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 workshop will be hosted at the SHP operations barn (Harpers Ferry Road in Loudon County) on Saturday, December 7, 2019. 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.
Get your tickets before they sell out!
If you missed the 6 November showing of this relevant documentary, you can still catch it in Gainesville and Fairfax (Winchester location is sold out). The link above has all viewing locations - 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!
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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