New Post,  March 12, 2017


The New Beekeepers Class is preparing an order of “Canadian Hive Top Feeders”. I have contacted the vendor about price and availability. The price, for a medium quantity, with shipping, is between $10 and $11 each. The availability is, “on order from Europe should be here within 2 weeks”. Anyone interested in joining the order please contact me. I will be placing our order as soon as it get off the boat, or after our class meeting next Saturday, whichever comes first.

George Richardson


NOTE: New “Behind the hive” posted today, March 10, 2017

Hello All

I’m going to put a short Events Calendar here which I will be able to update easily and hopefully won’t fall behind again.

March – April Calendar

NOTE: All events held at the Franklin Center, Rocky Mount

All  Moonshine Beekeepers monthly meeting: 7:00 to 9:00PM

All  Beekeeping Classes From 11:30AM to 2:00PM

February 8,2017 Moonshine Beekeepers monthly meeting

February 11, 2017 Introduction to Beekeeping get acquainted gathering

February 25, 2017 Beekeeping Class #1 Introduction to Beekeeping

March 4,2017 Beekeeping Class #2 Beekeeping Equipment

March 8, 2017 Moonshine Beekeepers monthly meeting

March 11, 2017 Beekeeping Class #3 Dynamics of the Colony

March 18, 2017 Beekeeping Class #4 Diseases, Parasites, Pests

March 25, 2017  This meeting has been postponed. Franklin Center will be closed.

April 1, 2017 Beekeeping Class #5 First Year Beekeeping

April 8,2017 Beekeeping Class #6 The Beekeeping Year

April 12, 2017 Moonshine Beekeepers monthly meeting

April 15, 2017 NO Beekeeping Class – Easter Holiday (Franklin Center Closed)

April 22, 2017 Beekeeping Class #7 Floral Sources

April 29, 2017 Beekeeping Class #8 FINAL CLASS

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