The Nansemond Painted Hive            Body Competition

 

This is an art competition to showcase hive bodies that are painted, judged, then auctioned off to support honey bee research.

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2022 Painted Hive Body Art Competition

The 2022 PHB Competition is Over! Much appreciation to everyone who participated! Whether you assembled and primed the boxes, decorated them with amazing artwork, transported them around to the venues, or volunteered as a Judge, we THANK YOU ever so much. The auction at Weyer's Cave brought in over $1200 and we are calculating the Grant Amount after expenses.

Art Competition Winners:

   Youth:                   1st Place  Cecelia Flint

                                 2nd               Colton Hunter

                                 3rd             Lauren Poloisky

   Amateur Adult:  1st Place   Lisa Bright

                                2nd             Sandra Dawson

                                3rd             Mara Yoko

   Professional:      1st Place   Randall Jordan

                               2nd             Jajala Schweiger

   Full Hive:          1st Place    Greg Gonzales

                               2nd             Jajala Schweiger

Applications Now Being Accepted for 2022 Grants

Congratulations to our 2021 Grant Recipient

Ruth Meredith, VT Graduate, NBA member, and long-time beekeeper, has been selected for the latest grant. She is doing research on Queen mating habits. Do they always return to their same mating NUC? Does marking a Virgin affect mating success? Does Temp Queen Lure have a positive effect on a Queen returning to her mating NUC, or a rogue Queen? Is the percent higher than a mating NUC without Temp Queen Lure? We are looking forward to seeing what conclusions her research draws.

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