This year's Fall meeting is hosted by the Shenandoah Valley Beekeepers Association and will be held at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, VA|
The following presentations will be offered:
Dr. Kirsten Traynor, researcher and author, along with her husband Michael Traynor, a fine arts photographer, will present "Over the Atlantic: Intensive Hive Management" detailing European sideliner beekeeping operations that are not only profitable but experience only a 4% loss annually. Their second presentation, "Pesticides and Pollinators" will cover the effects of pesticides beyond neonics and explain how the Zika scare may impact our colonies' health.
Toni Burnham, urban beekeeper in Washington, DC, will present "Urban/Suburban Beekeeping - the Human Side" providing tips for keeping bees and developing a responsible beekeeping ordinance in an urban/suburban environment.
Dr. Wyatt Mangum, researcher and author will present "Hot Bees! Thermal Cameras in the Apiary" with information on the behavior of winter honey bee clusters as revealed by thermal imaging.
Richmond beekeeper, Theo Hartmann, will introduce the BroodMinder system which wirelessly records hive weight, humidity and temperature (both inside and outside) for remote hive monitoring.
An optional lunch consisting of a hot pork barbecue sandwich, coleslaw, macaroni salad, baked beans, potato chips & a drink is offered by the Shenandoah Valley Beekeepers Association for a nominal fee.
Registration through this site is available to current VSBA members and expired/non-members. Payment is by credit card. Prices are the same as for mail-in-registrations, with a discount for current members. Early registration here is until October 10, 2016. Late online registration is October 11 through October 24, 2016.
On Saturday, November 5th, Walk In Registration (cash or check only) will open at 8 AM with the meeting beginning at 9 AM. Presentations and vendors go until 5:00 PM.
Blue Ridge Community College (View)
One College Lane
Weyers Cave, VA 24486
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|