JMU Beekepeers

JMU “Bee-Friendly” Beekeepers was founded in the Fall of 2018 as a student-run organization that manages an apiary of two hives on the East Campus Hillside. Our aim is to increase the local population of bees in Harrisonburg and support JMU in becoming a more pollinator-friendly campus. Indirectly, our organization works to promote sustainability and a sense of community, as well as spread awareness throughout the JMU and Harrisonburg community about the importance of pollinators.


Get Involved

 If you have any questions or you are looking to join or partner with us, please email or visit our BeInvolved page for contact information.


Past Events

April 19, 2019: Building Hives Workshop

April 26-27, 2019: Painting Hives Workshop

May 9, 2019: Installation of Package Bees on the East Campus Hillside


Members of the JMU Bee-Friendly club at the Painting Hives Workshop


Shenandoah Valley Beekeepers Association

The Shenandoah Valley Beekeepers Association promotes the keeping of honeybees in order to increase the local honeybee population and provides extensive knowledge and educational demonstrations about bees and beekeeping.


Virginia State Beekeepers Association

The Virginia State Beekeepers Association (VSBA) is a nonprofit organization comitted to promoting knowledge and fellowship among beekeepers in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Bee City USA

Bee City USA galvanizes communities to sustain pollinators - responsible for 1 in 3 bites we eat and the reproduction of almost 90% of the world’s flowering plant species - by providing them with healthy habitat, rich in a variety of native plants, and free to nearly free of pesticides.

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