Your Eco Honeybees Team

Virginia Beekeeping

Summer 17 & 18, 2016
Smithfield Center
220 N. Church Street, Smithfield, Virginia 23430

This year’s spring meeting will be managed by the Nansemond Beekeepers Association and you will be held during the Smithfield Center, Smithfield, Virginia.

The Speakers: Dr. Larry Connor, retired Extension Bee Specialist at the Ohio State University; and, Jennifer Berry, Apicultural Research Coordinator and Lab Manager when it comes to University of Georgia honey-bee plan. There will be workshops Saturday afternoon.

Registration on Friday, June 17 will start at 12 noon with all the meeting beginning at 1pm. Registration will re-open on Saturday early morning at 8:00am. The conference will begin at 8:45am. You will see speaker presentations, a small business ending up in elections, hawaii Apiarist’s Report and an update regarding the Master Beekeeper system. See schedule within publication for topics of presentations and workshops.

The Meeting Committee has called several motels in the region for group rates:

Hampton Inn & Suites, 200 Vincents Crossing, Smithfield, ( 3 miles from venue) 757-365-4760 features areas designed for $119 per evening, plus taxation for a typical master or queen area and master or queen suites for the price of $139 per evening, plus taxation. This price includes a hot morning meal. You have to mention Virginia State Beekeepers Association when it comes to team rate. The group contract expires Thursday, might 26th.

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, 20080 Brewers Neck Blvd, Carrollton, (5 kilometers from venue), 757-542-3091 has actually spaces readily available for a rate of $59.99 per evening, plus income tax for two two fold bedrooms; and, $65.99 per night, plus taxation for a-room with a king bed.

As with all locations, there's an occupancy ability so we advise you pre-register if at all possible.

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Do worker bees kill drone bees for laziness? - Quora

Nah, they don't sting them to death just kick them out and don't let them back in. In early winter when bees go into winter mode they want to conserve as much energy and food as they can to make it through the winter. As the queen doesn't lay in the winter the drones have no usefulness so they kick them out into the cold. The hive is the organism and at that point those drones are only a drag.
The drones are bigger and make a much louder buzzing noise. When the ladies start kicking them out you can catch them and have a pet bee as they can't sting you.

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