Monday, September 22, 2014

September Meeting


Next Thursday, the 25th, our meeting will be taking place on the
 campus of  Tennessee Wesleyan College
 at the Sherman Fine Arts Building in the Glenn Lowe Dining Hall at 7:00 p.m.  

The address is 201 East  College St., Athens, TN.  The entrance to this building is across the street from Trinity UMC.  This is the same location where we had the August meeting.  The topic  is the Electron Microscope Image of Honey Bee Anatomy in  3D, presented by Dr. Fred Hossler, Professor at East Tennessee State University.  You have probably heard several members talking about his amazing slide show that was shown at the TBA Conference last year.  This is a meeting you should not miss!  

We are still collecting items or monetary donations for our two baskets to donate at the TBA Fall Conference for the Silent Auction.  One basket is “New Beekeepers” and the second is “Bee Novelty Items”.  We had a great start with member donations at the August meeting, so please help us fill the baskets!

CBA is having a “Free” Wax Workshop to be held Saturday, November 1 at McMinn County High School in the Home Economics Classroom, from 10:00 - 12:30.  You will learn about how to render beeswax and then what you can do with it.  There will be stations to demonstrate making lip balm, molds, lotion bars, tealight candles and a wax bowl. If any member has some refined wax to donate for the workshop please let me know.  We need to collect several pounds. This class is limited to 50 people, so you MUST CALL to register.  If you would like to attend, please contact me by email or phone, Jan Stephenson ( or423-457-3443)

Dates to Remember

CBA T-Shirts, Hats, Polo Shirts - Order Deadline for 2014 - Friday, Sept. 19.  Order thru website link: Cherokee Beekeepers Apparel Website or call David Ray, Southern Promotions at 423-829-9778.

TBA  Fall Conference -October 10-11.  Early Registration ends Oct. 3rd. Fees go up $10 afterwards. Board Meeting is Thursday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m and any TBA member is welcome to attend.

Cherokee Harvest Gathering - Saturday, October 18, at 6:00 Deborah and Lee Watkins Barn, 822 Hwy. 39 E (Wilkins Rd.)Athens, TN  37303.  Potluck Dinner, bring a dish.  Also you can bring either a bee-related door prize or honey recipe dessert for the cake walk.  We will have a Honey Tasting, so bring some honey in a squeeze jar (we’ll have some extra empty bottles to use) and label with the area or location.

Wax Workshop - Saturday, November 1 at McMinn County High School from 10:00-12:30.  Must Call to Register with Jan Stephenson.

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