NORTHERN VIRGINIA BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION 

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Outreach Opportunities

General notes for event volunteering
  • Volunteers can, but don’t have to stay for the entire event.  Even 1 or 2 hours is extremely helpful. 
  • Don’t let being new to beekeeping stop you from volunteering at events.  You WILL know more than you think you know and will be able to answer most questions. If not, you have backup. 
  • If you are interested in presenting, I highly encourage you to  “shadow” someone to see how they conduct a presentation.  Several of us have very nice slide presentations we will gladly share. 
  • If you want to volunteer, have any questions or concerns, or need to cancel, please contact the Outreach Coordinator.


Next Outreach Activity

DATE: August 17, 10am -4pm

Description: American Horticulture Society 10:00 AM - 4 PM

The American Horticulture Society is hosting an event at River Farm (7931 E Boulevard Dr, Alexandria, VA 22308).

Support Needed:  2-3 helpers for an hour or two or the whole event.

If there is interest in selling honey I will contact the coordinator to see what they might charge, if anything, to do so.  Otherwise it will be a standard outreach with table material and gear and so on.

Please shoot me a note via the group or directly at robcmckinney@aol.com if you can help!

Location: River Farm, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA 22308. 

    

DATE: August 26, 7pm- 8:30pm

Description: Alexandria Library Outreach

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch, Alexandria Library. Address 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304.

1 hour beginning beekeeper presentation with Q&A at the end. 

26 Oct - American Horticultural Society's Fall Harvest and Market at River Farm. 0900-1400 hours. Themed Pumpkins and Pollinators, the event will promote the vital connection between people, plants, and pollinators, while enjoying nature based crafts for children and adults, face painting, beer and apple cider sales, food trucks, beekeeping and horticultural demonstrations, and live music. Address: River Farm, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA 22308. Honey selling opportunity, but need to coordinate ahead of time. Donations of 10% of earnings required. Please coordinate with Martha because parking passes are expensive ($20) and we only have 2.

Support Needed: 1 hour beginning beekeeper presentation with Q&A at the end. 

Location:  4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304.


DATE: September 7, 10am - noon

Description: Green Spring Gardens - Celebrate Honey Bee Day! 10:00 AM - noon

Where would we be without the honey bee? Celebrate this wondrous insect with the Northern Virginia Beekeepers Association. Meet a beekeeper, see inside a beehive, learn a bee dance, do a bee scavenger hunt, learn how bees are important to our food supply, and get tips on how you can help honey bees.

For NVBA members this is also a honey and wax competition! If you weren't ready for EAS enter your honey and wax in this low pressure contest. Black bottle honey tasting. Prizes awarded!!

Honey selling opportunity!!

Support Needed: 2-3 Volunteers

Location: Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria, VA, 22312


DATE: October 26 9am-2pm

Description:  American Horticultural Society's Fall Harvest and Market

Themed Pumpkins and Pollinators, the event will promote the vital connection between people, plants, and pollinators, while enjoying nature based crafts for children and adults, face painting, beer and apple cider sales, food trucks, beekeeping and horticultural demonstrations, and live music. Address: . Honey selling opportunity, but need to coordinate ahead of time. Donations of 10% of earnings required. Please coordinate with Martha because parking passes are expensive ($20) and we only have 2.

Support Needed:  Two volunteers are needed at this event throughout the day. 

Honey selling opportunity, but need to coordinate ahead of time. Donations of 10% of earnings required. Please coordinate with Martha because parking passes are expensive ($20) and we only have 2.

Location: River Farm, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA 22308. 

    

Contact the Outreach Coordinator

If you have outreach activities to suggest please contact our outreach coordinator at outreach@novabees.org.

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