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Beginning Beekeeping

  • VSU Randolph Farm Pavilion 4415 East River Road Petersburg, VA, 23803 United States (map)

Beginning Beekeeping

Friday, April 19, 2019

9:00AM - 12:00PM

VSU Randolph Farm Pavilion

4415 River Road

Petersburg, Virginia

This educational workshop is free and open to the public.

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) 481-2566 or or call the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292.

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 ( 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.