Forager April 2020 Meeting

Due to shelter-in-place measures and social distancing, the Foragers held a virtual meeting for this month. With Zoom’s videoconferencing app, most of our Foragers were able to attend. We caught up on club business, mostly about cancellation of projects we had planned. Afterwards, we played a game using a coding game that co-leader Jen learned […]

Forager Honey Bee State Essay Winner

We congratulate Forager member, Paul, for coming in third place in the state honey bee essay contest. This year, the theme of the contest was: Overwintering: Bee Survival through the Cold Season Honey bees have developed special skills to overwinter in the United States. Please discuss one of these skills and then include a discussion […]

Foragers Entrepreneur Workshop

For the past two months, the Foragers have been doing homework and doing analysis on different types of products made with things that you get from a beehive (honey, wax, etc.) that our club members could make and sell as fundraisers. In Part 1, club members presented different products and recipes and for Part 2, […]

Foragers February 2020 Meeting

For our February monthly meeting, club member Angel presented her educational program on the queen bee. We learned: The queen is more like a mother of the hive and not really a ruler. Attendant bees feed and clean her. The queen usually only leaves the hive for her nuptial mating flight or if the hive […]

Foragers at 4-H Day at the State Capitol

Foragers 4-H Day at the Capitol 2020

By Lynn J. This month, several of our Foragers attended the 4-H Day at the State Capitol. We left for the Capitol around 6:15 a.m. There were two vans. When we arrived in Richmond, we went to the Hampton Inn hotel. There we met some of the other groups and legislators. When we left there, […]

Foragers January 2020 Meeting

The Foragers had a packed January meeting. We started with our normal business meeting. Our member, Ellie, gave her educational program on the queen bee. We learned that: You can identify the queen by her long abdomen and faint stripes when compared to the worker bees. Beekeepers use five different colors to mark the queen […]

Foragers December 2019 Meeting

What a fun time the Foragers had at our December monthly meeting.  Luther presented his first ever Forager program on honey bees and the hive to the club and did a wonderful job. After conducting the business meeting, we moved on to our Christmas party where all members brought a dish. We had meatballs, sandwiches, […]

Foragers Photo Winner at 2019 Virginia State Fair

Congratulations to Forager member, Nina, for earning 2nd place at the Virginia State Fair for her photo “Frosted Dandelion in Micro Lens”. She entered her photo in the Youth Creative Arts division in the Digital Manipulation category. We are very proud of her!

Foragers Send Heartfelt Thank You to Adult Bee Clubs

Back in October, the Foragers visited the Norfolk Beekeepers Association and the Tidewater Beekeepers Association in what the club called the Adult Beekeeping Club Speaking Tour. During this tour, our members got the opportunity to hone their public speaking skills by presenting their activities and progress they’ve made in becoming a young beekeeper. We had […]