Celebrate the honey season by sending chocolate to the editor:  Not really!—he doesn’t need it. However, he does need your pictures and stories of success to share with readers, along with pictures and stories of what went terribly wrong to help us all better keep bees. Email them to our editor, Tim Marshall (2024 and beyond), and thanks in advance.   

If you have a submission to include in our next newsletter, please send it via email. Entries must be received no later than three (3) days before the end of the month for inclusion on that month's newsletter.








Sometimes it is good to spend a little time reading the old newsletters. It shows a window in time, and gives us a glimpse of how some things change and other things remain the same. Enjoy having a peak at some of the 'old' newsletters.



What's new from our association Editor for 2020 - 2023

For those dues paying members taking the newsletter via email, our Editor, Cheryl Burkhead is taking your close-up pictures of bees and blooming plants and sending a special edition with her email distribution of The Buzzer. Cheryl is asking for help from the membership. If you witness something blooming in your backyard, please email Cheryl Burkhead a picture and Cheryl will post the best in a special addition in monthly e-newsletter. Please include plant I.D., your name, where the picture was taken, and the date it was taken. Thanks for your help! Below is the current listing:

"It takes me about 15 minutes to send the Buzzers by email. By email you get them in color! Send your request and in the subject line please type “Buzzer.” That way our Treasurer gets the correct email address and can easily add it to the membership list. Last month, December 2018,
 we sent 186 by USPS and 419 via e-mail. Overall, 32% of our members still receive the newsletter via USPS. 68% take the newsletter by email. Thank you to all members! 

Not only does it take a lot of paper to mail the newsletter but it takes us nearly about 5 hours to fold, tape, label, and put stamps on the newsletters." 

Be sure and add my email, flyinmonk@yahoo.com, address to your address book so that it doesn’t go to your spam,   (Tim Marshall, Editor The Bee Buzzer, 2024)

At our peak during COVID, December 2021, we have e-mailed 8,879 newsletters. For 2023, we realized an approximate postage savings of $3,888 for the year budget. Emailing the newsletter also saves wear & tear on our copier: drum, toner, paper, staples.... 

For 2023, 1,009 newsletters were printed and mailed. Thank you for helping our volunteers. Thank you for the effort and savings!! More members are taking the newsletter via e-mail than ever before. 


In total, the association produced over 7,384 newsletters for 2023. Thank you! On an annual basis, 14% or 1,009 were in print and 86% or 6,375 were delivered electronically for 2023.

THANK YOU for helping us with resources and to improve in environmental sustainability. 

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About our The Bee Buzzer  monthly newsletter

The markers 'Good Fellowship' and 'Good Beekeeping' first appeared on the April 1981 issue. 

The queen bees first appeared on the September 1981 issue.  "Since 1948" first appeared on the January 1980 issue.

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The association provides a monthly newsletter that is informational, educational, and fun! Click on the links at the side to view "The Bee Buzzer" newsletter. The newsletter is how we announce our meetings, topics, locations, and timely advice, some cooking recipes, and other information.

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