BLEVINS: Beginning beekeeper’s class and white grub control | Agriculture


Phil Blevins

Beginning beekeeper course

A class for starting beekeepers shall be held within the Executive Auditorium of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Virginia, on Saturday, Nov. 6.

The class will begin at 9 a.m. with registration and finish at 3:30 p.m. Topics lined within the class embody honeybee biology, gear wanted, the place and methods to get bees, finding the apiary, honeybee pests and illnesses, seasonal administration, built-in hive administration and nectar sources.

Every effort shall be made to reply these fundamental questions that individuals contemplating beekeeping could have together with gear meeting, introduction of bundle bees to the hive, capturing swarms, inspecting the hive, and many others.

The value of the class is $35, and class measurement is restricted. Pre-register by sending a test for $35 payable to the Highlands Beekeepers Association to the Washington County Extension Office, 234 W. Valley St., Suite B, Abingdon, VA 24210 or on-line at The class is sponsored by the Washington County Extension Office and the Highlands Beekeepers Association. Call the Extension Office at 276-676-6309 when you have questions.

White grubs are the larval stage of a number of totally different scarab beetles together with Japanese beetles, June beetles and the masked garden chafer. The larval stage of those beetles or white grub has been mentioned to be probably the most harmful pest of lawns in Virginia.