• Making Queens
    Making Queens
  • Hive of many colors
    Hive of many colors
  • Mid-summer Berryville hives
    Mid-summer Berryville hives

 EXTRACTION it is not too late but you have to hurry

If you are a member of BONS and would like to use the club extractor at Blandy contact Doug Morris to find out the dates it will be available:    or call: 540-592-3873 or   rmfineart@earthlink.net

Sky Meadows State Park on August 19th, National Honey Bee Day, there will be a demo of honey extraction. Members are welcome to extract, sell, help, learn.  Honey and products of the hive can be sold.  The Park does NOT take a cut of the price because BONS members give demonstrations and interact with the public there.  Those wishing to sell at the booth should spend time at the booth or the extraction. Contact Doug Morris:  rmfineart@earthlink.com

Last meeting: Journal presentation

Bruce ( brucebryantep@gmail.com )suggested we have a journal club where different members who read an article or listen to some thing about bees make a 2-5 minute presentation on what they gleaned from that.  We can share the wealth and all benefit.  If you want to be one of these people please see Bruce at the next meeting.  Please, please don’t be intimidated by presenting.  We are a supportive group not looking for future public speakers.  Here is a link to an example of a short video that could be presented:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjxXkk5CpSA

Next MEETING:

Thursday September 14(second Thursday of the month) at Blandy Library.  Tom Miller will be presenting.

 

Looking to BUY-SELL-TRADE bee equipment?

Click Here for details

Got an idea or process that worked for you?  Let us know and we will share with others. Like use wine corks in your bird bath to give bees something to land on.

Another story on neonictinoid posted July 1, 2017

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/neonicotinoid-pesticides-slowly-killing-bees/

AN interesting story:

https://www.dom.com/community/community-stories/whats-the-buzz-va

FOUNDATION   FOUNDATION   FOUNDATION

IF YOU NEED SOME CRIMPED WIRED FOUNDATION AND ARE A MEMBER OF BONS YOU CAN PURCHASE SOME FROM THE CLUB AS WE HAVE IT LEFT OVER AFTER OUR WOODENWARE WEEKEND.  $1.00 PER SHEET FOR MEDIUM AND $1.25 PER SHEET FOR DEEP.  PLEASE EMAIL DOUG WITH WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE FOR HIM TO BRING TO THE NEXT MEETING OR IF YOU WANT TO GO TO HIM TO GET WHAT  YOU NEED.  KOCH.DOUG@GMAIL.COM       The club does not have any woodenware left from our April Workshop to sell.  

 

 

 

If you are interested in registering for the SPRING 2018 class

then send your NAME, PHONE NUMBER AND ADDRESS to
johnlewis702@comcast.net

7 week classes begin mid February in 4 different locations

More info? then click on Classes above on this website


 

 

 

If you are not a member, come check us out at our next full club meeting September 14 at Blandy Farms  .

The next regular executive committee meeting will be held at 7pm Wednesday Sept 6 at the Cafe del Sol restaurant in Winchester next to Apple Federal Credit Union.  If you are interested in taking on a small role to help our club or just want to see and hear some of the business that goes on, this is a good meeting to attend.