Saturday, January 18, 2014

***Notice Location Change***
2014 Cherokee Beekeepers Association Short Course
Saturday, February 1
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
McMinn County High School
2215 Congress Parkway, Athens, TN 37303

******For Information about the 3 Hive Grants to be award at the 
Short Course click on the Hive Grant Link above.******

8:30 a.m. Doors open
Exhibits/Vendor tables open

9:15 a.m. Welcome

9:30-10:15 a.m. (WHY)
Keynote Speaker, Charlie Parton
So You Want to be a Beekeeper?

10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
Exhibits/Vendor tables open

10:30 a.m. Door prizes
Honey Bees reading from Joyful Noise, Poems for Two Voices

10:45-11:30 a.m. (WHAT)
Getting to know honey bees
Honey bee activities inside the hive
Honey bee activities outside the hive
Presenter(s):  Lynda Rizzardi

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch (provided by Cherokee Beekeepers Association)
Exhibits/Vendors open
Frame building demo
Smoker demo (weather permitting)

12:30-12:50 p.m. Door prizes
Intro of guests
Intro of Session Leaders
1:00-1:50 p.m. Two Concurrent Sessions:  HOW/WHERE, WHEN

The role of the beekeeper
Intro to hive/beekeeping equipment, tools, protective clothing
How to cope with stings
Suggestions about lifting
Location, location, location
Time commitments
Space/storage requirements
Presenter(s):  Nancy Howard & Greg Whitehead

Getting honey bees
The first year
The second year
Management:  Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Pests and diseases
Presenter(s):  Jim Gentry, Kathy Bortz

1:50 p.m. Break

2:00-2:50 p.m. Repeat of Concurrent Sessions above

2:50 p.m. Break

3:00-3:30 p.m. Panel/Open Floor to address remaining questions
Jim Gentry
Nancy Howard
Mike Coulter
Myron McCleary

3:30 p.m. Door prizes
Hive Giveaway
Final remarks

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