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  2. HoneyCreekFarm

    Land Available

    Hello, We have 6.5 acres in Hamilton, Va. We are just getting into bee keeping and. would love to host a couple of hives. Please email farmhands@honeycreekfarmllc.com if you’re interested. Thanks, Honey Creek Farm, LLC
  3. Ed Kicha

    World Honey Bee Day

    World Honey Bee Day began as National Honey Bee Day in 2009 with a proclamation issued by the Secretary of Agriculture, Thomas J. Vilsek. World Honey Bee Day is now celebrated on the 3rd Saturday in August.
  4. pezetter

    Bee removal in Roundhill

    Thanks Ed, I'll give them a call. Hoping this doesn't destroy the bank account. Got a sight unseen quote, almost zero questions asked, of $1500. I know it's specialized work, but that seems steep to me.
  5. Ed Kicha

    Bee removal in Roundhill

    Hi Everett, Sounds like the bees enjoy 19 century housing! Try giving Carrie Fox at https://riverfoxfarm.com/pages/honey-bees a call at 443-629-7841 to see if they can assist. I know of a recent honeybee hive removal they did from a historic building in Leesburg, and the owners were quite satisified. Good luck! Ed
  6. pezetter

    Bee removal in Roundhill

    Hello! My name is Everett. I've reached out to a few members here directly regarding this issue, but figured I'd make it public to see if I can garner more help. I've got a situation with honeybees that I'm trying to resolve and could use some advice and/or references. My wife, newborn, and myself just moved into a house built in 1851 in Roundhill VA. It's a beautiful property with an abundance of flowers. We learned from the previous owners that they were attempting a chimney re-pointing job before the sale of the house. Scaffolding was set up and upon starting the job, the masons were "attacked" by honey bees. They were referred to a "bee guy". He came out and removed a very large hive from the roof soffit before we closed on the house. It's a two story house. I don't have all of the information, but it looks like he cut open probably a 5 foot section of the soffit, removed the hive, used chemicals, filled the cavity with spray foam, and then capped the soffit. Not a very sitely repair, and sad that he may have killed them off. Since then, I've noticed more bees flying around up there, but further up the soffit, closer to the peak of the roof. Looking at the roofline from the ground, the bees appear to be entering the soffit from underneath our slate roof tiles. To me, that seems like a tricky issue to get remedied. I'm not sure who to consult with w/ respect to sealing any holes underneath the slate. I discovered they were there when I went into my baby's nursery, where we would occasionally see a dead bee or two. During the rain last night, I saw a couple live ones. I believe they are getting into the room by way of the AC duct (or holes around it) that feeds the room from the above attic space. The attic is a finished, conditioned space with unfinished insulated space flanking two sides. With that being said, I'm not sure how large the hive would be at this point. The last hive was removed just about a month ago before we moved in. Any advice would be appreciated! I'll attach some picture to this thread a little later. I don't have any good evidence of bees being there to show, but I can at least give you all an idea of the environment. Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this,
  7. Erin Peterson

    Land Available

    Hi all, We have roughly 8 acres in Waterford, VA and would like to see if there is any interest in having hives on our property. Please email or text. erin.pappas@gmail.com or 540-454-0985. Thank you!
  8. natascha folens

    bee nest

    we have tons of honey bees flying into the trunk of our tree, they just showed up one day.. are there any people here that can come and remove it? we live in Middleburg.
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    Matt Hoepfinger - University of California Davis - discussing all things oxalic acid.
  10. Hi Frank, OH, it's certainly still an issue! Looks like we have a comfy home for some bees ... guess they are entering a space in our wall above the vent ... not IN the vent (someone just came out and had a look). If you know of a contractor that would be willing to work with a beekeeper, please let me know. THANK YOU for asking! Jamie
  11. Is this still an issue? It sounds like you may have had a swarm enter your dryer/heating system vent.
  12. We experienced a large swarm of bees at our home on Friday, 4/22. I am pretty sure they are honey bees ... though I do not know much about bees at all. I wanted to attach a video from Friday ... and then a photo from yesterday - but am unable. There is MUCH less outside activity than there was on Friday ... However, we have seen quite a few in our home in the basement (many of them dead on the window sills). Also, when we showed our son the video, he and his friends recalled hearing a lot of buzzing in the vents ... on the weekend of 4/16 (!!). We had not heard about this until Saturday. If you could, please get back to me about what we could do about this problem. We are afraid they are building/have built a hive in our home somewhere. I know that honey bees are protected by law ... but we don't want them invading our home - so we please need advice on what to do. We live in Leesburg. Thank you so very much for your time and help with this! Most Sincerely, Jamie Semler (703) 932-4524
  13. David Fredericks

