Wednesday, November 27, 2019

2020 Beekeeping Short Course

CBA did a survey in 2014 to see what was the best way to get the word out about the 2015 Short Course. Five choices were given: Word of mouth, radio, area newspapers, Morning Fax and social media. By far "word of mouth" was the best way. So it's time to start talking about the 2020 Short Course.




JANUARY 25, 2020 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 


REGISTRATION   8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
 SHORT COURSE   9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Cherokee Beekeepers Association Leadership Team make plans for 2020

The new CBA leadership team has met and plans are being made for an awesome 2020. The annual short course is going to be a knockout.  More information to come when all speakers and topics are finalized. You're really going to like the monthly meetings. There's going to be something for all levels of beekeeping from the new beekeeper to beekeepers with years of enjoying the art of beekeeping.

50th Anniversary Harvest Dinner

What a GREAT 50th Anniversary Harvest Dinner! Awesome food, fellowship and fun. Cherokee's guest speaker, Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda, gave an outstanding presentation "The Importance of the Honeybee and Beekeeper" Thanks to all Cherokee members and our guest for making the harvest dinner an evening to remember. Group picture does not include all attendees.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

50th Anniversary Harvest Dinner will be catered

50th Anniversary Harvest Dinner

Harvest dinner plans are coming together with one change I think everyone will like. GREAT NEWS! The meal will be catered instead of potluck. Now you can enjoy a meal, have time for fellowship and listen to great speakers. No need to worry about preparing food for the dinner.

Since the meal will be catered, I’ll need a head count to make sure we have plenty of food. If you will send your family name and total number attending to  ASAP, I’ll compile a count for the caterer. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the dinner. Thanks for all your help.

When: Saturday, November 9th @ 5:00 PM
Where: McMinn Senior Activity Center
205 McMinn Avenue
Athens, TN 37303

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Dr Jennifer Tsuruda 50th Anniversary Guest Speaker

Dr Jennifer Tsuruda, TN Apiculture Specialist, will be Cherokee’s 50th Anniversary Harvest Dinner guest speaker. She is originally from California and conducted her undergraduate and graduate studies at UC Davis with Dr. Robert Page. She then worked with Dr. Greg Hunt at Purdue University as a postdoctoral researcher and was SC’s apiculture specialist at Clemson University before coming to TN in February. She hit the ground running by establishing apiaries, teaching Master Beekeeping Program classes, and working with Extension agents. It’s exciting to have Jennifer as our guest speaker.