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  4. BeeKeeping Phone Apps

    I personally only use the camera on my phone to take photos of interesting things happening inside and outside my hives. Since I usually have more than twenty active colonies in my yard, instead of keeping a detailed beekeeping journal I keep shorthand notes written in Sharpie on duct tape on top of each hive. Then I take a photo of each hive top as I finish working it and make any notes. I've just begun playing with the Evernote app to allow me to better sort and archive my hive-top notes and photos. Some beekeepers like HiveTracks, but I have not tried it. https://hivetracks.com/index.php
  5. BeeKeeping Phone Apps

    Hello Bee Keepers, I was wondering what if any, phone apps you use to help you with your bees. Wags
  6. Hives Wanted!

    That’s good! Yellow jacket and honey bee venom are not the same.
  7. Hives Wanted!

    Kristina, I asked her about the allergy. She told me that in the past she had been stung by multiple yellow jackets that went up her pant leg. Her entire leg was swollen for a couple of weeks. She was told that a future sting could be systemic. She doesn’t have a known allergy to honey bee venom (unless it the same as thr venom of yellow jackets?). Basically, she wants hives but does not want to manage them herself.
  8. Hives Wanted!

    When I talked to that lady she mentioned something about having a bee allergy. Anyone who considers keeping bees on this site should talk to her about this topic.
  9. Hives Wanted!

    Yes. I considered it, but just cannot commit to another new site.
  10. Hives Wanted!

    Is that the one that contacted me?
  11. Hives Wanted!

    New site in Bluemont: On behalf of the owner, I am posting notice for a very nice property available for hives in Bluemont. The property is near the Great Country Farm area on Foggy Bottom Road. The owner has a nice apple orchard and 22 acres (two ponds, pasture, and wooded areas on th perimeter).
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    Yes, I am interested if our property fits your requirements for having hives placed here. We are in Lovettsville Va. 20180 and have a section of unused woods that is fenced off from our yard sitting next to an open meadow. Brenda Buzzell 4109795782
  14. Beginning Beekeeping Class (Saturday Session)

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    Class Location, Date and Time Classes are held at Patrick Henry College, Nash Auditorium, 10 Patrick Henry Cir., Purcellville, VA, 20132. The course runs for seven weeks starting February 9th & 10th.Sessions are offered twice a week to accommodate different schedules: Fridays 7:00-9:00pm and Saturdays 8:00-10:00am. Students should attend one of the two sessions each week and should also attend the same session each week. Course Schedule Week 1 - Feb. 9/10 Introduction to Beekeeping Week 2 - Feb. 16/17 Beekeeping Equipment Week 3 - Feb. 23/24 Dynamics of the Colony Week 4 - Mar. 2/3 Diseases, Parasites, Pests, & Predators Week 5 - Mar. 9/10 First Year Beekeeping Week 6 - Mar. 16/17 Second Year Beekeeping Week 7 - Mar. 23/24 Floral Sources & Sustainable Beekeeping
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    Class Location, Date and Time Classes are held at Patrick Henry College, Nash Auditorium, 10 Patrick Henry Cir., Purcellville, VA, 20132. The course runs for seven weeks starting February 9th & 10th.Sessions are offered twice a week to accommodate different schedules: Fridays 7:00-9:00pm and Saturdays 8:00-10:00am. Students should attend one of the two sessions each week and should also attend the same session each week. Course Schedule Week 1 - Feb. 9/10 Introduction to Beekeeping Week 2 - Feb. 16/17 Beekeeping Equipment Week 3 - Feb. 23/24 Dynamics of the Colony Week 4 - Mar. 2/3 Diseases, Parasites, Pests, & Predators Week 5 - Mar. 9/10 First Year Beekeeping Week 6 - Mar. 16/17 Second Year Beekeeping Week 7 - Mar. 23/24 Floral Sources & Sustainable Beekeeping
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    2018 Loudoun Grown Expo Enjoy Loudoun's Wineries, Community-Supported-Agriculture, Growers, Producers, Artisans, & Makers all under one roof! HISTORIC BUSH TABERNACLE 250 S. NURSERY AVE. PURCELLVILLE, VA SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2018 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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    Welcome new beekeepers! LBA's open house for the 2018 Beginning Beekeeping class will be held Saturday, February 3rd @ 9:00-11:30am at Patrick Henry College, Founders Hall Lobby. Anyone registered for the 2018 Beginning Beekeeping course is encouraged to attend to complete registration for the course and pick up class materials. Examples of beekeeping equipment will be on display so that you can get an idea of the materials you will need. Club members will be available to answer your questions. All LBA members are invited and encouraged to attend the open house. Your enthusiasm for beekeeping is certain to encourage prospective beekeepers.
  18. Catoctin Honey

