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We are a group of beekeepers in the western and northern area of Virginia who are dedicated to healthy beekeeping practices and to increase public awareness of the importance of the honey bee to our environment, ecology, and food production. 

General Meeting: November 8th at 7:00 pm*

*Guest speaker - Peter Weber - Weber Nursery-Plants for bees

General Meeting: December 14th at 7:00 pm   

Pot luck dinner

2018 Honey Bee Conference


AUGUST 13-17, 2018

 Conference Information

EAS is looking for volunteers -

for details please contact: Karla Eisen

EAS Website

Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah

Come join us at one of our meetings!

BONS Membership -

Are you curious about bees, interested in learning about raising bees, or are you already a beekeeper? We'd enjoy meeting you! We're a group of beekeepers from the  northern and western areas of Virginia. Come join us at one of our meetings!

Meeting Information

BONS Membership Application

Classes -

For classes, schedules, and other information on educational opportunities with BONS please use the classes link on the navigation bar or click here.

Beekeeping Scholarship Program                                           

The President's Corner -



An Important Message From 

Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah

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 would be glad to make those arrangements for you. You would be helping the overall environment, especially the honey bees!
Please contact us and we will be more than happy to give you the details. .

FaceBook Page -

Contact Shannon Brandstetter if you have any facebook questions or issues.

Click icon to go our  facebook page!  

Tossing and turning and thinking of bees   - Beekeeping Anixety, The Confessions of Bee-Worrier

I spend many winter nights worrying about what’s going on inside those boxes.



Please help the club by signing up and volunteering at an event below!

Woodenware Sort & Verify - March TBD, 2018 

      Contact: Bruce Bryant

Woodenware Weekend - 2018

   Woodenware Distribution - 

      Saturday & Sunday March 17th & 18th

      Contact: Bruce Bryant

Woodenware Weekend - 2018

  Woodenware Build & Training - 

      Saturday & Sunday March 17th & 18th

      Contact: Charlie Brown, club president

Mother's Day Weekend - 2018

   Set Up - Friday May 11th 

   Booth -  Saturday & Sunday May 12th & 13th

      Contact: Bruce Bryant

Do you have a great photo?

To submit: Email photo to: Photo of the Month

Journal Club - 3-minute motivators!

Persuasion and Presentation

Have you read a good book about bees lately or discovered a great source of invaluable information about beekeeping and want to share?


Please consider giving a 3-minnte presentation to the club at one of our meetings.  It's a great way to get to know other club members and to let them know about you.

Contact Buce Bryant and get involved! 


Club tee shirts are now available and will be for sale at our monthly general meeting.

See Doug Koch to purchase one!