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, […]

Foragers February 2023 Meeting

This month’s meeting started with an educational presentation provided by club members Alexa and Leah on the history of bees. We learned a lot of interesting facts like: Beeswax was used to rustproof vehicles during World War II There were mobile beehives kept on boats in ancient Egypt Afterwards, our members started working on the […]

Foragers 2022 TBA Honey Judging Contest Winner

We would like to send a warm congratulations to our club member, William. His honey won second place in the annual honey tasting contest that the Tidewater Beekeeping Association organizes. William submitted his sample of honey in a contest full of adult beekeepers and took home second place. We are so proud of you, William!

Foragers January 2023 Meeting

January’s meeting was a lot of fun for our Forager members. We started with an educational presentation by William, who educated the club about how bees see. During this presentation, the Foragers learned that bees can’t see the color red and can see things six times faster than humans. The colors purple or blue are […]

Foragers Club Hive Update – Nov 2021

Last month, the Foragers performed a varroa mite check on the club’s hive. Since we found a high mite load, we did a varroa mite treatment to rid them from the hive. We used the Formic Pro treatment which is a 14-day treatment and the only one that kills mites in the brood cells.  The […]

Foragers Attend the SE Bugfest

The Foragers were invited to attend the SE Bugfest to educate attendees about honeybees. Club members Paul, Sarah, and William manned the club’s table. They had a teaching hive and helped others make origami bees. Virginia Tech holds an annual bugfest in Blacksburg, VA, this was the first bugfest held locally. There was also a […]

Foragers September 2021 Meeting

This was our first meeting back in our normal location! We had two people who attended our club for the first time, and one of them, Cody, even ran for and was elected to the Vice President officer position.  We also got to meet our new 4-H agent, Jo. Our new officers for the 2021/2022 […]

Forager June 2020 Meeting

It’s been quite a change for the Foragers this year. The spring is usually one of our most busiest times of year.  We’ve tried to stay connected through Zoom meetings. We held our June meeting virtually. The club members got to see pictures of the club hive that we are planning on starting soon. Special […]