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ATTENTION MEMBERS AND GUESTS -
Live educational meetings at Blandy have been indefinitely postponed
due to COVID-19.  Meetings will resume as restrictions are lifted. 

Until then, we invite you to participate in our monthly Zoom
presentations and explore our website.


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).

 

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

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Online  Calendar Monthly ZOOM Meetings, Links  & Presentations BONS on FaceBook
Exceptional Beekeeping     Websites 

Educational Videos

State Aparist & Regional Bee Inspector

 

          WOODENWARE TUTORIALS 

Step by Step assembly of  Langstroth Hive Body and Frames. - Ray & Marlene Cross      Assembly Videos of Langstroth Hives - Building Frames and Supers.  - John Lewis        
DIY: Build 5-Frame Medium NUC Boxes - Tim Riggleman

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Application

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

February 2021 ZOOM Educational Meeting - 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 -
Member's open discussion time: 6:30 - 7:00 pm -  Join in and chat away!
Guest Speaker Time 7:00 pm  

Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA 
ZOOM Invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89583633252?pwd=SThVMHhlcXBUQ2c0anV1TWFHV3pndz09 

 

January ZOOM Educational  Meeting - Video

Member Only Access available now
Speaker: Amanda Bly, Regional Bee Inspector 
Topic: Apiary inspection and certification. Travel and certificates for transporting bees across state lines

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Free Bee Magazine Links:: (click here)

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DID YOU KNOW?
What a great way to spend a cold winter afternoon!

‘Its body looked like a warzone.’ Air pollution could kill off critical honey bees in India

Drone-delivered soap bubbles could help pollinate flowers. As pollinators, bees are hard to beat . . .

Deadly virus turns honey bees into
Trojan horses. (click here)

How 'Undertaker' bees recognize dead comrades (click here)

Portrait of an urban beekeeper (click here)
Honey harvesting, catching swarms and some great footage of bees are included in this 20 minute video

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A BIT OF HUMOR -
monthly smile

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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MONTHLY DRIBBLE - BONS Newsletter
Did you miss the president's monthly newsletter?
To Catch up or start fresh.  (Click here to read)

Club newsletters are emailed once a month to all
members who have entered their email address while registering for the BONS website. If you have not been receiving a newsletter please contact
Paul Peters. 
Sorry, newsletters are only available through email.

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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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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

 

Out Yard Opportunities:   
 Interested: click here
       


 

 

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

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