Jeremy Blackwell, husband to Nancy and father to Graham and Bella, has a strong passion for beekeeping in Southwest Virginia. Jeremy is a Project Manager in the IT Industry, owner of Abingdon Bee Company, leader of Cub Scouts and Program Coordinator of the Highlands Beekeepers Association. He also helped revive the Honey Show at the Washington Country fair in 2021.

Jeremy established the Rhea Valley Pollinators bee club at Rhea Valley Elementary school with plans to expand to other schools in the county. He believes in developing sustainable beekeeping practices, educating younger generations the importance of Apis Mellifera while promoting beekeeping locally through supporting his community via the Highlands Beekeepers Association.

Jeremy’s dedication to the future of young beekeepers coupled with deep community involvement has Jeremy poised to lead the Virginia State Beekeepers Association into the Virginia State Beekeeping Association (VSBA) Slate of Officers - October 2021 future. Fresh new ideas are needed, modernization by implementing new technologies and a vision for growth through community outreach are a few of his topics to bring to VSBA. 

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