The River Valley Beekeepers Association is happy announce that we will once again conduct a beginner beekeeping class. Covid permitting, the classes will be held on February 15th and 22nd. Please check here or our Facebook page often to keep updated on the status of the class.
As we enter our third year of the Covid epidemic we are still going about the business of beekeeping. We continue to conduct our monthly meetings the first Monday of each month at the Russellville Western Sizzlin. We continue to watch what’s going on in that front and will adjust the best we can.
We have elected new club officers.
Ron Schwartz is the 2022 club President. Ron is retired from Arkansas Nuclear One and has been keeping bees since about 2013.
Jerry Hankins has agreed to serve as Vice President. Jerry is retired from the Corps of Engineers. In addition to keeping bees, he loves woodworking.
Glen Holmes continues to serve as Treasurer. No change there.
The Secretary position is filled by two fine ladies, Julie Moore and Debbie Young.
After over a year of being isolated due to Covid concern, we are resuming our in-person meetings. The first meeting being on Monday, May 3rd at the Russellville Western Sizzlin. The business meeting will start at 6:30 pm. Come earlier if you want to eat dinner and fellowship with your fellow Beeks.
A word about Covid: The club (River Valley Beekeepers Association) is not imposing any mandates (e.g. masks, social distancing etc.) other than any that the restaurant requires. The folks at Western Sizzlin inform me that they do not have any Covid restrictions for their patrons. They do require that their staff wear masks and gloves are provided for accessing the food bar. So, your fellow beekeepers may or may not be wearing masks and may or may not practice social distancing. If this makes you uncomfortable, it may be best if you avoid the meeting. By now I’m sure you know the Covid symptoms. If you have symptoms or are not feeling well, please stay home.
After a year off, we’ll have club business to take care of and do our best to answer your beekeeping questions. Other than that, we do not have a program planned. Hope to see you there.