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      • 26 Aug 2019
      • 27 Apr 2020
      • 7 sessions
      • Chester Frost Park Pavilion, 7989 Causeway Rd., Hixson, TN 37343

      You do not have to be a member to attend. Meetings are the 4th Monday of the month (sometimes we skip May or December). Come early because beekeepers like to buzz around in front of the hive.

      SPEAKERS FOR 2020

      January 27th - Jeff Dayton - Jeff is Crossville, TN's answer to the Bee Whisperer.  A past President of the Cumberland County Beekeepers Association, Jeff is a popular speaker on catching swarms and bee removals.  Jeff is a regular speaker at the TBA fall conferences and always draws a big crowd.  Asked to describe Jeff, one person said he is master at manipulating bees, getting them to do what he wants them to do.  Jeff also raises queens utilizing the cell punch method.

      February 24th - Charlie Parton - A past President of TBA, Charlie is a well known speaker in the area.  A member of the Blount County club, Charlie is well versed on many topics and a regular speaker at clubs across the region and a regular at TBA.  Charlie will be speaking to TVBA on Nucs -  Increase or Profit.   

      March 23th Kent Williams - Kent is a legendary beekeeper in our area who has vast experience, manages well over 100 hives, is Eastern Apicultural Society certified as a Master Beekeeper, and is paid for his beekeeping wisdom by some very large commercial beekeepers in and around Kentucky.   He is the Lewis Grizzard of the Beekeeping world and will delight you every time you get a chance to hear him.

      April 27nd Dr. Clarence Collison -  While almost a "local" to us, Dr. Collison is also a nationally recognized academic authority on honeybees. Now retired, he was Professor of Entomology and Head of the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Mississippi State University. Prior to his move there, in 1989, he was an Extension Entomologist at Pennsylvania State University, where he served as Beekeeping/Pollination Specialist and Livestock Entomologist. He now travels the country lecturing about bees and writes for Bee Culture magazine.  Dr. Collison will be speaking on Bee Nutrition.

      MayTBA - No meeting this month due to Memorial Day Holiday.

      June 22nd - TBA

      July 27th  - TBA

      August 24th - TBA Elise Chapman, who teaches biology at UTC, will talk to us about bee biology. Elise just completed our beekeeper mentorship program, but has a great academic background in bee life stages, genetics and physiology. You won't want to miss this.

      September - No meeting, but our annual picnic instead - details to come soon.

      October 26th - TBA

      November 23rd - TBA

      December -
       We do not meet this month due to the holidays.

    Past events

    07 Dec 2019 Beekeeping Mid-Level Course
    28 Sep 2019 Hamilton County Fair (Volunteers needed 2 days)
    16 Sep 2019 TVBA 2019 Fall Picnic (Registration Required)
    27 Jul 2019 Honey Harvest (Volunteer beekeepers wanted)
    22 Jul 2019 TVBA Regular July Meeting and Ice Cream Social (Registration requested)
    20 Jul 2019 Special Presentation on Bee Diseases by Jay Heselschwerdt
    01 Jun 2019 LaFayette, Georgia Honeybee Festival
    09 May 2019 UTK Master Beekeeper Basic Class 2-day Course
    13 Apr 2019 Hamilton Co. Master Gardeners (Sign up for the TVBA table!)
    06 Apr 2019 Cumberland Trail Spring Festival (Register to Volunteer for the TVBA table)
    08 Dec 2018 TVBA Members Mid-Level Beekeeping-Spring Management
    23 Oct 2018 2019 Beginning Beekeeper Mentorship Class Registration
    01 Oct 2018 TVBA Annual Fall Picnic (Registration Required)
    29 Sep 2018 Hamilton County Fair (Volunteers needed 2 days) CANCELLED DUE TO WET CONDITIONS
    28 Jul 2018 Honey Harvest
    02 Jun 2018 Lafayette Georgia Honeybee Festival (REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER)
    19 Apr 2018 Whole Foods Bee Day
    27 Feb 2018 Hive Assembly Instruction at Athens, TN
    20 Oct 2017 Tennessee Beekeepers Association Conference
    08 Apr 2017 Crabtree Farms Spring Plant Sale
    18 Mar 2017 Plant Natives 2017!
    18 Feb 2017 Nashville Area Beginner Beekeepers Refresher Course
    02 Feb 2017 North Tennessee Beekeepers short course
    28 Jan 2017 Cherokee Beekeepers "Short Course" for beginners
    22 Oct 2016 2017 Beginning Beekeeper Mentorship Class Registration
    02 Oct 2016 St Francis Day - Block Party
    08 Sep 2016 Reflection Riding Plant Sale
    30 Jul 2016 Creative Discovery Museum Honey Harvest
    30 Apr 2016 Beginning Beekeepers Mentorship Program - bee pickup and install
    05 Apr 2016 Beginning Beekeepers Mentorship Program - second lecture
    10 Mar 2016 Beginning Beekeepers Mentorship Program - first lecture

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