Piedmont Beekeepers Association
Serving the Greater Lynchburg, Virginia area and surrounding counties
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Events

Keep an eye out for new events, all geared around enhancing the love of the honey bee.

Amherst Honey Bee Festival
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Amherst Honey Bee Festival

- Event by the Amherst County High School Parent Teacher Organization

Join us as we celebrate bees, honey, spring, fruits, berries, vegetables, farms, orchards, flowers, plants, birds, animals, gardening, butterflies, insects, nature, conservation, ecology, biology, produce, jams & jellies, canned goods, baked goods, and delicious foods. All to support education.

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Virginia State Beekeepers Association 100th Anniversary State meeting
Jun
15
to Jun 16

Virginia State Beekeepers Association 100th Anniversary State meeting

Mark your calendars for our 100th anniversary meeting, June 15 & 16, at Roanoke College in Roanoke.

The speakers are: Tom Seeley, Professor at Cornell University and an outstanding researcher into the behavior and social life of honey bees; Kirsten Traynor, author of Two Million Blossoms: Discovering the Medicinal Benefits of Honey and co-author of Simple, Smart Beekeeping with Michael J. Traynor, she is also the new editor of American Bee Journal; Dewey Caron, Emeritus Professor of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, Univ of Delaware, & Affiliate Professor, Dept Horticulture, Oregon State University, with 40+ years teaching and doing bee extension and bee research; and, Jessica Kern, who has been published in the American Bee Journal and teaches body mechanics for beekeepers, as a beekeeper, her primary focus is on queen rearing, small scale honey production and pollination.  Workshops are scheduled for Saturday afternoon. We will have a workshop on the Driftwatch Program as well as workshops given by Tom, Kirsten and Jessica.

The program agenda with their topics will be in the next Virginia State Beekeepers Association newsletter and on the VSBA website later.

Dinner will be available at the college and after dinner we will have the MBP awards and 100th anniversary celebration. VSBA looks forward to seeing everyone at the meeting and celebration.

Registration information, hotels and vendors will be available in the next VSBA newsletter and on the website at a later date.

Deb Parker, Meeting Chair
brokenpost.farm@gamil.com

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Practical Back Yard Beekeeping Conference - Chatham, Virginia
Feb
2
to Feb 3

Practical Back Yard Beekeeping Conference - Chatham, Virginia

  • Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For Small-Scale (Hobby) and Serious Sideline Beekeepers

DEBBIE DELANEY FEATURED SPEAKER - INSTRUCTOR

Friday Evening (6:00 PM) we will sponsor a Special “BEEKEEPERS DINNER AND PROGRAM” Starting with an exquisite catered meal. All courses will be flavored with specialty honeys! The main course will be Black Angus Beef. (This meal gets rave reviews every year from the attendees!) Immediately following the dinner, (7:00 PM) Dr. Debbie Delaney will present two fascinating programs titled “Bees in Trees” & “Coal Mining to Bee Keeping” to be followed by audience Q’s and A’s. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To Register:  http://halifaxbeekeepers.org/index.php/upcoming-events   Checks, Money Orders or questions- contact Jim Zeigler (jimmyz6@centurylink.net ) or call Jim at 434-376-4490.   

SATURDAY February 3, 2018 - $60   

08:30 CHECK IN AND AT-DOOR REGISTRATION – PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Kickoff Coffee, Tea, Donuts and Fruit  ê  Light Lunch at Noon; planned morning and afternoon breaks.

Topics: Nutritional Forage for Pollinators, Why Genetics are Important To a Beekeeper, and Honey Marketing. (End at 4:00)

Plenty of Q and A Time

To Register: http://halifaxbeekeepers.org/index.php/upcoming-events  Checks, Money Orders and Questions go to Jim Zeigler jimmyz@centurylink.net or call Jim at 434-376-4490 

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January 2018 PBA Monthly Meeting - Nucs and their Uses - 5 Frame Plywood Nuc
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

January 2018 PBA Monthly Meeting - Nucs and their Uses - 5 Frame Plywood Nuc

We will be using the 5 Frame Plywood Nuc BeeHive plans from D. Coates and posted on Beesource.com to build a nuc. Attendees that are planning to build a nuc will need to prepay for materials and bring any supplies needed for building. We are planning to pre-purchase the plywood and have it cut for the meeting, leaving only the building to be completed that night.

