Saturday, July 1, 2017

Don't miss Dr. Clarence Collison our July guest speaker

Cherokee Beekeepers and Ocoee Beekeepers are honored to present Dr. Clarence Collison as our July guest speaker.  Dr. Collison is a retired Professor of Entomology and Head of the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Mississippi State University. Prior to moving to Mississippi he was an extension entomologist at Pennsylvania State University where he served as a beekeeping/pollination specialist.
Due to his popularity, our July 25th meeting will be held at the McMinn Senior Activity Center, 205 McMinn Avenue, Athens. Meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. Invite a friend and come early to get a good seat.

Monday, May 15, 2017

May meeting; From the Hive to the Bottle

If you're a new beekeeper or years of experience you don't want to miss our May meeting. Ron Stephenson, Ocoee Regional Beekeepers Association president and a Cherokee member will tell
us how to harvest and bottle honey. Ron has several ribbons to his credit so you want to find out how he does it.
Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Athens AgCentral CO-OP, Tuesday, May 23. Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April meeting, Tuesday 25th

Time for another great bee meeting. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 25th. Start time is 7:00 pm at the Athens AgCentral Co-Op. Cherokee member Jeff Martin will tell us about his first year as a new beekeeper. Then David Reed from Tennessee Valley Association in Chattanooga will cover swarm management. David is a very experienced beekeeper. Along with his apiary business he and his wife manage bee hives at the Chattanooga Discovery Museum.

Time permitting we want you to share your installing package bees adventure with other members. Come early to get a good set.  We only have room for you, your family and friends........

Saturday, February 18, 2017


Due to a scheduling conflect our March meeting will be Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00pm. Regular location... AgCentral Farmers Co-Op in Athens. Topics will be Installing Package Bees, Spring Management and Hive Splits. This will be a very informative meeting for beginners and experienced beekeepers.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

2017 Package Bees

2017 package bees are going fast. Check post below for ordering information. You must be a member of the Cherokee, Ocoee or Monroe Associations to purchase bees at the $100 price.You can also check Ckerokee's facebook for ordering information.