Meeting Schedule

Date Speaker Speaker Topic Snacks Volunteer
January 19,  2017 No Speaker – Business Meeting 2017 Budget Planning Need Volunteer
February 16, 2017 Ann Harmon The winter cluster Carol Butler
March 11, 2017 Solomon Parker All day Seminar at BRCC Treatment free beekeeping Lunch provided
March 16, 2017  No regular meeting
April 20, 2017  Jason Hallacher Queen rearing  Norm Southerly
May 18, 2017 Kirsten & Michael Traynor  European beekeeping Adrian Zwanzig
June 24, 2017 SVBA Summer Picnic (2-6pm)  4584 Fawn Crossing, Bridgewater, VA 22812 (Driving Directions and Map) Bring items for auction and a side dish Pot Luck
July No meeting
August 17, 2017  Marcel Durieux  Swarm behavior Alex Hausrath
September 21,2017 Dave Pugh  Round table discussion on splits. Alison Graves
October 19, 2017  Dr. James Wilson  Integrated Pest Management Exploration in Virginia Cucurbit Production and Honey Bee Risk Qualification John Bauman
November16,2017  Justin Folks  “The Bobwhites and the Bees” – Managing your property for Pollinators and other Wildlife Paris Carter
December  2017 SVBA Holiday Party2 – 6 pm at the Tinkling Springs Presbyterian regular meeting location Bring a your favorite dish and an appetite.  To participate in the honey desert contest, bring your honey containing desert. Pot Luck


Unless we are having a field trip, party, or special event, the club meets at the

Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church
30 Tinkling Springs Drive
Fishersville, VA 22939

located on the eastern side of Tinkling Springs Road about a half of a mile north of I64 at exit 221.  Visitors are always welcome.  The club meets in a older white clapboard building located on the right (adjacent to the cemetery) as you enter the church grounds.  Overflow parking is available in the parking lot on the left in front of the church.  Our meetings begin at approximately 6:30 pm.


Meeting Schedule — 7 Comments

  1. I’ll be moving to the Harrisonburg area in 2014 with my three strong hives, and note that the closest bee club is in Tinkling Springs PC. Is there anyone coming down fom Harrisonburg that is a current member of the club?

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  3. I can safely assume that your meeting with the Traynors is still on for tomorrow night? We heard them speak in November; really learned a lot.

    • The SVBA monthly meeting tomorrow night with the Trainers presenting is on track starting at 6:30pm at the Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church.

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