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WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

2 live in Texas
255 live in Virginia
5 live in West Virginia

 

BONS 2019 MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

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Dues Campaign 12/1/2018 - 1/31/2019

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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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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. 

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

 

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.

Guests are always welcome to our meetings!

Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah

Join us at one of our meetings!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Information  

BONS Membership Application

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS at SKY MEADOWS STATE PARK:

Thanks to all who participated at the December 1st & 2nd events!

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UPCOMING EVENTS at BLANDY EXPERIMENTAL FARM

400 Blandy Farm Lane • Boyce VA 22620
540-837-1758 • www.blandy.virginia.edu

(Call ahead for reservations)

WINTER TREE ID and POTLUCK:
Saturday, December 8, 1-4 p.m.

ANNUAL SEED EXCHANGE:
January 26, 2019, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Join us for our 8th annual seed swap and
information exchange in the Blandy library. 

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INTRODUCTORY BEEKEEPING SHORT COURSE:

Are you interested in honey bees and beekeeping?  The Washington County Beekeepers Association is offering a training program designed to give you a basic understanding of bee biology, guidance on setting up your first colony, and advice on best practices for keeping your bees healthy and thriving across the seasons. The two day Beekeeping Short Course is scheduled for January 12th and 19th, 2019 from 9 am to 3 pm, with a snow date of January 26th, 2019.  The $40 course enrollment fee ($20 for second family member) includes one “Beekeeping Basics” book per family and a one-year membership in the Washington County Beekeepers Association.  The course will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 64 South Main Street in Boonsboro. Space is limited and attendance will be confirmed upon receipt of a completed registration form and payment. Please contact Charles Schwalbe at planthealth@myactv.net for more information.  Additional information and the course registration form are available on WCBA’s website http://washingtoncountybeekeepers.weebly.com/ ; click on the Resources tab.

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WEBSITE DETAILS!

WEBSITE LAUNCH DATE: 11/10/2017

 NUMBER OF SITE VISITS TO DATE:  31,027

AS OF:

   REGISTERED FOR SITE:       150 MEMBERS

   NOT REGISTERED FOR SITE: 121 MEMBERS

   MEMBERSHIP REGISTERED:    55%

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OUTYARD OPPORTUNITIES

INTERESTED: Carla Giacomangeli has property available to place hives in Millwood.  Contact her directly at Carla Giacomangeli

INTERESTED: Ron and Jennifer Gustafson of Berryville, are looking for anyone wanting to place 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 working your hives on a non-member host property:   Robert Tripp, 2879 Leeds Manor Road, Markham,VA 22843  510-331-0306  trippinnova@gmail.com

INTERESTED: in working with a non-member host to keep your hives on their property: Karin Cummings, 10955 Blake Lane, Bealton, VA 22712  517-435-4049  fire11fly@gmail.com

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DATES TO REMEMBER

UPCOMING EVENTS MARK YOUR CALENDARS SAVE THE DATE WE’LL SEE YOU THERE!

 CLUB MEETING:  ANNUAL POTLUCK DINNER & AUCTION Thursday, December 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Silent Night? Not tonight!

Come join in the fun!  Please bring a dish to share and an item for the auction! Drinks and tableware will be provided. VIDEO INVITATION

 

REMEMBER TO CHECK OUT 

A little seasonal humor & seasonal recipes  - bottom of home page!

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)

BONS CLUB TEE SHIRTS -

         ONLY 6 LEFT! 

Club tee shirts  will be for sale at our monthly general meeting.

 

See Doug Koch to purchase one! $12.00

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 have you discovered a great source of invaluable information  about beekeeping? 

How about sharing with the club?

We'd love to hear from you!

Consider giving a 3-minute presentation to the club at one of our meetings.  It's a great way of getting to know other club members and to let them know about you. Contact Bruce Bryant  to set a date!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTO OF THE MONTH ARCHIVE!

(click here to view past photos)

Submit photos to Paul Peters

ENJOY this fall treat - made with honey!


             

ENJOY this fall treat - made with honey!

             A LITTLE SEASONAL HUMOR!