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


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Dr. Leo Sharashkin's Natural Beekeeping Workshop

  • Blue Ridge Community College - Plecker Workforce Center One College Lane Weyers Cave, Virginia (map)

Dr. Leo Sharashkin is the founder of horizontalhive.com and editor of Keeping Bees With a Smile, a compre-hensive resource on keeping bees naturally in horizontal hives. He is contributor to American Bee Journal, The Beekeepers Quarterly (UK), and Acres USA, and speaks internationally on sustainable beekeeping, organic growing, and earth-friendly living.

Keeping bees can be simple, healthful, and rewarding. Dr. Leo shares time-honored methods that take the sting out of beekeeping and make it fun and accessible to all. Experienced beekeepers – from backyard hobbyists to commercial – who seek ways to keep their bees treatment-free with minimal intervention and expense will glean a swath of ideas that can be applied to their existing operations.

Seminar Topics

Bees: The Beginning of Natural Beekeeping

Swarm Trapping, Local Bees & Genetics

Hive Design

Colony Management – Spring & Summer

Colony Management – Fall & Winter, Pests & Diseases


Early Bird

Online Sales open December 1, 2018 and close March 25, 2019

   Members $20

Nonmembers $30

Lunch $8 At the Door

   Members $30

Nonmembers $40

Lunch $10

BUY TICKETS: shenvalleybeekeepers.org/upcoming-events

Dr. Sharashkin - horizontalhive.com/index.shtml

Earlier Event: March 21
March 21, 2019 Monthly PBA meeting
Later Event: April 18
April 18, 2019 Monthly PBA meeting