Wednesday, March 24 9AM
Virtual Program
Our state apiarist, Keith Tignor, will present a classroom lecture, followed by a hands-on, prerecorded demonstration at the VSU apiary. This workshop is designed for those interested in getting started in beekeeping and beginning beekeepers with less than 5 years of experience. Topics will include bee ecology, hive components and construction, beekeeping equipment, bee nucs, bee packages, feeding and caring for bees, integrated pest management and colony collapse disorder.
Wednesday, March 24 10AM
In-Person Program
Herbert Brown from Browntown Farm will demonstrate the proper techniques needed to prepare the soil and use the plastic laying machine for covering beds for planting.
Saturday, March 27 10AM
In-Person Program
Understand how a small engine works and common problems that occur. Save time and money with these best practices to maintain small engine farm equipment and keep it running year after year! 
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Watch some of our past virtual programs on YouTube.
Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg. 

Founded in 1882, Virginia State University is one of Virginia’s two land-grant institutions and is located 20 minutes south of Richmond in the village of Ettrick. VSU’s College of Agriculture consists of three academic departments: Agriculture, Hospitality Management, and Family and Consumer Sciences. Integrated within the College are an Agricultural Research Station; Randolph Farm, a 417-acre research and educational facility; and Virginia Cooperative Extension.