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  3. Donna and Mike Kropotkin

    February 2022 LBA Zoom Meeting

    This month LBA's own Bob Ragsdale will present about "Dead Outs", colonies that didn't survive. Discussion will include how to identify the causes, and preventative measures.
  4. Rob Cochran (Lucketts)

    Cost of Beginners Beekeeping Course

    SIgned-up. Thanks!
  5. Donna and Mike Kropotkin

    starter kit advice

    Sorry for the late response to this. It's usually best to take the class first before deciding what equipment to buy. There are many variations possible and each beekeeper must decide for themself which size and shape will be best for them. The first class of the LBA course discusses equipment.
  6. Donna and Mike Kropotkin

    Cost of Beginners Beekeeping Course

    Course registration is open! Loudoun Beekeepers Association Jumbula Home
  7. Donna and Mike Kropotkin

    Cost of Beginners Beekeeping Course

    February 5th is the date of the first class. Open house (if there is one, due to Covid) would be about one week prior.
  8. Donna and Mike Kropotkin

    Cost of Beginners Beekeeping Course

    We're still working out the details but cost is under $100 per student/family.
  9. MikeG

    LBA Monthly Zoom Meeting

    Is there a zoom link?
  10. Debra Branson

    Cost of Beginners Beekeeping Course

    Does anyone respond to emails sent to outreach email?
  11. David R. Harris

    starter kit advice

    I'm new to beekeeping this year and I started with Dadant. They have a master beekeeper starter kit with everything you need to get started. The woodenware is assembled and painted, which I liked. I wanted to focus on the bees and not how to build hive bodies the first year. Good luck!
  12. claus

    starter kit advice

    My wife wants to get bees next year and sign up for the Loudon county bee keepers class. I am 100% sure she will follow through, so I would like to get a more useful birthday present this year, some kind of a beehive starter kit. There are so many different companies that make them. some look sturdy, some look very cheap. Does anybody here have bees and can make a recommendation on hives that are suited for this climate?
  13. Debra Branson

    Cost of Beginners Beekeeping Course

    Any information available on 2022 beekeeping course?
  14. Rob Cochran (Lucketts)

    Cost of Beginners Beekeeping Course

    I am interested as well, thanks!
  15. Looking for the cost of the 2022 beginners beekeeping course and registration information.
  16. Abella

    Land Available for Hives

    Dear Janelle, Thank you for this proposition. I would be delighted to share my knowledge and have a nice place to host beehives! I have been a beekeeper for 12 years and I am always delighted to share my experience. I am also looking for land to host beehives. Please contact me at abellagers@gmail.com if you are still interested in this partnership! Best regards Alice
  17. Ed Kicha

    Offer To Host Honeybees

    Sharon Mannion has property in Purcellville, and has offered to host honeybees. If interested, feel free to contact her at: Sharon Mannion 36111 Ashby Farm Cir. Purcellville, Va 703-901-9627
  18. Donna and Mike Kropotkin

    LBA Monthly Zoom Meeting

    Sadly, we must miss our annual Holiday Party again this year. Instead, we'll have a Zoom "Ask the LBA All Stars" Roundtable discussion on anything related to bees that you'd like to discuss. So grab your favorite holiday libation and snacks and join us!
  19. Donna and Mike Kropotkin

    LBA Monthly Zoom Meeting. 7:30PM

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    Speaker: Landi Simone Topic: Tips and Tricks for Experienced Beekeepers Loudoun Beekeeper is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Loudoun Beekeeper's Zoom Meeting Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87045236993?pwd=SG95ZGFCamJwdW81TFZ0aysxVTlaUT09 Meeting ID: 870 4523 6993 Passcode: 269866 One tap mobile +13126266799,,87045236993#,,,,*269866# US (Chicago) +19292056099,,87045236993#,,,,*269866# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) Meeting ID: 870 4523 6993 Passcode: 269866 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdxaGx763
  20. Marko

    Tax relief under the Loudoun County Land Use Program

    I am not familiar with what qualifies as open space for agricultural use. “Not developing” the land was mentioned in some comments. Does that mean a condo community could not set up beehives and get the tax benefit? For example, I live in a ~9 acre condo community with most of the land occupied by buildings. Can this property have hives under the Loudoun land use guidelines? I imagine I will have to go down to the County office, but sounds like there are some experienced people here.
  21. Outyard available to set up hives for land use purposes on 6 acres in Hamilton near Loudoun Milling. Land is open field used for gardening in rural/agricultural area. Owners of the property are very sweet. We were going to set up hives there next spring, but have since decided to downsize. Please message here or email nicki.gaynor@gmail.com and I will put you in contact with the owner if you are interested.
  22. Yehudis

    Honey Bee Workshop

    Looking for someone to come give a workshop at our Jewish Women's group on August 22nd. If you or someone you know would like to do this please contact Yehudis at 201-213-5894
  23. John Prots

    Best Pollinator Plants

    Thanks for the great info. I think I'll shy away from the dandelions though as it wouldn't be long before they invaded the rest of my lawn. I'll let you know what I plant in the spring.
  24. Frank

    Best Pollinator Plants

    John - it depends on how much time and effort as well as cost you want to bear. I want to have a similar pollinator field when I retire and my goal would be all dandelions - a bee favorite, no maintenance and the sea of yellow would tick off any HOA neighbors. But any "field of many colors" through annual/perennial wildflower plantings is a benefit. No single crop nor just the 1/2 acre will sustain the bees but certainly a help. The Xerces Society is a great place to start and they have some seed resources. Other seed companies offer pollinator packages if you have the ability to prep your 1/2 acre lot.
  25. John Prots

    Best Pollinator Plants

    Hello all, I've been an inactive member of the LBA for a couple years as I approach retirement and take up beekeeping as a hobby. I plan to set aside an area that's about 1/2 acre on my ~ 6 acre property near Centreville and plant a favorable pollinator plant that is both perennial and will flourish in northern Virginia. I've read several online articles but wanted to reach out for your opinions. I would plant next spring so that it's ready the following year. Thank you.
  26. lrdnova

    Ryan White

    Please email or text to arrange a time and date. Send a picture of the swarm.
  27. Donna and Mike Kropotkin

    September LBA Monthly ZOOM only Meeting!

    Meeting details for September 7th: Guest Speaker: Jason Murph of Hive House Apiaries (and bee supplies), Shepherdstown, WV Topic: Second Year Beekeeping and Beyond. As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions. Mike Kropotkin VP LBA Loudoun Beekeeper is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87045236993?pwd=SG95ZGFCamJwdW81TFZ0aysxVTlaUT09 Meeting ID: 870 4523 6993 Passcode: 269866 One tap mobile +13126266799,,87045236993#,,,,*269866# US (Chicago) +19292056099,,87045236993#,,,,*269866# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) Meeting ID: 870 4523 6993 Passcode: 269866 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdxaGx763
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