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

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

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! 
 

 

WHAT'S BUZZING?
A CONVERSATION WITH BONS MEMBERS

Hosted by: Bruce Bryant, BONS Club President
Did you miss the event? If so, you missed a lively discussion. 
Hope to see you next time!

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Online  Calendar Monthly ZOOM Meetings, Links  & Presentations BONS on FaceBook
Exceptional Beekeeping Websites   Video Resources  
Meeting
Information

Classes

Membership
Application

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

BONS October 2020 Survey
(If you did not receive or use the email link sent to you to respond to this survey please click here to add your response)

Beekeeping Today Podcast:
Check these podcasts for the latest beekeeping news, information and entertainment for today's beekeeper. Hosts Jeff Ott and Kim Flottum bring you interviews and commentary helping you become a more informed and knowledgeable beekeeper.(click here)


BONS in the News - 10/6/2020
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)

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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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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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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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
If you have questions try our Resources  page, use our member Message Forum, or send us an email, bonsbuzz@gmail.com

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MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS or ISSUES

Please direct any membership questions or issues to: Paul Peters

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