About ERBA

The East Richmond Beekeepers Association (ERBA) is a non-profit association of people interested in helping the honey bee (with a focus on beekeeping.) We are a Virginia group, with members from the city of Richmond, Mechanicsville, Varina, Quinton, New Kent, Charles City, Prince George, Chester, and other areas nearby. The group was formed in May of 2008.  Membership includes both beekeepers, and non-beekeepers, but all people interested in helping the honey bee to survive.

Bees clustered at hive entrance

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At our monthly meetings we have guest speakers, topical discussions, demonstrations, and videos. These are all designed to help our members keep up on the latest developments in beekeeping, and address questions or problems they may have. The meetings also allow our members to network, swap information, mentor new beekeepers, and plan occasional field trips. One of our goals is to educate the public about bees, beekeeping, and the wonderful products made by the bees. For more information about our meetings, click here.

The objectives of the ERBA are to encourage better methods among beekeepers, to promote cooperation, to reach a common understanding regarding our problems and their solutions, to maintain friendly and helpful relations with those forces which are working to better the beekeeping industry, to develop markets for beekeeping products, to foster closer cooperation among members of the Association, and to do such things as will tend to improve purposes for its members and the general public relating to honey bees and the beekeeping industry.

9 comments for “About ERBA

  1. Chris Burruss
    April 16, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    I am very interested in beekeeping and I noticed your link is broken. I plan on attending the May meeting and I look forward to making acquaintances.

  2. April 16, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    What link is broken?

    • Gary Miller
      April 9, 2014 at 12:19 pm

      This link is not working: A Varina Beekeeper’s Blog

      • April 23, 2014 at 12:42 am

        This has been fixed!

        Thanks for notifying us.

  3. Sam McDonald
    April 20, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Hi! I own some apartment buildings in Manchester that have great roofs for honey bees. Would anyone be interested in setting up hives and selling to our residents?

    • HippieHoney
      May 12, 2014 at 9:21 am

      I’ll make an announcement about this at our meeting tomorrow and see what we can do!

  4. polebug4
    June 3, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Other items that I’ve used along w/my main source of fuel .pieces of old bulrap bag strips, a cotton ball or flint from your dryer, wood pellets designed for a wood stove, the paper dividers´╗┐ from between new wax foundation sheets . Keeping the smoker lit is definitely not my forte’ . LOL

  5. polebug4
    June 3, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    I would think a forum like beesource.com would be a bteetr (and easier) way to involve lots of people. It already exists, and is very popular, so I think your own list would not get too many people. Steven

  6. polebug4
    June 3, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    This video was very informative, I didn’t know the hoenybee population is declining, that’s something really sad, and serious, but somehow I think most people don’t give a damn about that, as usual. They prefere to watch all the crap you can find on Youtube rather than this type of videos, I really hate having to share this world with all those ignorant egoists.

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