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    Locally-made honey available in 12 oz. bears and 16-oz. glass or plastic jars.
  20. December 2018 Member Meeting

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    December 2018 Member Meeting Speaker/Topic: Coming soon! Meeting Location: Sykes Hall at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds 17558 Dry Mill Road Leesburg, VA 20176
  21. November 2018 Member Meeting

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    November 2018 Member Meeting Speaker/Topic: Coming soon! Meeting Location: Sykes Hall at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds 17558 Dry Mill Road Leesburg, VA 20176
  22. October 2018 Member Meeting

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    October 2018 Member Meeting Speaker/Topic: Coming soon! Meeting Location: Sykes Hall at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds 17558 Dry Mill Road Leesburg, VA 20176
  23. September 2018 Member Meeting

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    September 2018 Member Meeting Speaker/Topic: Coming soon! Meeting Location: Sykes Hall at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds 17558 Dry Mill Road Leesburg, VA 20176
  24. August 2018 Member Meeting

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    August 2018 Member Meeting Speaker/Topic: Coming soon! Meeting Location: Sykes Hall at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds 17558 Dry Mill Road Leesburg, VA 20176
  25. July 2018 Member Meeting

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    July 2018 Member Meeting Speaker/Topic: Coming soon! Meeting Location: Sykes Hall at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds 17558 Dry Mill Road Leesburg, VA 20176
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    June 2018 Member Meeting Speaker/Topic: Coming soon! Meeting Location: Sykes Hall at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds 17558 Dry Mill Road Leesburg, VA 20176
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    May 2018 Member Meeting Speaker/Topic: Coming soon! Meeting Location: Sykes Hall at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds 17558 Dry Mill Road Leesburg, VA 20176
  28. April 2018 Member Meeting

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    April 2018 Member Meeting Speaker: Leslie Sinn Topic: Social Behavior in Insects: Focus on Bees As part of the foundation training of every veterinary behaviorist, the behavior of social insects is studied in depth. Social insects like bees provide us with one of the best examples of eusociality (“good” society) which includes cooperative brood care, overlapping generations of adults and division of labor. It is thought that by studying social insects, more can be learned about our own behaviors and societies. The great American biologist, E.O. Wilson referred to humans as being eusocial in his 2012 book The Conquest of the Earth, triggering heated debate. Newer research on swarming behavior in bees referred to as “hive mentality” has led to expanding our knowledge of decision making in humans. These and other insights that bees have provided us will be reviewed and discussed during our talk on Social Behavior in Insects: Focus on Bees. Dr. Leslie Sinn obtained both her undergraduate degree in Animal Science and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia. As part of her course work at UGA, she completed an intensive bee keeping course which included field experience at Wilbanks Apiary in Claxton, GA. Dr. Sinn is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and currently runs an animal behavior referral practice in the Washington D.C. Metro area. In addition to seeing clinical cases, she consults with rescues, shelters and other organizations on animal welfare and behavior issues. Dr. Sinn enjoys writing and speaking about behavior and has presented nationally and internationally on a variety of animal behavior topics including normal and abnormal behavior in many different species. She and her husband maintain two hives on their farm in Hamilton, VA. Meeting Location: Sykes Hall at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds 17558 Dry Mill Road Leesburg, VA 20176
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