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Spring 2023 Meeting Registration

  • 10 Jun 2023
  • 8:30 AM
  • 11 Jun 2023
  • 2:00 PM
  • 450 Sweet Briar Drive Sweet Briar, VA 24595


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This year's Virginia State Beekeepers Association Spring Meeting is a must-attend event for anyone interested in beekeeping. With a focus on education and hands-on workshops, attendees will leave with a wealth of knowledge and skills to improve their beekeeping practices.

Dr. Juliana Rangel, an Associate Professor of Entomology and Extension Specialist at Texas A&M University, will be speaking on the latest research in bee breeding and genomics. Dr. Jay Evans, a Research Entomologist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, will be sharing his expertise in honey bee health and disease management. Dr. Scott McArt, an Assistant Professor of Entomology at Cornell University, will be discussing the role of bee nutrition in colony health. And Dr. Kiara Wagoner, an Assistant Professor of Entomology at the University of Florida, will be speaking on the use of pesticides in beekeeping.


The workshops at the event will provide practical skills for attendees. The microscopy workshop with Dr. James Wilson will give participants an opportunity to use high-powered microscopes to examine bee anatomy and diseases. The honey show prep workshop with EAS Master Beekeepers Karla Eisen and Bob Wellemeyer will provide valuable tips for preparing honey for competition. The apiary workshop with Virginia Master Beekeepers Brooke Savage and Kristine Smith will provide hands-on experience in managing bees.

Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the pollinator meadows and greenhouse gardens, providing a closer look at the plants that support honey bees and other pollinators. Finally, we are pleased to offer a yoga session, led by a certified instructor, which will provide an opportunity for participants to stretch, relax, and unwind. This session will help beekeepers reduce stress and promote relaxation through breathing techniques and meditation.

The Virginia State Beekeepers Association Spring Meeting at Sweet Briar College on June 10 and 11, 2023, promises to be a fun, educational, and practical event for anyone interested in beekeeping. Come join us and learn from the experts!



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