Hello All

January has been a rough month for Moonshine Beekeepers. We had two meetings planned at the Franklin Center and neither happened due to scheduling missunderstandings. We are confident that has been worked out and 2017 will be smooth sailing for the rest of the year.

So, we will start again with a regular club meeting Wednesday, February 8 at 7:00 PM at The Franklin Center. Those of you who plan to take the Beekeepers class are urged to attend. An opportunity to register for the classes will, of course, be provided. If you are not able to attend Wednesday’s meeting, plan to attend an added registration and “meet the instructor” get together at The Franklin Center, on February 11th from 12:00pm to 2:00 pm. Do you get the idea that we really want you to join us? WE DO! QUESTIONS ?? – please email any to:

Jeff Jenner – Beekeeping Instructor


George Richardson – Webmaster

You must register to take the class because we have to prepare classroom material for you.

REMEMBER Beekeeping Classes start for real Saturday, February 25th at 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

(I have been advised that the calendar on this website does NOT show the Beekeeping Class meetings! I KNOW! Please if anyone knows enough about WordPress to get this done, please educate me!)


                     ABOUT OUR CLUB MEETING!

BIG MEETING Wednesday, February 8. Our County Ag Inspector, Jessica Driver will be our featured speaker. Jessica regularly inspects hives through our her territory within the State and always has interesting insights into what is going on beekeeping-wise throughout our area as well as regulatory changes.

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

George Richardson – Webmaster