3:51 PM Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

Hello, Hello, Hello!  Be aware of the following!

Ann Zudekoff, our speaker for this evening fell and broke her arm earlier today and therefore will not be attending tonight. Lori called a few minutes ago and advised that her daughter has shared the creeping crud with her so SHE won’t be attending either. Now, since the center is reserved for us, if anyone wishes to show up and share war bee sting stories I’m sure there will be a few folks there to keep you company! See you in 2 – 3 hours.



THE NEXT MEETING Will be November 9, 2016 AT 7PM AT THE FRANKLIN CENTER in Rocky Mount. Ann Zudekoff, the mentor of my mentor, will be the speaker. I don’t know the topic yet, I can assure you it will be a worthwhile evening. Come celebrate the elections finally being over.
New “Behind the Hive” not yet here. I’ll post as soon as Jeff gets it to me.


About Us:

The Moonshine Beekeepers Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting current and future beekeepers of Franklin and surrounding counties in Virginia. Our Mission is to provide our membership with interesting and practical knowledge as well as promoting public awareness of the benefits, necessity, and value of the honeybee to human existence.
The purpose and objectives of our association are to:

  • Share knowledge, experiences and adventures of beekeeping
  • Educate the community about the joys, skills and benefits of beekeeping.
  • Serve as a resource to local beekeepers.
  • Provide an outlet for the membership to sell member-produced honey and other hive products.
  • Foster interactions with the local agricultural community and other beekeeping organizations.


Lori Mattox – President

Ron Hanawalt- Vice President

Jim McKenna – Secretary

Dave Jeavons – Treasurer

Jeff Jenner – Beekeeping Instructor