So You Want to Be a Beekeeper

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New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association presents the free program “So, You Want To Be a Beekeeper” this month at the locations below:

Members of the New River Valley Beekeepers’ Association (NRVBA) will present “So, You Want To Be a Beekeeper” sessions at regional library branches addressing all aspects of getting started in beekeeping (costs, equipment needed, time required, procedures for acquiring and keeping bees, expectations for honey harvest, etc.)

No sign-up or pre-registration required. Instructions for Beginner’s Course Registration will be available. Presentations last approximately one hour and are free.

For more information on the class, visit: our website or address any questions to Jerry Borger at 540-557-7789.

Saturday, 11 January at 10:30 am
Free Memorial Public Library
300 Giles Ave

Saturday, 11 January at 1:30 pm
Christiansburg Library
125 Sheltman Street

Sunday, 12 January at 1:30 pm
Meadowbrook Public Library
267 Alleghany Spring Road

Sunday, 19 January at 1:30 pm
Jessie Peterman Library
321 West Main Street

Sunday, 26 January at 1:30 pm
Blacksburg Library
200 Miller Street

Beginning Beekeeper’s Course, 2020

Those interested will be able to sign up for a Beginning Beekeeper’s Course in person at one of the sessions described above or on-line at  The course lasts two Saturdays, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, 8 February and 11 April 2020.  Cost is $60 per student and includes a beginner’s book, course materials, and lunch; $30 for additional family members who share the book and course materials. The course will be held at 220 Price Hall on the Virginia Tech Campus and will include (weather permitting) a hands-on session in the NRVBA apiary. Seating is limited and pre-registration not later than    31 January 2020 is mandatory.  Click this link to reserve your spot: Registration will close on 31 January or when the class is full, whichever comes first!  Address questions to Jerry Borger, 540-557-7789.