
Date: March 23-24, 2012
Location: ACCA Temple Shrine, 1712 Bellevue Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227
When: March 27, 2012 from 7 PM to 8 PM EDT
Sponsored by Brushy Mountain Bee Farm
Dennis vanEngelsdorp (Project Director for Bee Informed Partnership) will discuss the importance of the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) project and how it is working to reduce colony losses. For the effort to be successful, it requires beekeeper involvement. Be part of the solution. Learn why it is vital for all beekeepers to be involved and the benefits you will receive.
Register here for the webinar. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to participate in the webinar.
When: March 31, 2012
Where: Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601
Investigate the secret lives of bees at the Virginia Living Museum. Discover the critical role that honeybees and other native bees play in pollination. Learn about the devastating widespread honeybee decline and find out what you can do to help. See different species of bees and bee mimics from museum collections and create BEE-utiful crafts to take home. Meet representatives from The Colonial Beekeeper's Association will have a display sharing information about keeping honey bees.
When: March 31, 2012 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Cost: $45 (museum admission is included)
Learn about beekeeping on March 31 from Gunther Hauk, who has been a beekeeper for more than 35 years and is one of the central inspiring figures in “Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?”
The workshop is part of a day-long celebration of bees at the Virginia Living Museum, Newport News.
Gunther Hauk has been a teacher, lecturer, biodynamic gardener and beekeeper for more than 35 years. He co-founded the Pfeiffer Center in Chestnut Ridge, NY in 1996, and Spikenard Farm, Inc., a non-profit honeybee sanctuary in 2006. Over these years, he has given workshops on the successful use of sustainable/biodynamic beekeeping methods in 26 states. In his book “Toward Saving the Honey Bee” (2002) he calls for a radical change from current approaches to beekeeping. The Spikenard Honey Bee Sanctuary is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Floyd, VA.
Register in advance at 757-595-9135 or online.
When: March 31, 2012 at 2 PM
This film is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of “The Real Dirt on Farmer John. “ Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world.
Presented by the Richmond Beekeepers Association
Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 7 PM
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Michael Bush is the author of The Practical Beekeeper and Beekeeping Naturally. His lectures include "Four Simple Steps to Healthier Bees" and "Lazy Beekeeping"
Tom Seeley, Dewey Caron, Debbie Delaney, Michael Palmer, Jim Tew, Joe Latshaw, Ross Conrad, Michael Young, Maryann Frazier, Marla Spivak, Jeff Pettis, Sam Comfort and a whole host of other local and international experts that will be presenting at EAS Vt.
Every summer the Eastern Apicultural Society conducts its Annual Conference consisting of lectures, workshops, vendor displays, short courses for beginning and advanced beekeepers, and annual business meeting in one of its 26 member states or provinces in the eastern U.S. and Canada. Over 400 people generally attend the conference each year.
Find out what “all-the-buzz” is about! In partnership with the Norfolk Botanical Garden.
Date: Thursdays, August 23, 30 and September 6, 2012. 7 pm - 9 pm
Location: Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk, VA
Cost: $52 ($38 for NBG Members)
This is a 3 evening course, Thursdays Aug. 23rd - Sept. 6th.
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