The Rappahannock Beekeepers Association serves the Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford county area but have members from Orange and Caroline counties also.
Members have different strengths and beekeeping knowledge. Some have only one bee colony while others have hundreds. As hobbyists, sideliners and professional beekeepers we all share a love for honey bees and their well being.
Interested in becoming a beekeeper? Join us during one of our meetings or shoot us an email and we'll give you all the information you need.
We meet at Salem Church Library at 7pm every 3rd Thursday of the month.
Beginners Beekeeping Course
The Virginia Beekeeping Teaching Consortium (VBTA) is offering Practical Beekeeping for beginners. The class is intensive, meets once a week for approximately 2 months and is designed primarily for people who want to keep bees.
Classes are open to adults and children (age 10 + accompanied by a paying adult). Books include: Diana Sammataro, The Beekeepers Handbook (4th ed.), Mid Atlantic Apiculture (MAAREC) Beekeeping Basics & Honey Bee Parasite, Pests, Predators & Diseases as well as handouts & membership in a local beekeeping association for club affiliated classes.
Classes are taught by experienced beekeepers and include information on buying equipment & amp; obtaining bees to start honeybee colonies.
Rappahannock Beekeepers Association (RBA) (Spotsylvania, Stafford, Caroline & Orange)
Class starts Thursday, Feb. 6 th , 2020 at the Ray Simms Conference Room, 8800 Courthouse Road Spotsylvania, VA.
Instructor: Kim Fraser.
Registration will be taken the first night of class.