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2017 PBA Christmas Celebration
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

2017 PBA Christmas Celebration

  • Lynchburg Public Works Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join Piedmont Beekeepers Association at our December meeting for a time of fellowship and good food. We will be participation in our annual Battered Smoker bee trivia contest to see which team of beekeepers takes home the award for 2018. Hope to see you there!

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2017 Rustburg Christmas Parade
Dec
10
3:00 PM15:00

2017 Rustburg Christmas Parade

Please come and help us celebrate Christmas at the Rustburg Christmas Parade. Volunteers are needed to help build and participate on the float on the day of the parade. Please contact our Christmas Parade Coordinator, Bev Maslow at bevmaslow@gmail.com for more information or to help volunteer!

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November 2017 PBA Monthly Meeting - Honey Tasting
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

November 2017 PBA Monthly Meeting - Honey Tasting

  • Lynchburg Public Works Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bring your test honey for others members of the Piedmont Beekeepers Association to try. More importantly, be prepared to try everyone else's honey. This is a night of taste testing and a chance for everyone to relax after a long season. Please bring samples in an unmarked container to allow for a fair contest when others just who had the best honey.

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Virginia State Beekeepers Association - Fall 2017 Conference
Nov
4
8:00 AM08:00

Virginia State Beekeepers Association - Fall 2017 Conference

VIRGINIA STATE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION

Fall Meeting – Saturday, November 4, 2017

Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave

AGENDA (subject to change)

8:00 – 9:00 Registration

9:00 – 9:15 Opening Remarks

9:15 – 9:30 EAS 2018 Update – Pam Fisher

9:30 – 10:30 No-Graft Queen Rearing – Erin MacGregor-Forbes

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 11:00 Door Prizes

11:00 – 12:00 Small Hive Beetle Then and Now – Mike Embrey

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 1:15 Door Prizes

1:15 – 2:15 Integrating Pest Management in Virginia Cucurbit Production: An Example for Virginia Beekeepers - Dr. James Wilson

2:15 – 3:15 Organizing a Second Year Bee School – Erin MacGregor-Forbes

3:15 – 3:45 Break

3:45 – 4:00 Door Prize Drawings (last one of the day)

4:00 - 4:30 Business Meeting

4:30 – 5:00 State Apiarist Report – Keith Tignor

5:00 – 5:30 Master Beekeeper Program Update – Frank Walker

5:30 Adjourn

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2017 Campbell County Heritage Festival
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

2017 Campbell County Heritage Festival

Please come join us at the joint Piedmont Beekeepers Association / Campbell County Youth Beekeepers Association booth at the Campbell County Heritage Festival. Volunteers will be needed to set up, participate at, and take down the booth. Members of PBA are welcome to sell their honey, or beekeeping related goods.

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August Monthly Meeting - Speakers Earnest "Bear" Moore & Ann Zudekoff
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

August Monthly Meeting - Speakers Earnest "Bear" Moore & Ann Zudekoff

August Monthly Meeting

7-7:25pm - Member Earnest "Bear" Moore will present a frame wiring demonstration.

7:30-Meeting end - Member Ann Zudekoff will present "10 Stupid things that Beekeepers do"

 

Join us for a time of education, outreach and fellowship.

Free off-street parking front and side of building.

Public is welcome at all meetings.

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Summer Picnic
Jul
22
12:00 PM12:00

Summer Picnic

Thanks to Select Bank for providing burgers, hot dogs, and a small assortment of drinks. Please bring lawn chairs. The pool will be available for use.

Please use Rt. 221 to Good Station. (Goode Road Bridge is closed due to construction)

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