To Be Or Not To Be A Beekeeper Seminar at Ferrum College January 17, 2015

The Moonshine Beekeepers Association will present  “To Be Or Not To Be A Beekeeper” a FREE seminar at Ferrum College on January 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m. in Garber 106.  This seminar will answer all those questions you have about becoming a beekeeper, such as: history, startup cost,  equipment needs, challenges,  time required, when, where and how to purchase bees, honey yields, and many more topics.  There will be a Q & A time during the seminar, so make sure you bring your questions.  Also, information will be provided on how to register for the Moonshine Beekeepers Beginners Beekeeping Class which will start in early spring and run for nine weeks.

Please note, this is not a class on how to keep bees. This seminar is only an informational seminar on becoming a beekeeper.  Any questions can be Directed to Moonshine beekeepers president Lori Mattox (moonshinebeekeepersassociation@gmail.com) .

FREE seminar Signup



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

David Shaw – Vice President

Jim McKenna – Secretary

Dave Jeavons – Treasurer

Jeff Jenner – Beekeeping Instructor