Monthly Archives: September 2016

Winter Feeding – November 14, 2016

Brushy Mountain Bee Farm bees

Brushy Mountain Bee Farm bees

November 14, 2016
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Surry County Cooperative Extension Office [ map ]

SCBA program manager and NCSBA Mountain Regional Director, Eugene Brown will be discussing and demonstrating making fondant, dry feed, grease patties and pollen patties for your bees. We’ll also be discussing when you can start using sugar syrup and when to use 2:1 syrup versus 1:1 syrup.

Join us for this hands-on workshop and make a Christmas present for your bees!

USDA Farm Service Agency Assistance to Beekeepers – October 10, 2016

flood damageOctober 10, 2016
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Surry County Cooperative Extension Office [ map ]

The Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill) authorized up to $20 million in a fiscal year (FY) for the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP). The program provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish.

What does this mean to beekeepers in Surry County and surrounding counties?  Lindsey Carico, County Executive Director for Carroll and Grayson Counties in Virginia will join us to discuss the Farm bill and how beekeepers can apply for assistance.

You can read the Farm Bill here:
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/elap_honeybee_fact_sht.pdf