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Meeting Location:

All regular scheduled meetings will be held at the following location:

NEW HARVEST PARK COMMUNITY CENTER
4775 NEW HARVEST LANE
KNOXVILLE, TN 37918

Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
Adult yearly membership dues are $10.00 and youth (under 18) membership dues are $5.00
Guests and Visitors are always welcome.

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If you have a Swarm of Bees you need removed, or wish to Purchase Honey, please visit the Bee Commerce section.


Club News "All the news thats fit to print"


Regular Meeting, August 3, 2015
7:00 PM

ALL are welcome.


HAS (Heartland Apicultural Society) Meeting, July 9-11, 2015

at Albion College in Albion, Michigan


Regular Meeting, July 6, 2015
7:00 PM

Speaker/s:
Kent Williams: Pest Management and Making Late Splits

Demonstration/s:
Mike Coulter: Adding Supers to the HIve
ALL are welcome.


Regular Meeting, June 1, 2015
7:00 PM

Speaker/s:
Jeff Dayton: Glass Hive

Demonstration/s:
?: Honey Extraction
ALL are welcome.


Regular Meeting, May 4, 2015
7:00 PM

Speaker/s:
Arlis Swafford: Catching Swarms and Bee Trap Outs

Demonstration/s:
: None
ALL are welcome.


Regular Meeting, April 6, 2015
7:00 PM

Speaker/s:
Harlen Breeden: What to look for in a Hive and Experuences as a 2014 Tennessee State Hive Inspector, assisting Mike Studer, TN State Apiarist

Demonstration/s:
Laura Mullins: Herbs that attract Bees
ALL are welcome.


Handout from Day 2 of Short Course :Beekeeping Internet Resources
Short Course (Day 2), March 4 (Wednesday), 2015
7:00 PM

Exhibits and Demonstrations:


Short Course (Day 1), March 2 (Monday), 2015
7:00 PM

Speakers:
Lynda Rizzardi: Introduction --- Wes Mullins: The Hive, Tools, Setting up an Apiary --- Gurtis Grimes: Protective Gear --- Adam Rahim: Installing a Package of Bees --- Mark Alston: Honey Bee Anatomy --- Jeff Greenwood: Bee activities inside and outside the hive/bee stings --- Christine Nattrass: First Year Experiences/Second Year Hopes --- Jim Snyder: Time Commitment and Seasonal Management --- Ricky Bailey: Products of the hive --- Robert Murrell: Honey Extraction --- Gurtis Grimes: Protective Gear


Regular Meeting, February 2, 2015
7:00 PM

Speaker/s:
Charlie Parton: Feeding and Nutrition for BEES

Demonstration/s:
A. C. Mann: Combining Hives


Planning Meeting, January 5, 2015
7:00 PM

For Officers to plan next years programs, ALL are welcome.


Christmas Dinner, December 1, 2014
(Pot luck and Fellowship Time)

MEETING TIME CHANGE

6:00 PM

Speaker:
: Instilation of 2015 Officers
: KCBA will provide ham and turkey, bring a side and/or desert dish, and a door prize (it does not have to be bee related)


Regular Meeting, November 3, 2014

MEETING LOCATION CHANGE

First United Methodist Church,
3316 Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN 37917

(OFF SITE LINK press the back arrow to return) Map / Directions

Speaker:
: How to do a presentation
: TBA Conference report
: Election of 2015 officers


Regular Meeting, October 6, 2014

Speaker:
: Movie OR Documentary night


Blue Ribbon Country Fair, September 27, 2014
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Townsend, TN
Tennessee Valley Fair, September 5 through 14, 2014
Chilhowee Park, Knoxville, TN
Regular Meeting, September 1, 2014

Speaker:
Joel Parton: fall management, winterizing BEES, recognizing a healthy OR troubled hive

Demonstration:
: How to repair hive equipment & helpful gadgets and gizmos


Motels for Tennessee Beekeepers Association – Fall Conference
October 10-11, 2014 in Cookeville, TN


(press the back arrow to return)Motels


PICNIC, August 4, 2014

Dinner at 6:00 PM
At the Washington Presbyterian Church (PAVILION)
PAVILION is across Washington Pike From Church
Church Address: 7405 Washington Pike, Corryton, TN

(OFF SITE LINK press the back arrow to return) Map / Directions (TO CHURCH)



Regular Meeting, July 7, 2014

Speaker:
Dale Hinkle: How to Make Honey - Start NOW

Demonstration:
A. C. Mann & Shirley DeBusk: Greasing a honey extractor


Coley and Judy O'Dell (865-984-5393)
Have a Walter T. Kelley, 2 frame, stainless steel, reversible, extractor (any size of frames - shallow, medium, or deep) for sale for $450.


Regular Meeting, June 2, 2014

Speaker:
Charlie Parton: Building a Honey House / Honey House Requirements in TN
Shirley DeBusk: Bottling and Labling requirements in TN
Harry Bowie: Preparing honey and wax for compition and sale


Regular Meeting, May 5, 2014

MEETING LOCATION CHANGE

First United Methodist Church,
3316 Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN 37917

(OFF SITE LINK press the back arrow to return) Map / Directions

Speaker:
Hal Pepper: TN sales tax concerning honey/hive products, Business planning.
Jeff Greenwood: Opening and working in a hive, what to look for, let the BEES work.
FAIR announcement


Regular Meeting, April 7, 2014

Speaker:
Michael Wilson: Catching swarms and Making Nucs

Demonstration:
Judy O'dell: Making Lotion Bars


March 11, 2014 Forums are back online

Those previously registered will need to re register
2 new polls


March 10, 2014 Forums are offline

Upgrading programming language (php)
Upgrading phpBB


Short Course Day 2, March 5, 2014

Demonstrations / Exhibits


Short Course Day 1, March 3, 2014

Speakers:
Lynda Rizzardi: What you need to start / Getting to know BEES
A. C. Mann: Beekeeping Basics, Protective Equipment, Safety, Acquiring Bees
Jim Snyder: Setting up an Apiary location,feeding, water sourse, communicate w/neighbors
Ricky Bailey: Products of the hive


Why buy local honey directly from beekeepers? Just read this article for the answer:
(OFF SITE LINK press the back arrow to return) Food Safety News- Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn't Honey.

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