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Basic Beekeeping — Virginia Cooperative Extension – Virginia State University

VDACS State Aparist Keith Tignor will provide classroom instruction on the following topics:

  • Colony Collapse Disorder

  • VDACS Pollinator Protection Plan 

  • Grants available for Beekeepers 

  • Beekeeper Equipment 

  • Beehive Components, Construction and Maintenance 

The classroom instruction will be followed by a demonstration of how to open, inspect and maintain a beehive.
Attendees must bring their own bee suit and wear long sleeves, pants and closed-toe shoes in order to participate in the hands-on demonstration with live hives.

For more information, contact Small Farm Outreach Program Agent Tracy Porter at (804) 219-7014 or tporter@vsu.edu or call the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292.