2019 Meeting Information

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2019 Meeting with Jessica Driver

 

Jessica Driver, Apiary Inspector for the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) , met with the club in February 2019 and talked about:

Beekeeper Pollinator Protection Best Management Practices,

Beehive Distribution Program (Reapply July 1, 2019),

Virginia BeeCheck Program (linking beekeepers with people who spray pesticides (VA.BeeCheck.org),

and the DGIF Guide for Electric Fencing for Bears.


For more information, go to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Beekeeping and Apiary Inspection website.

2018 Meeting Information

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A Big Shout Out to the Heart of Virginia Club President, Tommy Nelson!

 Tommy Nelson spoke about honey bees at the Third St. Brewery release of Stingray Honey Saison on April 11th. In addition to trying a great new honey mead beer, attendees received flower seeds to plant for their neighborhood honey bees and interacted with the observation hive. (Pictured from left to right are David Steeves, Third St. Brewery Beer Master and Tommy Nelson. Picture credit: Third St. Brewery's Facebook page.) 

Check out Tommy on the 3rd Street Brewing Facebook page.

2018 New Beekeepers Agreement

 

Anyone applying for the 2018 Beginner Beekeeping grant needs to turn in the completed application and receipts to Tommy Nelson at our next Heart of Virginia Beekeeping Meeting on Tuesday, June 5th at the Prince Edward County Extension Office. If you have any questions about the grant, please contact Tommy Nelson. Fill out the attached document and attach copies of all receipts to the application. (Receipts must be valid receipts, not hand-written memos.) 

*The Virginia Tobacco Commission Beginner Beekeeping Grant is for new beekeepers only.

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Hive Inspections

 There are a number of ways to keep a running record of hive health: excel spreadsheets, hand-written notes or by using Hive Inspection forms. Here are two examples from other bee clubs. 

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Heart of Virginia Beekeepers featured in The Farmville Herald January 2018

  

Emily Hollingsworth, staff reporter for The Farmville Herald and The Charlotte Gazette attended the club's January 2018 meeting following up with articles featured in each paper.

Link to the Article

Heart of Virginia Beekeepers featured in The Charlotte Gazette

  

Emily Hollingsworth, staff reporter for The Farmville Herald and The Charlotte Gazette attended the club's January 2018 meeting following up with articles featured in each paper.

Link To The Article