Foragers Member Highlight: 4-H Ambassador Sarah

A big congratulations to Sarah for becoming a 4-H Amabassador for Virginia. Twenty ambassadors represent the state, and two of those are elected from each district in the state. She ran during the State Congress in June and was elected by the constituents. To get her votes, Sarah had to deliver a speech to the […]

Foragers Participate in the Spring 2024 Tractor Supply Clover Campaign

Once again, the Foragers were grateful to have the opportunity to represent the 4-H organization during the Tractor Supply Clover Campaign this spring. Club members Leah, William, Sarah, and Paul came out to support the campaign. We were raffling a $50 gift card for Tractor Supply and selling dog biscuits and cookies. Somehow the sale […]

Foragers in Action: Educating Our Newest Generation

We are proud of our member Nina for her continuous efforts to educate the kindergarten classes at Red Mill Elementary. For several years now, she has been invited by kindergarten teacher Mrs. Young to educate the school’s youngest classes about our beloved honey bees. Mrs. Young dedicates a special teaching unit about pollinators during April, […]

April 2024 Meeting

During the April meeting, the Foragers received an update on their apiary. The hive has grown with the addition of some boxes, the hive was moved over to the left in the apiary, and the queen was located and marked green during the last inspection. The Foragers discussed their success in educating the public about […]

Bulls and Barrels Beach Rodeo 2024

The Foragers were invited to have a tent at the second Bulls and Barrels Rodeo. Last year’s event was a successful and fun event for the club, so we agreed to attend again. This year, we attended both days with members Sarah, William, Luther, Lili, Taylor, Dylan, and Nina coming out to educate the public […]

Foragers Club Hive Update – April 2024

Club member Nina visited the club’s apiary in early April to do a hive inspection. Before the inspection, the hive had four five-frame boxes. Going into the boxes, she found very gentle bees and lots of brood. She was unable to locate the queen, but she did see eggs on several of the frames, so […]

March 2024 Meeting

This month, the Foragers had their Skillathon game, which tests their knowledge about honeybees. The game is set up in the style of a Jeopardy game, with two rounds of questions and a final round for which each team can place wagers. The club split up into two teams: NAL and Honeybees. Some of the […]

February 2024 Meeting

At this month’s meeting, the Foragers learned about “Identifying Honeybees” from Dylan. We found out that drone bees are bigger bees, but they are not elongated or have pointed abdomens like the queen bee. Dylan also told us that he likes drone bees because they can’t sting and they look cute and furry. Members also […]

New Apiary Location

The Foragers have moved to a new apiary in Virginia Beach. We have been so lucky to have had our first apiary hosted at club member Angel’s house, but the distance is making it harder to get to and properly care for the club’s hive. The the presentation of our club’s activities to the Norfolk […]

October 2023 Meeting

At this month’s meeting, the Foragers inducted the officers for the new year. Our new officers are: President: Lili Vice President: Sarah Secretary: Leah and Alexa Treasurer: Nina Historian: Taylor Reporter: Paul Pledge and Motto Leader: William The new officers were inducted in a “Trail Mix” ceremony, where members added different ingredients to create a […]