Halifax County Beekeepers Association

The Halifax County Beekeepers Association is a group of beekeepers who live and work in and around Halifax County, Virginia, USA, united in support of the following goals:

  • To strive to understand and solve the common apiculture problems of the Association members.
  • Providing and promoting apiculture education and the use of more productive methods of beekeeping within the region.
  • Developing both the scientific and practical aspects of apiculture.
  • Promoting good relations with individuals, businesses and other organizations sharing a common interest in apiculture.
  • Sponsoring and engaging in activities fostering good relations between the regional beekeepers and the general public.
  • Promoting the use of honey and honeybee products.

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MEETINGS

Our regular meetings are held at 7 PM

on the 2nd Friday of each month at

SENTARA HALIFAX REGIONAL HOSPITAL

LEGGETT AUDITORIUM

(GROUND FLOOR)

2204 WILBORN AVENUE

SOUTH BOSTON, VIRGINIA, USA

 


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2017 REGULAR & SPECIAL MEETING DATES AND PROGRAMS

 

NEXT REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

 

AUGUST 11th, 2017 AT 7 PM

REGULAR MEETING LOCATION

Our August program will consist of two topics:


First, we will take an in-hive look at late Summer/Fall activities of the bees and the beekeeper.  This looksee will be by way of a beekeeper’s standard seasonal hive inspection, highlighting techniques, what to look for, and how to do it.  We will also have CD copies on hand of the in-depth video from last year’s “Late Summer Inspection” program, containing detailed information on how to do Varroa mite assessments and treatments.


Second, we will open a discussion on the Halifax County Beekeeper’s Association and where we are headed down the road. We’ve enjoyed a long and successful history of serving local beekeepers and the general public on all things “honey bee”.  Times they are a-changing and we want to take a critical look at where we are now and what our approach needs to be for the future.  This discussion may need to be addressed more thoroughly again at a future meeting. Be at this meeting; we’ll see where the discussion leads us.  Jim Zeigler will be our moderator.

 


 
OUR REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE HELD AT:

SENTARA HALIFAX REGIONAL HOSPITAL

LEGGETT AUDITORIUM

(GROUND FLOOR)

2204 WILBORN AVENUE, SOUTH BOSTON, VA, USA

The Leggett Auditorium is noted on the second attached picture of the hospital by the yellow star at the back of the the ground floor of the hospital. You may park and access the Leggett Auditorium from the rear side of the main hospital building. You will drive to the parking areas by entering the main entrance of the Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital from Wilborn Avenue (Route 501). Turn left at the hospital front entrance and drive around the building to the back portion of the Emergency Room Parking area (designated as Lot # 5) for the closest parking to Leggett.
 
Please notice the 2 white "Airgas Tanks" in the attached photo at the backside of Lot # 5 - Emergency Room Parking. These tanks are where you access the entrance to the Leggett Auditorium as shown in the third picture (black glass doors at the bottom left of the walking ramp). As the back of Emergency Room Parking Lot # 5 fills, you may follow Oak Lane back to the Employee Parking Lot # 7 for additional parking.  We will have a couple of association members standing by outside by the parking area to assist with directions for the first couple of meetings.