Due to the coronavirus restrictions we will not be hosting an in person bee school this year. If you are interested in keeping bees or joining the organization please email our Club President Mike Rogers @ email@example.com
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2020 Bee School!
Come one, come all! The Pittsylvania Beekeepers will be hosting an Intro to Beekeeping class at Dadant bee supply.
- The dates for the class will be January 16, 23, 30 & February 6 at 6-8PM in the evening
- The class will be $25.00 – this includes all material
- Come to a meeting to sign up or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tis the season for swarms!! Please visit our “Help” page if you have a swarm on your property, if the beekeepers listed cannot retrieve it chances are they know someone who can!
Next meeting is May 9, please come out and join us.
WE WILL ALL BE JOINING TOGETHER THIS THURSDAY 12/20/18 AT RUSTY AND BETSY EAST’S HOUSE FOR FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP!
Join us, we have lots of great cooks in our club!
Please email email@example.com for details/directions if needed.
We will be meeting as always at the Dadant location on 11/08/18. We will be discussing feeders, feeding, and last minute honey-do lists to get your bees ready for winter!!!
We will also be touching base on our annual POTLUCK as well as upcoming elections for the club.
Please come out and join us!
Our meeting this evening has been postponed to next week 10/18/18 due to inclement weather.
Stay safe and stay dry everyone and see you next week!
Thursday’s Meeting!!!! 08/09/18
Someone said that they did not know what a Small Hive Beetle was so Patrick and I asked around and found out that Sandy Pruitt
new a little about them and said that she would share her information with us at our meeting. Sandy has been a keeper of bees for about 15 years and has learned a thing or two about dealing with SHB. Sandy asked that we come and share or experiences and methods of dealing with these pests as well so this will be a good one.
Looking forward to all the snacks, stories, methods and fun.
Here it is! The meeting we have all been waiting for….time to see what it takes to get that sweet treat from the hive to the jar!!
We will have a honey processing demonstration by Rusty and Betsy East – an informative program that all will enjoy! Rusty and Betsy run 100+ hives and provide honey to businesses all around Pittsylvania County as well as setting up at both the Chatham and Danville farmers market. They are going to take us thru their process on how they uncap and extract honey.
As always we will have great fellowship, snacks, and drink so come on out and join us!
Jason Sigmon, owner of North Star Bee Supply in Reidsville, NC will be our speaker for our June meeting.
Jason is 40 years old and in his 4th year of beekeeping. In addition to bee supplies, Jason sells mated queens and 5 frame nucs and will be sharing his methods for queen production and making up nucs with us. He will also be bringing some of his equipment he uses to graft with and giving us a little hands on feel for the processes he uses.
Jason currently manages around 50 colonies and enjoys teaching and helping others in the field of beekeeping.
As always there will be food, drink, and fellowship aplenty. Come on out and enjoy an educational program on June 7th at 7pm!!!
A quick recap of the last 3 meetings:
We had Jessica Driver to give us the latest news from our region ,
and we gave an update on bee shipments and dates for the up and coming spring packages and nucs.
Spring time, I mean it’s snowing but really its spring time but it’s snowing again, and oh yea some of our package bees are here, and swarm cells are showing up and, and, oh just come on to the meeting and let’s talk about Splitting hives and what to expect from our new packages and stuff.
Come bring your swarm stories and pictures if you have them while we talk about what we should be finding in our hives now in May. Some have asked about how to split swarm cells and all kinds of questions on new packages so come give your input! Bring your swarm gathering stuff to show and tell.
We also have Betsy East coming to tell us a little about her honey and wax products and how she sells her wares.