Meeting Schedule

Date Speaker Speaker Topic Snacks Volunteer
January 18,  2018 No Speaker – Business Meeting 2018 Budget Planning Need Volunteer
February 15, 2018  Tai Rouston  Native Bee Diversity and Conservation Martha Gibbons
March 15, 2018  Keith Tignor  Caring for Packages and Nucs Norman Southerly
April 19, 2018  Christopher Hewitt  Russian Queen Breeding Operation  Kevin Ratliff
May 17, 2018  Ann Harman Adrian Zwanzig
June SVBA Summer Picnic (2-6pm)  4584 Fawn Crossing, Bridgewater, VA 22812 (Driving Directions and Map)
August 16, 2018
September 20, 2018
October 18, 2018
November15, 2018
December 8, 2018 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

Houff Center, building G, room186/188(next to or behind the Plecker Building)
Blue Ridge Community College
Weyers Cave, Virginia

Our meetings begin at approximately 6:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month unless there is a special event or field trip.


Meeting Schedule — 9 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.

  4. Are there any bee package suppliers within an hour drive or less from Harrisonburg? I want to start a single hive this Spring (2018).

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