Friday, January 6, 2017

Time to order 2017 package bees

Cherokee Beekeepers Club is now taking orders for Bee Packages to be delivered to AgCentral. (Athens Co-Op), 920 Congress Pkwy Athens, TN. Price is $100.00 for a 3 lbs package and a marked Queen. Delivery is scheduled for pick-up at Wilbanks April 8 with delivery later the same day to the Co-Op (subject to change due to weather). Please make check payable to Cherokee Beekeepers and mail to 133 County Road 568 Englewood, Tn. 37329 I will be posting arrival time updates on the delivery date and times on facebook. You have to be a paid up member of Cherokee, Ocoee, or Monroe bee clubs in order to participate. Orders can also be placed at the Short Course Jan.28 at the McMinn Senior Center. See previous information about the Short Course.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Beekeeping Short Course

Time to check your calendar and mark Saturday, January 28th.. Plans are being finalized for CBA's 48th annual short course. This year we will meet at the McMinn Adult Activity Center, 205 McMinn Avenue, Athens, TN. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. Short course begins at 9:00 a.m.till 1:00 p.m. Short course is open to the public at no charge.

Thursday, December 1, 2016


What a beekeeping year! New beekeepers, new friends, more educational events..... The list goes on. Come to our December 6th meeting and share your 2016 beekeeping experiences. Here from new beekeepers, experienced beekeepers, master beekeepers. Again the list goes on.... We'll take time to share ideas for our 47th Annual Short Course. Holiday refreshments will be served. Meeting time and location: Tuesday, December 6th, 7 p.m., AgCentral Farmers Co-Op, Athens, TN, Merry Christmas

Friday, October 28, 2016

Great Harvest Dinner

The word is out that the harvest dinner was great. Lots of food, fellowship and fun.  We missed  members that were unable to attend due to other commitments.

Here are a few highlights... Myron McCleary was honored with the 2016 Lois Robinson-Beekeeper of the Year award...Congratulations Myron.

2017 officers: President, Mike Coulter; Vice President, Kellye Bishop; Secretary, Connie McCleary; Treasurer, Linda Gentry; Media, Stefanie Gose; Historian, Cindy Tanner; Chaplin, Art Howard. 

Thanks for all the door prizes that members donated.. They allowed us to have prizes for BINGO and the popular CHEROKEE BEE BOWL contest..

See everyone at our December 6th meeting. A BEEKEEPING YEAR TO REMEMBER. Holiday refreshments will be served. 


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Still time to sign up for the Harvest Dinner

CHEROKEE BEEKEEPERS HARVEST DINNER...... Saturday, October 22 starting a 5:00 p.m. at the McMinn Senior Activity Center, 205 McMinn Avenue, Athens, TN. You don't want to miss all the great food, fellowship and other fun stuff. 2016 "Lois Robinson-Beekeeper of the Year" will be awarded and election of 2017 officers.

YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO SIGN UP. JUST SENT AN EMAIL TO telling how many will be attending and what food you will bring.