Monthly Zoom Meetings and Online Presentations

Monthly Zoom Presentations and Other Recorded Materials 

Past Presentations, Current Month's ZOOM Links,
and Future Meeting Information and Links

(click on the blue text (topic) to access recorded presentations)
Monthly presentations are recorded for your convenience*

*please be aware, certain presentations are restricted to BONS members only
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If you have questions about using zoom please
review the suggestions at the bottom of the page or call 
Tim Riggleman,  
(540) 336-3697

 

Folks, a gentle reminder:

When you join a ZOOM MEETING we invite you into our home and we are invited into your home! 

 If your video is on, REMEMBER, we can see you and any activity in the background. 

If your mute button is on, we can’t hear you. BUT if you are not muted, we hear EVERYTHING. This includes barking dogs, personal & family conversations, you name it!*

*- - So folks, again please be manners-mindful and mute your computer, device, or phone volume when you do not want club members to eavesdrop on or participate in a private discussion.  When you'd like to participate in our pre presentation chatter, ask a question, or respond just unmute your device and jump in! If you don't mute, we will.
 

2021 Zoom Educational Meetings

January 2021 ZOOM Educational  Meeting -
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 
Member Only Access - available now to view
Speaker: Amanda Bly - Virginia State Regional Bee Inspector

Topic: Apiary inspection and certification. Travel certificates for transporting bees across state lines

 

February 2021 ZOOM Educational Meeting - 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 -

Member Only Access - available now to view
Speaker:  Paul Kelly - University of Guelph (Canada)

Topic: Splitting Hives and NUC Production 

 
March 2021 ZOOM Educational Meeting - 
Thursday, March 11, 2021 -
Member Only Access available now to view
Speaker: Kamon Reynolds (Tennessee's Bee YouTube fame) YouTube Video Links
TopicQueen grafting and rearing for building nucs and producing local queens 


April 2021 ZOOM Educational Meeting - 
Thursday, April 8, 2021 -
Member Only Access - available now to view
Speaker: Dr. Maggie Couvillon (VA Tech Entomologist)
Topic: Honey Bee foraging and the waggle dance

 

May 2021 ZOOM Educational  Meeting -
May 13, 2021
Member access only - available to view
Speaker:
Dr. Jim Tew – Bee Culture Magazine 
Topic: Swarms and Swarm Management – An Overview 

 

June 2021 ZOOM Educational  Meeting -Thursday,  June 10, 2021 -
Outdoor Meeting at Blandy - Gadget demonstration 

 

July 2021 ZOOM Educational  Meeting -
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Member Only Access - available now to view
Speaker: Stephen Repasky – EAS  certified master beekeeper, (author of Swarm Essentials Book) and consultant, owner of Meadow Sweet Apiaries, and PA State Beekeepers President 
Topic: Growing your apiary by splitting/swarm captures and how to keep it manageable
 


August 2021 ZOOM Educational  Meeting -
Thursday, August 12, 2021
Member's open discussion time: 6:30 - 7:00 pm -  Join in and chat away!
Guest Speaker Time 7:00 pm  

Speaker: Dr. Steven Cook - Bee Research lab, Beltsville, Maryland
Topic:
Mites and Bee Stress, and What the Lab Offers Hobby Beekeepers 
ZOOM Invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86431204716?pwd=RDlEL1FRcS9JV0NnNWFDNWhlN0NsZz09


September 2021 ZOOM Educational  Meeting -
Thursday, September 9, 2021
MEETING CANCELED


October 2021 ZOOM Educational  Meeting -Thursday, October 14, 2021
Member's open discussion time: 6:30 - 7:00 pm Join in and chat away!
Presentation begins: 7:00pm
Speaker: JB Tippett - BONS Beekeeper (son-in-law of Ed Shideler) 
Topic: Bee Plus App Tutorial
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86065352718?pwd=bVdTNHUyVVdjWUNCT05wbE9PaGQ1dz09
Meeting ID: 860 6535 2718 
Passcode: 573823 


November 2021 ZOOM Educational  Meeting -
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Member's open discussion time: 6:30 - 7:00 pm -  Join in and chat away!
Presentation begins: 7:00pm
Speaker: Dr. T'ai Roulston – Blandy Experimental Farm Faculty – PhD Entomologist 
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83238350810?pwd=dTV2Q3k5aHpBZEk1L0ptckNFQWttQT09 

