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  3. James Nenninger

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  4. Bob Awtrey

    Swarm available

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  5. Bob Awtrey

    Swarm available

    I have a colony that just swarmed. I have it located and pretty easy grab. I just don't have space or equipment for it in my apiary now. Call me 703 395 1943 if you want to come capture it.
  6. bruce ruscio

    Bruce Ruscio

  7. stoshk

    Stosh Kowalski

    I have two hives full of drawn comb move-in ready for tenants 😉
  8. Zafar

    Where to buy hives and bees

    Thank you Bret for sharing this info. I will definitely read it before starting. I will check on the LBA course also. Again thank you for your reply and sharing this info.
  9. Bret Fisher

    Where to buy hives and bees

    Zafar, I would strongly advise you to do a lot of reading before trying to install livestock (bees/animals) in your back yard. Also, take the LBA beekeeping course, arrange your equipment, and prepare for this adventure in animal husbandry. This is a bit more complicated than getting a puppy or kitten from the animal shelter. Beekeeping Basics_agrs93.pdf Please start by reading the attached Beekeeping Basics pdf. Once you've read that you can visit our queen and nuc sellers forum to see who has bees available. https://www.loudounbee.org/products-and-services/buy-nucs-and-queens.html/ Best of luck!
  10. Any recommendation where to buy 3 or 4 hives and bees? I am thinking to keep them in my backyard for hobby. I have a small single family, less than 0.5 acre but backyard is towards large woods. I have limited knowledge of bee keeping. Thank you in advance
  11. bruce ruscio

    CANCELLED --- April 2020 LBA Member Meeting

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    Any thoughts on a virtual meeting? Maybe using Zoom or some other platform?
  12. Bekeep

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  13. Matt Gaillardetz

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  14. Bret Fisher

    SEWAGE & SEPTIC SYSTEMS

    Having lived on septic systems for most of my life, I absolutely concur with George's advice above. Honey jars can be washed out with hot water - no big deal, it's just sugar. I usually leave my extractor and strainer out in the yard for a day or so for the bees to clean things up after I steal their honey. But any wax products will clog up your drain field and your filter grids. Never cross the streams!
  15. George Forristall

    SEWAGE & SEPTIC SYSTEMS

    I would not put any wax products down the drain at all. I do rinse out small amounts of honey with hot water during my cleaning up stage. So far all has been good for three years. However, might be best to call the septic company that empties out your septic tank for the best advice.
  16. Can septic systems with drainfields handle waste from honey operations? Assume extraction and clean-up. What special precautions are needed when disposing of waste from honey operations?
  17. Thanks for the shout out Dan. So sorry to hear your losses, part of the hobby i guess.
  18. Dan Ouellette

    55 acre farm looking for someone to place hives.

    I've visited this property - south of Purcellville off Route 690. It's a very nice, partially cleared, partially wooded area and would be a great place to set up hives. Owners are accommodating. Currently, I'm unable to commit to putting hives on the property.
  19. Bonnie Creech

    February 2020 LBA Member Meeting

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    February 2020 LBA Member Meeting Speaker: TBD Topic: TBD Meeting Location: Sykes Hall at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds 17558 Dry Mill Road Leesburg, VA 20175
  20. Bonnie Creech

    January 2020 LBA Member Meeting

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    January 2020 LBA Member Meeting Speaker: TBD Topic: TBD Meeting Location: Sykes Hall at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds 17558 Dry Mill Road Leesburg, VA 20175
  21. Bonnie Creech

    December 2020 LBA Holiday Party

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    December 2020 LBA Holiday Party Please join us for the annual LBA Holiday Party and Potluck! Meeting Location: Sykes Hall at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds 17558 Dry Mill Road Leesburg, VA 20175
  22. Bonnie Creech

    November 2020 LBA Member Meeting

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    November 2020 LBA Member Meeting Speaker: TBD Topic: TBD Meeting Location: Sykes Hall at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds 17558 Dry Mill Road Leesburg, VA 20175
  23. Bonnie Creech

    October 2020 LBA Member Meeting

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    October 2020 LBA Member Meeting Speaker: TBD Topic: TBD Meeting Location: Sykes Hall at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds 17558 Dry Mill Road Leesburg, VA 20175
  24. Bonnie Creech

    September 2020 LBA Member Meeting

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    September 2020 LBA Member Meeting Speaker: TBD Topic: TBD Meeting Location: Sykes Hall at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds 17558 Dry Mill Road Leesburg, VA 20175
  25. Bonnie Creech

    August 2020 LBA Member Meeting

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    August 2020 LBA Member Meeting Speaker: TBD Topic: TBD Meeting Location: Sykes Hall at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds 17558 Dry Mill Road Leesburg, VA 20175
  26. Bonnie Creech

    July 2020 LBA Member Meeting

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    July 2020 LBA Member Meeting Speaker: TBD Topic: TBD Meeting Location: Sykes Hall at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds 17558 Dry Mill Road Leesburg, VA 20175
  27. Bonnie Creech

    June 2020 LBA Member Meeting

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    June 2020 LBA Member Meeting Speaker: TBD Topic: TBD Meeting Location: Sykes Hall at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds 17558 Dry Mill Road Leesburg, VA 20175
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