Science Museum of Virginia Observation Hive

The Richmond Beekeepers have joined forces with the Science Museum of Virginia to educate the public about the importance of honeybees.  Members of our club have been instrumental in the installation and upkeep of an observation hive at the museum.  We currently work to have a beekeeper at the museum every Thursday and Sunday  from 2-5 to share their love and knowledge of honeybees with museum visitors.  To volunteer your time,  register through SMV Adult Volunteers | Science Museum of Virginia (

Beekeeper Mentors

Being a “Newbee” can be frightening when you are talking about being around 1000s of stinging insects.  Having a mentor can make all the difference between successfully starting a wonderful hobby and giving up after wasting money, time and bees. RBA is looking for experienced beekeepers to mentor those who are just starting out.  If you would like to help our hobby grow by helping others be successful beekeepers, please talk to RD Radford at our next meeting to sign up.

Young Beekeeper Scholarship

Do you know someone between the ages of 10 and 18 that would love to be a beekeeper?  RBA is here to help.  We offer a scholarship to a young person who shows the interest, enthusiasm, and perseverance to take care of a hive of bees.  RBA will provide a mentor, equipment, and bees.  To apply, applicants should write a letter to the association telling us why he/she would like to be a beekeeper snd why he/she is the best candidate.  The winning applicant will be expected to be a member the association and give a presentation on their experience.  If you have any questions or want to submit a letter, please send an email to  The deadline is May 1st.  Winners will be announced at our May meeting.

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