Meeting ID: 832 3835 0810 
Passcode: 651218 


December 2021 ZOOM Educational  Meeting -
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Member's open discussion time: 6:30 - 7:00 pm -  Join in and chat away!
Guest Speaker Time 7:00 pm  

Topic and Speaker: TBA

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2020 Zoom Educational Meetings

July 2020 ZOOM Educational Meeting -
Found under Educational Videos navigation link or click the topic title below
Thursday, July 9th - Recorded Session -- Member Only Access available now to view
Speaker: Jennifer King, Eversweet Apiaries -
Topic: "Integrated Pest Management” 

August 2020 ZOOM Educational Meeting -
Found under Educational Videos navigation link or click the topic title below
Thursday, August 13th - Recorded Session - Member Only Access - available now to view
Speaker: Zac Lamas
Topic: "Winter Prep Begins Midsummer"

September 2020 ZOOM Educational Meeting 
Found under Educational Videos navigation link or click topic title below
Thursday, September 10th - Recorded Session -
Member Only Access available now to view
Speaker: Phil Craft 
Topic
"Why We Should Treat and Our Options"

October 2020 ZOOM Educational Meeting
We will be joining the VSBA Presentation hosted by VT.  
Thursday, October 8th - 7:00 pm - No recording available

Speaker: Dr. Samuel Ramsey  
Topic: "Fight the Mite Thailand -Edition:Understanding the mysterious Tropilaelaps Mite"

November 2020 ZOOM Educational Meeting Found under Educational Videos navigation link or click the topic title below
Thursday, November 12th - 7:00 pm 
Member Only Access available now to view
Speaker: Bob Walters 
Topic:"BeeCheck website, the link between beekeepers and agricultural spray applications"

December 2020 ZOOM Educational  Meeting -
Found under Educational Videos navigation link or click the topic title below
Thursday, December 10th - 
Member's open discussion time: 6:30 - 7:00 pm   Join in and chat awsay!
Guest Speaker Time 7:00 pm  
Recorded Session 
Member Only Access available now to view
Speaker: Pam Fisher 
Topic: "Sustainability, NUC Production, and Mentoring Ideas"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 




 

 

 

 

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The following presentations are available anytime

Online Pollinator Series:
Penn State Pollinator Webinar Series,  (click here)
(Recordings still available to view)

 

 

 

 

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HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS TO USE ZOOM!

Using Zoom

A Zoom account isn’t required to attend a Zoom session. Anyone can join a meeting using the Zoom mobile apps or desktop applications for Windows or Mac. If you have time, you might want to take a minute to go explore their website:  https://zoom.us/Here’s a video on joining a meeting!

There are resources on the site if you want to familiarize yourself with the application, but don’t worry, anyone can join in without much problem.

1. From your desktop, click the link provided for the month’s online meeting just prior to the start time (the link is included in the president’s monthly dribble email, on the BONS calendar, or can be found under the Zoom Presentation link on the center of the home page)  If you are asked to download Zoom, do so.  In case of technical issues please contact Tim Riggleman (540) 336-3697.

2. It’s that simple!

A few things to keep in mind:

  • There are controls that will help you manage your online image display! There is a mute button, video on/off and display options.
  • If your video is on, please remember, we can see you and any activity in the background.
  • If your mute button is on, we can’t hear you. BUT if you are not muted, we hear EVERYTHING. This includes barking dogs, conversations, you name it! So again, please be manners mindful and mute your computer or phone when you do not want to ask a question or make a statement.
  • The audio (both speaking and listening) will be better with earbuds or headphones as there can often be echoing or feedback when speaking into the built-in computer microphone while listening through the built-in computer speakers. If your internet speed is not very good, we recommend using the audio call-in number in addition to using the app to get the optimal audio experience.

The link will become live on the second Thursday evening of each month at 6:45 pm. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm, so please join a few minutes early in case you need to work out any connection issues. You can join any time prior to the meeting’s end.  (In case of technical issues during presentations please contact Tim Riggleman (540) 336-3697)