Thursday, January 10, 2019

2019 Short Course Agenda

Cherokee Beekeepers Association

50th Annual Beekeeping Short Course
January 26, 2019

Registration

8:00 – 9:00

Welcome
Jeff Martin
9:00 – 9:10
Honey Bees – Agricultures - Lifeline
Jim Gentry
9:10 – 9:45
Meet the Caste
Keith Riggle
9:45 – 10:00
Break | Smoker Lighting Demonstration | Door Prizes
Cindy Tanner
10:00 – 10:30
Hive Parts and their Purpose
Kellye Bishop
10:30 – 11:00
How to Procure Bees
Mike Coulter
11:00 – 11:15
Mentor Program | TBA & CBA Membership | Hive Grant Scholarship
Jeff Martin
11:15 – 11:45
Break | Door Prizes
Cindy Tanner
11:45 – 12:00
Getting Started with Beekeeping
Chris Kinser
12:00 – 12:30
Questions & Answers
Group
12:30 – 1:00
Adjourn
Jeff Martin
1:00

Mark your calendar to attend our regular monthly meetings held at 7:00 PM, on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Athens AgCentral CO-OP.
CBA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE ONLY $20 PER FAMILY.
TBA IS $10 FOR INDIVIDUAL AND $22 PER FAMILY
EMAIL: cherokeebeekeepers@gmail.com
BLOG:cherokeebeekeepers.blogspot.com
FACEBOOK:facebook.com/groups/cherokeebeekeepers

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Annual Beekeeping Short Course 01/26/2019

”WOW” Hard to believe, but our highly rated short course is just a few weeks away. Time to tell everyone you meet about how important honey bees are. Invite them to come to the short course and learn about the fun of beekeeping.
MEETING LOCATION

MCMINN SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
205 MCMINN AVENUE
ATHENS, TN

DATE AND TIME

JAUNARY 26, 2019

REGISTRATION 8-9am
SHORT COURSE 9-1pm

FREE, FREE, FREE, FREE

Thursday, September 13, 2018

September Meeting Date Change

PLEASE MARK YOU CALENDAR FOR SEPTEMBER 27TH.  THIS IS A DATE CHANGE FOR SEPTEMBER'S MEETING. LOCATION AND START TIME ARE THE SAME. BRING A FRIEND AND COME EARLY. 

There is still time to register for this year's TBA (Tennessee Beekeepers Association) Conference. Bring a jar of honey for the honey show. Must be in a 1# queen line jar. Check TBA website for full details.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

2018 CBA Mentor Program

The Cherokee Beekeepers Association (CBA) Mentorship Program is designed to match beginning beekeepers with our more seasoned-beekeepers. Beekeeping offers all of us (new and experienced
beekeepers) challenges. If you are just starting out in the craft of beekeeping, having a mentor to call upon from time to time may be all that is needed to build your confidence and expertise. If you are interested in being matched with a mentor, please complete and submit form to Jeff Martin at jmartin10251@gmail.com.

This service is offered only to CBA members.

Mentor Request Form

Full Name_______________________________________________________

Mailing Address__________________________________________________

Telephone Number________________________________________________

Email Address____________________________________________________

Please describe your beekeeping experience, if any.




Current or planned location of your bee colonies/hives.






Thursday, February 8, 2018

Our first 2018 meeting

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, February  27th at 7:00 p.m. This is our first 2018 meeting. We’ll take time to review January’s Short Course then Jared Drumright will show us how to assemble a hive. This will be a great meeting for new beekeepers and the more experienced beekeepers as well. Invite a friend and come early.