Saturday, October 14, 2017

October Meeting-Winter Management and Combining Hives

We just can't get enough of a good thing. So we've ask Charlie Parton to be our October guest speaker. Charlie is a 30 year beekeeper with a lot of past and present beekeeping knowledge. He is past president of Tennessee Beekeepers Association (TBA) and Blount Count Beekeepers Association. Charlie also works closely with the University of  Tennessee Agriculture Extension Department and Tennessee Apiculturist.
As always.. Come early to get a good set and ask Charlie those burning beekeeping questions..

Meeting time and place: Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00 p.m.  AgCentral  Farmers Co-Op, Athens, TN

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Next meeting September 26th

Another, you don't want to miss, meeting. Mike Studer, Tennessee State Apiariast, will be talking about bee diseases and different treatments. He will also bring us up to date on the state of beekeeping in Tennessee. Come early so you can ask Mike those burning questions.
Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 p.m. Athens  AgCentral Farmers CO-OP.










Saturday, August 5, 2017

August 22nd meeting. "PRODUCTS OF THE HIVE"

Come one, come all!  Now that most have harvested and bottled their honey it's time to learn what to do with all those cappings. Learn how to clean, melt, strain and make all kinds of neat products.  Michele Enriques is our go to person.. Michele is an active member of the Monroe County Beekeepers Association and is willing to share her knowledge with Cherokee members and friends.
Regular meeting time and location: Tuesday, August 22nd, 7:00 p.m. AgCentral Farmers CO-OP, Athens.
BRING A JAR OF HONEY TO HAVE THE MOISTURE CHECKED..

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.