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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
This past weekend, two of our Forager members, Paul and Lily, attended the Virginia Beach 4-H Computer Science Training for Adult and Teens. It was a filled day of various activities devoted to teaching the concepts of coding in easy-to-learn tasks. The day started with three different activities. The Code Your Friend activity had each […]
Every year, the Foragers attend the Pungo Strawberry Festival to educate the public on the importance of honey bees. This year, the City of Virginia Beach 4-H help a city-wide Visual Arts contest and our Forager member, Nina, entered her picture of bees in the beehive. Nina earned a 1st Place Blue Merit ribbon for […]
Club member, Sarah, and honorary club member, William, entered the photography contest at the Hokie Bugfest last week and both placed in the competition. Congratulations to Sarah for winning first place in her division for her Imperial Moth photo and to William for winning second place in his division for his Orb Spider photo.
A couple of years ago, the Foragers visited the Tidewater Beekeepers Association and the Norfolk Beekeepers Association to share with them what our club does. Each club graciously donated to our club. So this month, we decided to return to each of the club’s monthly meetings and update them on what our members have been […]
Every Fall, Tractor Supply Co. holds a Clover Campaign drive at their stores where customers can purchase a Clover to be donated to 4-H. This fall, the Foragers came out on Saturday to hold a fundraiser and educate the public on the importance of honey bees. Mr. Hodgie used a frame from his honey bee […]
September marks the close of the 4H year and October starts the new year. That means our club holds elections during the September meeting. We got to hear several speeches from club members telling us what office they wanted to run for and why the club should vote for them to hold the position. Congratulations […]