    David Fredericks

  14. Marion Cooper

    Land Available for Bee Hives

    I have ten acres in Bluemont approximately 2 miles west of Great Country Farms. Wondering if anyone has any interest in keeping bees on the property. If interested, please contact 413-687-2130. Thank you. mbcooper9@aol.com
  15. Joe Hines

    Mark Hardesty

    Mark showed up about 40 minutes after I called him and did an excellent job of locating the queen and safely gathering up the swarm in my backyard! Awesome guy!
  16. roundhillmark

    Mark Hardesty

  17. Dan Ouellette

    Land available for beehives - Hamilton Va

    Hello fellow beekeepers, I live next door to Matt and had a couple hives on the property in 2021. Unfortunately, I had a bad bee year with my hives, including the two on Matt's property. I'm rebuilding my apiary and can not commit additional hives to this outyard. This is a very nice property and Matt is great to work with. Easy access with plenty of things for bees to like living there. If I can answer any questions from interested beekeepers, please let me know. Dan
  18. I own a 37 acre farm in Hamilton, Va just south of rt 9 off Hampton Road, and I’d like to see if any local beekeepers would like to place beehives on the property. Give me a call at 540-229-9604 if interested. - Matt
  19. Caroline Young

    Land available for bee placement

    Hello, I know a landowner outside Middleburg (The Plains) who is looking to allow someone to place and keep beehives on their property (approximately 250 acres). If interested, please contact me so I can put you in touch. Thank you. 919-225-0852 carolineroxana@yahoo.com
  20. Bret Fisher

    Queen Needed

    Anyone providing local queens may not have any available for another 3-4 weeks. Here is a local source, but they are listed as Carniolans: Carnolian Queens, $40.00 each Contact Larry Peak, 540 422-1341 5748 Myriah Court Warrenton, VA 20187 You can also look through our member list of nuc and queen producers here: https://www.loudounbee.org/products-and-services/buy-nucs-and-queens.html/
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    Keith Tignor - return visit by the State Apiarist providing an update on the State Of Our Bees.
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    Dr. Cameron Jack - University of Florida entomologist presenting research-based best practices for keeping honeybees healthy, and his thoughts on future maladies which may impact our bees in the future
  23. Stefan Cruise

    Queen Needed

    I am looking to purchase a locally sourced Italian queen. Please advise if anyone has a queen for sale. Thanks!
  24. Gary Zieff

    Looking for outyard

    Hi - Have 5 acres in Hillsboro. Let me know here if you are interested in putting your hives here. Gary
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    Jennifer King - Eversweet Apiaries - Jennifer returns to LBA to talk about Fall/Winter preparations that can help assist the girls to make it to the 2023 season.
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    Dr. Robyn Underwood from Pennsylvania State University will do a presentation on Organic Honeybee Colony Management. Loudoun Beekeeper is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: LBA December 2022 Presentation Time: Dec 5, 2022 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83383044570?pwd=aWxBS0RldVBhTkgvQ04yY09ZU0EzZz09 Meeting ID: 833 8304 4570 Passcode: 602986 One tap mobile +13017158592,,83383044570#,,,,*602986# US (Washington DC) +13052241968,,83383044570#,,,,*602986# US Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 305 224 1968 US +1 309 205 3325 US +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 931 3860 US +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 719 359 4580 US +1 253 205 0468 US +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 360 209 5623 US +1 386 347 5053 US +1 507 473 4847 US +1 564 217 2000 US +1 669 444 9171 US +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 689 278 1000 US Meeting ID: 833 8304 4570 Passcode: 602986 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbB4SAE7Hm
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