WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News, Weather & Sports

VDACS Offers Beekeepers' Workshop

May 25, 2013

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is offering a workshop aimed at beginning beekeepers.

The first of two sessions is planned for Tuesday at the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center. The second will be June 1 at the Catawba Sustainability Center.

The workshops are intended to inform those who are interested in starting their own apiaries, for pleasure or profit. Sponsors note that the honeybee is the only insect that provides food for human consumption.

The instructor is Mark Chorba, who is known as the "bee whisperer of the Roanoke Valley."

The fee for the workshop is $100. Registration is open through the weekend here or by contacting Josh Nease.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
     
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
     
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.

 

powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 208952731