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2 live in Texas
246 live in Virginia
5 live in West Virginia

Club News & Important Updates!

JULY 14th is the BONS CLUB FAMILY picnic and NO meeting this month....next meeting is August 9.

PICNIC DETAILS

Day:  Saturday 

Date: July 14th

Time: Noon- until we tell enough bee stories

Place: Tom Miller's-- if you have never been here is his address:  3690 Old Charlestown Rd Berryville VA-- A GRACIOUS HOST!

Club will provide the protein: BBQ

Members can bring side dishes of either salads, veggies, dessert or some other favorite item you want to share.

 

 

RSVP: to Doug Koch         

You are welcome to still come if you forget or did not RSVP.  We want to see you all come and enjoy yourselves.

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WEBSITE LAUNCH DATE: 11/10/2017

 NUMBER OF SITE VISITS TO DATE:  18,564

AS OF:

   REGISTERED FOR SITE:       131 MEMBERS

   NOT REGISTERED FOR SITE: 127 MEMBERS

   MEMBERSHIP REGISTERED:    51.3%

 

 

 

 

To our recently released club leadership -

Thank you for your service and positive contributions to the club. We appreciate your dedication and comittment to the BONS vision and are grateful for the time spent together in service, as friends, and as fellow beekeepers!

On behalf of the BONS membership, thank you! 

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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

 

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   BONS MEMBERSHIP

Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah

Join us at one of our meetings!

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.

Guests are always welcome!

Meeting Information  

BONS Membership Application

 

 

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INTERESTED: Ron and Jennifer Gustafson of Berryville, are looking for anyone wanting a place to put hives.  Contact them directly at 703-309-2746. 

INTERESTED: in working with a farmer to keep hives on his property with fruit trees on Rt.17 off Rt. 50 in Fauquier County? Contact Doug/Ramona Morris 540-592-3873

INTERESTED: in daytime volunteer work for a local nonprofit? 3 hours once a week! Long-term non-medical help needed at Sinclair Health Clinic in Winchester. Contact: volunteer@fmcwinchester.org

 

 

CLASSES

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

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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

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BONS on FaceBook

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New laughs - A little hive humor!

What's new to the website!

BONS Mentors!

Need to ask a question or offer a comment - Try using the MESSAGE FORUM to ask your question, get an answer, or pass along some BEE wisdom to members! (click above or go to navigation bar)

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

UPCOMING EVENTS MARK YOUR CALENDAR SAVE THE DATE & SEE YOU THERE!

GENERAL CLUB MEETING:

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 7:00 PM

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 7:00 PM

THURSDAY,  August 9, 2018 7:00 PM

THURSDAY, September 13, 2018 7:00 PM

 

 

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR:

 

VSBA 100TH Anniversary Spring Meeting

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, June 15 & 16, 2018

Roanoke collegeLink to information

 

wax and other products of the hive workshop

SATURDAY, June 23, 2018

10:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Contact: John Lewis

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.

Membership or 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!

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Bruce Bryant  to set a date!

PHOTO OF THE MONTH

PHOTO OF THE MONTH ARCHIVE!

(click here to view)

Submit photos to Paul Peters

natsfan57@gmail.com