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Welcome to Valley Bee Supply

& Woodenware Manufacturer

Located in Fishersville, Va

(540) 941-8127


In-Store Discounts Apply to Most Items!!


 
Mated Queen Bees - Italian

Order online (Shipped at your own risk, no refunds, no warranty, no returns.)



Catch a "swarm" in May, it's worth a load of hay;

Catch a "swarm" in June, it's worth a silver spoon;

Catch a "swarm" in July, let them fly or

Get a "hive" and put some "brood" inside!

How to Catch a Swarm (copy & paste following link):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swarming_%28honey_bee%29





Aggressive Honey Bees

More often than not aggressive behaviors merely a part of the cyclic nature of honey bee colonies.

  • Queenlessness is frequently a cause of feisty bees. The bad behavior usually stops as soon as the colony or the beekeeper replaces the queen.
  • A shortage of nectar-producing flowers is called a nectar dearth. The bees can’t find nectar so they often try to steal it from other hives. This begins an aggressive behavior known as robbing.
  • Not only are robbing bees aggressive, but the bees being robbed become aggressive defenders of their stores. This often results in a cloud of bees around a hive, especially in the fall. Check if there is robbing - you will see bees fighting with each other at the hive entrance. The ground in front of the hive may be littered with dead honey bees. Fighting bees release an alarm pheromone—an odor that warns other bees of the danger. The alarm pheromone makes other honey bees aggressive—more fighting means more pheromone is released which means more bees join the fray. The situation can escalate quickly. Once the alarm pheromone has aroused the bees, you and your pets and your neighbors are fair game as well. The odor of dead bees and the scent of honey being robbed attract other predators. Before long, wasps and yellow jackets have arrived on the scene to collect both meat and honey. This means more fighting and more alarm pheromone.  Honey bees and wasps are not the only creatures preparing for winter. Colonies in the fall may be attacked by raccoons, opossums, or skunks. Regular visits by any creature—including a beekeeper—may make honey bees more aggressive.
  • Rainy weather, especially when it comes with heat and high humidity, makes bees cranky as well. During the “dog days of summer” no amount of fanning helps evaporate the nectar or cool the hive.


Varroa Mites and Neonicotinoid
Some agriculture advocates assert that viruses and predators such as Varroa mites are the only factors causing bee declines, but what can be extracted from the studies is that low-dose exposure to neonicotinoid pesticides is the tipping point,
the first domino in a long line of implicated causes,
including sub-optimal nutrition, diseases and lack of forage.
http://www.beeculture.com/catch-the-buzz-mounting-evidence-of-pesticides-danger/
http://www.beeculture.com/blog/




Woodenware Raffle Winners!!

#3735004  H Hopkins

#3735070 K Graham

#3735388 M Spieker

#3735224 D Conrad

#3735325 J Mulloy



Free ground shipping via Ground on ALL orders

 over $99 within the lower 48 contiguous U.S.





Virginia Beehive Grant Program

http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/plant%26pest/hivegrant.shtml

  Copy & paste if link does not wk (or put into a search engine-Beehive Grant Program):


A qualifying purchase for the grant must include all of the following items:

Hive boxes, Frames for purchased hive boxes, Foundation for purchased frames,

The following items also qualify if purchased in conjunction with the previous items:

Bottom board, Inner cover, Outer cover, Queen Excluder, Entrance reducer, Feeder
.

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 Stop in today at Valley Bee Supply to get Local "Raw" Honey from

our hives in Fishersville - Mossy Creek Apiaries! 

Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn’t Honey!! 

 More than three-fourths of the honey sold in U.S. grocery

stores isn’t exactly what the bees produce, according to  testing done exclusively for Food

Safety News. Ultra-filtering Removes Pollen, Hides Honey Origins:

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/11/tests-show-most-store-honey-isnt-honey/#.VPjObOFx7IV


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Productive Management of Honey-Bee Colonies

http://scientificbeekeeping.com/first-year-care-for-your-nuc/




Bees need to visit 2 million flowers to make a pound of honey. 

Honey bees communicate with one another - use

movement, odor cues, and food exchanges to share information.









Free ground shipping within contiguous U.S. on ALL orders over $99.  Shipping charges apply for any other areas.
Prices are subject to change. Glass Containers and Wax Foundation are shipped at your own risk.
 Items shipped to Alaska, Hawaii, and other areas outside the contiguous U.S. will be
charged shipping and may not be included upon checkout!





5% Discounts for in-store purchases ONLY! Must be present & show ID!

Active Military/Veterans, Emergency Personnel, Combined Club Orders

Restrictions May Apply (Bees, Nucs, Queens, Class excluded)










Discounts are applied to most in-store items!!







KEEP RECORDS ON YOUR HIVES!!



If you need help in keeping track of your hives-free service!


Just copy & paste this link:   http://www.hivetracks.com


Hive Tracks is a powerful web based application in keeping records


on hives, queens, weather, inspections, feedings, medications, etc.


Use an internet
device (desktop, laptop, tablet, or smart phone).



  

 
Valley Bee Supply, Inc.
46 Tinkling Spring Rd.
Fishersville, VA 22939

(540) 941- 8127
Toll Free 1-866-220-0198
Fax (540) 941-2466


Email@ValleyBeeSupply.com

Store Hours:
Monday - Friday:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m

Saturdays - CLOSED September 1st - March 1 (or as posted)
Sundays and Major Holidays - Closed
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