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ATTENTION MEMBERS AND GUESTS -
Live educational meetings at Blandy have been indefinitely postponed. 
Meetings will resume when meeting restrictions have been lifted. Until then, please explore all our website has to offer and participate in our monthly Zoom presentations.

 

Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah 

We are a group of beekeepers in the northwestern corner of Virginia who are dedicated to increasing public awareness about beekeeping and the valuable role of honey bees in nature and agriculture. We promote the art and science of beekeeping. 

Are you curious about bees, interested in learning about raising bees, or are you already a beekeeper? We'd enjoy meeting you! 
 

 

Help Save Bees!
To our friends and neighbors -  
You don't need to be a beekeeper to help save bees! 
(click here)

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Online  Calendar Monthly ZOOM Meetings, Links  & Presentations BONS on FaceBook
Meeting
Information

Beekeeping Classes

Membership
Application

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

                                 

Beecation Photos:

Have any stacation photos or vacation photos with bees? Submit them to bonscalendar@gmail.com or click here.
Click here to view submissions.

 

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Honey Extraction Equipment:
Member Use Only
Contact Doug Morris or Sam Pitcock for an appointment. 
Attention Members Please be sure to read the safety requirements and use instructions prior to making an appointment (click here)

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Bee Culture Magazine:  
FREE….. Because of the significant change in our lives as a result of COVID-19, many of us are working from home as we ‘social distance’ and quarantine ourselves. Bee Colture has a Digital version of their monthly magazine and are making this available to us at NO COST until the COVID-19 situation is over. Go to www.beeculture.com and click on the “Latest Issues” tap at the top of the page.

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Member Volunteer Opportunities: 
Volunteer beekeeper needed to take care of the apiary at Sky Meadows. Contact Bruce Bryant for details.

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Out Yard Opportunities:   
 Interested: click here
       

MISSING OUR EMAILS?
Haven't heard from us lately? 
Check your email address and update if necessary! We'd hate for you to miss something great!
(Members Only Corner)

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DO IT NOW
Northern Virginia Honey Bee Annual Cycle
This is a suggested checklist of events in a beekeeper’s year. Weather conditions, hive locations, hive equipment, and the type of bees will influence actions and events throughout the year.
(click here)

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GOT QUESTIONS

Beekeepers are almost by definition curious individuals. The nature of beekeeping, as with most environmental relationship, is complex. Even some of the most experienced beekeepers are confounded by the mysteries of a bee hive. If you have a bee related question try our Resources  page, use our member Message Forum, or send us an email.bonscalendar@gmail.com

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MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS

Please direct any membership questions or issues to: 
Paul Peters

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FUNNY VIDEOS & ENTERTAINMENT
A bit of entertainment to keep you smiling while we practice social distancing.

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions all BONS
community events, service opportunities, 
and club activities are postponed.