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 […]

Foragers Attend the First Bulls and Barrels Beach Rodeo

This year, Virginia Beach hosted the first Bulls and Barrels Beach Rodeo, and the Foragers were invited to come out and teach rodeo goers about honeybees. It was a windy day at the beach, but there were lots of people that our members were able to educate about honeybees. We had an observation hive with […]

Foragers June 2022 Meeting Update

It’s been a couple of months since we have been able to meet. We didn’t have our normal location due to voting events, and last month was a very short Zoom meeting. But…this month we were able to finally meeting in person at the club’s apiary. The meeting kicked off with club member Ellie giving […]

Foragers Club Hive Update – Feb 2022

Our area finally had nice, warm weather that allowed us do to a hive inspection on the Foragers hive at our apiary at Ms. Sasha’s house. Two of our members, Giana and Gabriel, came to learn and take part in the inspection. During the inspection, we found the queen as well as brood in both […]

Foragers February 2022 Meeting

The Foragers were back to in-person meeting after the Zoom call we had last month due to Omicron. This meeting started with a presentation from Lili on the Evolution of Beehives. She had visited the Ukraine over the winter and found some interesting history of beekeeping there. Thanks for sharing Lili! Our program for the […]

Foragers Club Hive Update – Dec 2021

There was not much to report on the club hive. It’s colder these days, so we don’t need to do an inspection as often. Mr. Hodgie brought the board that was put under the hive during the mite treatment to the December monthly meeting to show the members what it looks like after the treatment […]

Hive Winterization 2021

With colder weather on its way, the Foragers needed to prepare the club hive for winter. The last time we did an inspection, we also did a varroa mite check and found our count was six mites. This time we needed to recheck the mite count, do a treatment depending on the count, check the […]

Forager July 2021 Meeting

The Foragers continued their outdoor meeting format for the July meeting. We started with our business meeting. We discussed the update of the club hive, member record books, and project books for the hive inspection. Afterwards, we had our program, which this month was Lighting a Smoker since our members will need this skill for […]