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Basic Beekeeping Workshop

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Basic Beekeeping Workshop will be held at Barrier Islands Center, 7295 Young St, Machipongo, VA Thurs., February 20th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The workshop is part of the Small Farm Outreach Program, part of the Virginia Cooperative Extension program at Virginia State University (VSU).
This educational workshop is free and open to the public. Space is limited. To register, visit www.ext.vsu.edu/calendar, click on the event and then click on the registration link.
VDACS State Apiarist 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) 481-2566 / tporter@vsu.edu.
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office (smallfarm@vsu.edu) or call (804) 524-3292 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.
To learn more about other upcoming events sponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension program at VSU, you can sign up to receive weekly event emails by clicking the “subscribe” at www.ext.vsu.edu.


February 20
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Barrier Islands Center
Machipongo, + Google Map