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.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

September meeting and other important dates to remember

Time flies when you are having fun.,,, Our next monthly meeting is Tuesday, September 27th at the AgCentral Farmers Co-Op in Athens. Mike Studer will be the guest speaker, Topics will be Bee Disease and the state of beekeeping in Tennessee. Mike works for the  Department of Agricultural as the TN State Apiarist.. He is very knowledgeable and will be able to answer your beekeeping questions..

Do your best to attend TBA Conference (Tennessee Beekeepers Association) October 7 & 8. Check their website for more information..

CHEROKEE BEEKEEPERS HARVEST DINNER.... Saturday, October 22 starting at 5:00 p.m. At the McMinn Senior Activity Center, 205 McMinn Avenue, Athens, TN   This one you don't want to miss. Food, Fellowship and other stuff. Lois Robinson-Beekeeper of the Year Award and 2017 officers will be elected. More information at the September meeting.

Friday, August 19, 2016

August meeting reminder

Another great speaker is scheduled for our August meeting. Charlie Parton, Tennessee Beekeepers Association (TBA) past president will be talking about the importance of honey bee nutrition. Charlie received the TBA Beekeeper of The Year and has been keynote speaker at several short courses.. Come early so you can talk with Charlie before the meeting starts.....

Tuesday, August 23rd at the AgCentral Farmers Co-Op, Athens, TN. Start time 7:00 p.m.