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About the Instructor

Known as the "Bee Whisperer" of the Roanoke valley, Mark Chorba has kept honeybees in the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas for the past 20 years. As a certified Virginia Beekeeper, Chorba has taught beekeeping to hundreds of new beekeepers throughout Southwest Virginia. He is the 2013 president of the New River Valley Beekeepers Association, which is currently the largest beekeeper association in Virginia.

His dedication to apiculture provides the community a reliable resource of information about honeybees through presentations, community events promoting the honeybee, and beekeeping in general.

Chorba resides on his small farm in Copper Hill in Floyd County where he maintains more than 25 colonies of honeybees. He also tends to adjacent apiaries in Montgomery, Franklin and Roanoke counties.

Working with a hive


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Contact: Adam Taylor adamht@vt.edu

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