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Commonwealth Buzz VSBA Newsletter

Hear from our club president and our state apiarist on the latest happenings in Virginia Beekeeping. Read the latest news from VSBA...

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The Bee List: TWO bullets from the desk of James Wilson, Extension Apiculturist, Virginia Tech

We are looking forward to the upcoming VSBA Fall Meeting this November 4-5th and we would like to hear from you. Please follow this survey link and answer a couple of questions to help guide our future directions and efforts.

Our new website is up! Check here for updates, videos, and links to our Extension publications and various open access publications that are influencing our work and understanding of bees and bee health issues! Apiculture Extension | Department of Entomology | Virginia Tech

Additional Publications on Beekeeping Information

Journal of Apicultural Research is dedicated to publishing research on bees, including on the conservation of bees, the natural history of bees, and bee species.


The American Bee Journal was established in 1861 by Samuel Wagner and has been published continuously since that time, except for a brief period during the Civil War. 

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USDA supports the critical role pollinators play in agriculture through research and data collections, diagnostic services and pollinator health monitoring, pollinator habitat enhancement programs, and pollinator health grants.

Learn more about pollinator programs at the USDA here...

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