Workshop Presented by the Sustainable Honeybee Program
The Sustainable Honeybee Program (SHP) will hold a very timely workshop with practical instruction and discussion in making and using fondant as a winter bee feed. The 3-hour workshop will be hosted at the SHP operations barn (Harpers Ferry Road in Loudon County) on Saturday, December 7, 2019, beginning at 11 a.m. To register for the event and obtain address, please email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation is free, however, as a non-profit organization, SHP appreciates donations.
December 9th Regular Meeting
Currently the board has five positions: President - Nate Muller, Vice President - Wendy Meeusen, Secretary - Heather Mason, Treasurer - Raul Puertas, and Member at Large - Anna Freska.
All board members have indicated that they are willing to continue serving in their current position if there are no volunteers for those positions, but we would certainly welcome volunteers from the club if anyone would like to serve in a position on the board.
Sam Goodwin has volunteered to take the slate of candidates for the 2020-2021 board. If you are a member in good standing and would like to serve in a position, please send him an email indicating your name and position you would like to serve. If there are more than 2 volunteers per position, we will hold an election for that seat during the December meeting.
Sam's email is email@example.com
ONLY 12 MORE TICKETS NEEDED TO KEEP THIS SHOWING ALIVE!!!! (As of 30 Nov 19)
If you missed the 6 November showing of this relevant documentary, you can still catch it in Fairfax. All showings are based on a minimum number of ticket sales --- and we're just shy of a "quorum" for the Fairfax showing (As of Nov. 30 we need 12 MORE participants!). If you're considering attending - buy your tickets NOW so this event goes forward. (If the minimum is NOT met, your credit card will not be charged.) Invite your friends and family - send the link to your family and friends who are interested in beekeeping and want to understand more about the challenges facing our world's food supply.
Synopsis: The Pollinators is a cinematic journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables we all eat. The many challenges the beekeepers and their bees face en route reveal flaws to our simplified chemically dependent agriculture system. We talk to farmers, scientists, chefs and academics along the way to give a broad perspective about the threats to honey bees, what it means to our food security and how we can improve it.
2019 Annual Honey Extraction Party!
2019 Club Registration
About Our Club
Fairfax Beekeepers is a group of beekeepers mainly from northern and western Fairfax County that meet monthly to promote responsible honey bee keeping in our urban and suburban environment.
Our goal is to maintain a local group of beekeepers, both new and experienced, that can assist each other in continuing their education. Experienced beekeepers mentor new ones; we share resources including honey extractors, equipment, bees, queens; and encourage each other to grow as beekeepers.
Most of our members are from Reston, Herndon, Great Falls, Sterling, Chantilly, Centreville, Vienna, and Oakton. We mix meetings of open discussion with guest speakers and demonstrations that focus on hive health and management. Our members often contribute volunteer time to local outreach endeavors, as well as the 4-H Bee Club.
As a small group, our focus is primarily on individual beekeepers supporting each other. However, if you want more involvement in the NOVA beekeeping community, there are other larger organizations in the area that are listed on our Resources page. Many of our members are members of those organizations, as well. Please check them out; these larger clubs offer excellent speakers, educational opportunities, and a significant amount of community outreach.
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Fairfax Beekeepers meets the second Monday each month. Meetings are open to the public and involve open discussion about beekeeping and hive management. Members can discuss problems they've had, exchange ideas and observations, and support each other as fellow beekeepers.
Board of Directors
President: Nate Muller Vice President: Wendy Meeusen
Secretary: Jane Harding Treasurer: Raul Puertas
At Large: Anna Freska