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For those who don't have time to browse the full website, this page displays recent website updates!



2021 Membership Dues

 The BONS Executive Board has unanimously voted not to collect membership dues for the upcoming 2021 year because we have not been able to meet in person for much of the year due to the coronavirus.  If you are currently a member in good standing (that is, you paid your single or family membership dues for 2020), your membership is extended until December 31, 2021.  Any new or returning member (after a hiatus) joining after January 1, 2021 will be assessed $15.00 dues.  FYI: membership fees are included in the 2021 new student fee.  If you have any questions, contact Paul Peters (membership committee).


December ZOOM Educational Meeting - A live presentation on your device
Thursday, December 10th - Time: 7:00 pm (zoom meeting log in available at 6:45 pm)
Pam Fisher- Topic: Sustainability, NUC Production, and Mentoring Ideas
Invitation to join Zoom meeting:


The Best Beekeeping Advice:
Recently, I’ve been told that the answer to any beekeeping question should begin with, “It depends.” This always makes me grin because the very first blog post I ever wrote—nearly eleven years ago—is titled, “Well, it depends.” Read full article (click here)


BONS Photo Gallery: updated 11/11/2020
Enjoy a great collection of member photos (click here)
Have photos you'd like to include on our website? (send them here)


We would love to hear your thoughts, suggestions, concerns or problems with anything so we can improve!  (click here to leave feedback)


BONS in the News 
As area beekeepers get ready to secure their hives for the winter, Frederick County resident Tim Riggleman said education is key to keeping honey bees safe and healthy.(click here for full article)


Link to the Newly Updated Lending Library- BONS books and lending materials now have a synopsis page for each item. Click the blue title to see information.  (click here to go to the library page)


Club Members - BONS would like to offer you an opportunity to sell your locally produced honey & handcrafted hive products on the club’s website.

We recognize that members have not had the usual opportunities for club participation events this year due to COVID-19 restrictions to display and sell their locally produced honey & handcrafted hive products to the public.
Recognizing these missed opportunities we've created a “Locally Produced Honey & Handcrafted Hive Products for Sale” page on our publicly available pages of our website. A link is provided on the top navigation bar of the home page for access.
To participate, please send an email to bonsbuzz@gmail.com with your name & contact information, and type of honey or hive product for sale.  We will then post your information on the website. Potential customers may then contact you directly.  BONS is only the posting agent and has no responsibility for your product nor financial arrangements between you and your customer.   
To view the page and your ad for sale click here   (presently there are no ads to view)


HoneyBee Suite:
A better Way to Bee (November 2020)
If you don't read anything this month read this!
The best beekeeping advice I ever shared