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Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah 

We are a group of beekeepers in the northwestern corner of Virginia who are dedicated to increasing public awareness of honey bees, educating beekeepers about sustainable beekeeping and promoting the sale of honey bee products. 

BONS is a 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization


Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah 

 Join us at one of our meetings!

 

​BONS MEMBERSHIP

Are you curious about bees, interested in learning about raising bees, or are you already  a beekeeper? We'd enjoy meeting you! We're a group of beekeepers from the  northwestern corner of Virginia. Come join us at one of our meetings!

Meeting Information   

BONS Membership Application


​CLASSES

For information on beekeeping classes or class schedules please use the education link on the navigation bar or click here


2018 Honey Bee

Conference

HAMPTON ROADS CONVENTION CENTER

AUGUST 13-17, 2018

 Conference Information

EAS is looking for volunteers -details please contact: Karla Eisen

EAS Website


IMPORTANT CLUB NEWS

The bees are coming As of now we have some 260 packages coming. The cost will be the same as last year $115. All orders MUST be paid for be for by March 19th. As of now we are trying to get some Queens so that you can make some splits.

To order bees E-mail Kelly Hoynoski.  If you are taking a class talk to your Instructor. Soon after you put your bees in the hives TREAT THEM.

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

 

TO OUR NEW

WEBSITE

NOT GETTING YOUR BONS NEWSLETTER?

 

Some members have not been receiving their monthly meeting reminders from BONS President, Charles Brown. We are not sure why but, if you are one of those please click here and let Lennie know that you have not received them lately..

DATES TO REMEMBER

UPCOMING EVENTS Mark Your Calendar

 

GENERAL CLUB MEETING:

March 8, 2018:

Speaker: George Wilson (co-owner of Backyard Farm)

    topic: Extracting, Bottling, & Showing

 

 

Woodenware Sort & Verify - (March TBD, 2018)

Contact: Bruce Bryant

 

Woodenware Weekend - 2018

   Woodenware Distribution - 

      Saturday & Sunday March 17th & 18th Contact: Bruce Bryant

 

Woodenware Weekend - 2018

  Woodenware Build & Training - 

      Saturday & Sunday March 17th & 18th Contact: Charlie Brown

 

Mother's Day Weekend - 2018

   Set Up - Friday May 11th 

   Booth -  Saturday & Sunday May 12th & 13th  Contact: Charlie Brown

4-H CONSERVATION AWARENESS PROGRAM

Monday, June 4th - Youth Presentation

Contact: Charlie Brown

BONS CLUB TEE SHIRTS -

HOT OFF THE PRESSES! 

Club tee shirts are now available and will be for sale at our monthly general meeting.

See Doug Koch to purchase one! $12.00

 

BONS CLUB WINDOW DECALS

Contact Lennie for more details or to purchase.

BONS on FaceBook

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Website issues please contact Paul Peters

natsfan57@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

ATTENTION:

IMPORTANT MESSAGE
 

If you are a property owner and have no interest in keeping bees yourself but would consider allowing a BONS member to maintain hives on your property, we may be able to make arrangements for bees on your property.  Contact us. You would be helping the overall environment, especially the honey bees!
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


3-MINUTE MOTIVATORS!

Have you read a good book about bees lately or discovered a great source of invaluable information about beekeeping?

Please consider giving a 3-minnte presentation to the club at one of our meetings.  It's a great way to get to know other club members and to let them know about you. Contact Buce Bryant  to set a date!


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