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2012 Calendar:

January 9, 2012 - Consider the Ultraviolet: What Bees See and Why It Matters.  Presented by Dr. Lisa Horth, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University.   This meeting will be held at the Chesapeake Central Library located at 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322

Saturdays, February 11, 18 & 25, 2012 - Beginning Beekeeping Class at Virginia Wesleyan College.

February13, 2012 - Making Splits For Swarm Control & Colony Increases.  Presented by Rick & Pam Fisher

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - Honey Workshop.  Presented by Dr. Rick Fell and Keith Tignor.  HRAREC, 1444 Diamond Springs Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23455.

March 12, 2012 - Free Bees!  Bait Hives and Swarm Capture.  Presented by Phil Barfield

April 9, 2012 - Bee Anatomy.  Presented by Bill Gregory

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - Open Hive Demo and Graduation Luncheon at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research & Extension Center, 1444 Diamond Springs Rd., Virginia Beach, VA  23455

May 14, 2012 - Beekeeping & Mosquito Control. Presented by Joe Simmons, Director, Chesapeake Mosquito Control Commission and Beekeeping Equipment:  The Good, the Bad & the Unknown - A Consumer's Report round-table discussion.

June 11, 2012 - Honey Handling & Labeling.  Presented by Keith Jordan, Food Safety Specialist, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Mist Wand Construction.  Presented by Andy Westrich

July 9, 2012 - IPM for Varroa Control.  Presented by Pete Ostrowski, President of the Colonial Beekeepers Association.

    Saturday, July 14, 2012 - Extractaganza!  Summer Picnic & Honey Extracting PartyDeep Creek Ruritan Club, 200 Luray Street,  Chesapeake, VA 23323

    August 13, 2012 - Top Bar Hives.  Presented by Dr. Wyatt Mangum, University of Mary Washington.  This meeting will be held in the Science Auditorium of Blocker Hall on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan College located at 1584 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502. Upon entering the campus, stop at the guardhouse and tell the guard that you are attending the beekeeping meeting. Drive past the guardhouse, take a right and then your second right to park in the Blocker Hall parking lot.  Blocker Hall has a glass atrium over the entrance.  The auditorium is at the rear of the building.

    September 10, 2012 - Fall Management/ The Beekeepers New Year.  Presented by Dave Kvello.

    October 8, 2012 - Winter Blooming Plants.  Presented by Mike Andruczyk, Chesapeake Horticultural Extension Agent.

    November 12, 2012 - Bee Vacuum Construction.  Presented by Andy Westrich

    December 10, 2012 - Holiday Social at Lillian's Restaurant, 1312 George Washington Hwy N, Chesapeake VA 23323.



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