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UPCOMING SPEAKERS

Please note changes to calendar!

February 14, 2019 - NO MEETING  Have a Happy Valentines Day/Night

March 14, 2019 - Dr. Jamie Ellis- “What is killing our bees (and what we can do about it)”

April 11, 2019 - Fred Frenzel- “Bear problems??? - Can we outfox them?” 

May TBA

June TBA

July 11, 2019 - Sam Comfort - "Treatment-free beekeeping- How I do it"

Guests are always welcome to our meetings!

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BONS 2019 MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

LINK TO RENEW

Dues Campaign 12/1/2018 - 1/31/2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   

  Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah 

We are a group of beekeepers in the northwestern corner of Virginia who are dedicated to increasing 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! 

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

CLASSES

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

         

Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah

Join us at one of our meetings!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Information  

BONS Membership Application

 

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)

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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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURCHASING NUCS?

You can order from Kirsten Traynor see the link below.

Spring Nucs, Queen Catches & Queen Rearing
The nuc I bought from you in 2017 is still going great.
- Bob Q.
If you want nucs for the upcoming spring, our website is now open for orders. I've joined up with Zac Lamas as Bad Kitty Apiaries and together we're selling 5-frame medium nucs with a marked, laying and open mated queen for $200 in a EZ nuc box that is yours to keep. We always make sure the queen has an excellent brood pattern, the nuc has good bee coverage, and enough food resources.
 
This summer we're running three queen catches on May 25th, June 1st and June 15th, giving participants a chance to find, handle and mark several queens. Everyone gets to take home a queen they marked; extras available for purchase during event.
Due to demand, we are offering a queen rearing weekend class limited to 12 participants on July 13th & 14th. Every one will have a chance to see all aspects of our queen rearing process and practice grafting. Class includes a queen rearing guide and kit to take home.
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INTRODUCTORY BEEKEEPING SHORT COURSE:

The Washington County Beekeepers Association is offering a 2-day basic on the basics of bee keeping. http://washingtoncountybeekeepers.weebly.com/ 

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WEBSITE DETAILS!

WEBSITE LAUNCH DATE: 11/10/2017

 NUMBER OF SITE VISITS TO DATE:  33,545

AS OF:

   REGISTERED FOR SITE:       151 MEMBERS

   NOT REGISTERED FOR SITE: 121 MEMBERS

   MEMBERSHIP REGISTERED:    55.5%

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OUTYARD OPPORTUNITIES

interested in hive placement-click here

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BONS on FaceBook

Click here for FaceBook page

 

 

BONS CLUB TEE SHIRTS - $12.00

         ONLY 6 LEFT! 

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

See Doug Koch 

DATES TO REMEMBER

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

 NEXT CLUB MEETING:  THURSDAY JANUARY 10, 2019 AT BLANDY 7PM. 

Karla Eisen, an active beekeeper, teacher and member of the Prince William Regional Beekeepers Association.will be speaking at the BONS educational meeting on Jan 10, 7:00 PM at the Blandy Research Farm library. The title of her talk will be "Honeybee colony management: from winter going into spring"

REMEMBER TO CHECK OUT 

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)

PHOTO OF THE MONTH ARCHIVE!

(click here to view past photos)

Submit photos to Paul Peters

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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?

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!