Gateway Beekeepers

Welcome

Gateway Beekeepers Association is a non-profit organization formed to promote and further the interests and wellbeing of apiculture and related industries.  We strive to understand both the art and science of beekeeping, with an emphasis on educating others about this vital agricultural link.  We are a diverse group of dedicated citizens linked together by the magnificent honeybee.

2016 Basic Beekeeping Class Registration is OPEN! 

This is an 8 week class for beginner beekeepers
The cost is $75 per student/family
(includes books and materials)

Classes start Tuesday, February 2, 2016
and will be held Tuesday nights 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
at the King George County Citizens Center
8076 Kings Hwy, King George, VA 22485

 

Gateway Beekeepers Association meets on the third Thursday of each month
at the King George American Legion Post 89
on the corner of routes 206 and 610

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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For more information, please contact John Snell or Kathy Lehman
in the "Contacts" link on the left of this page.

News Flash

Did You Know:

  • Honey bees' wings stroke 11,400 times per minute, thus making their distinctive buzz.
  • A Honey bee flies 15 M.P.H.
  • During the summer, the typical honey bee colony contains between 40,000 to 70,000 bees.
  • A Honey bee has 5 eyes, two of which are compound and three simple eyes. 
  • Secreted from glands, beeswax is used by the honeybee to build honey comb. It is used by humans in drugs, cosmetics, artists' materials, furniture polish and candles.
  • Honey bees are not aggressive by nature, and will not sting unless protecting their hive from an intruder or are unduly provoked. 
  • Worker bees cooperate to find food and use a pattern of "dancing" (known as the waggle dance) to communicate information regarding resources with each other.

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