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July Picnic

Lots of food, fun and prizes!!!! There will be door prizes, bingo, a pie eating contest and more!!! Hamburgers and hot dogs and the trimming will be provided. Please, bring a side item, chips, desert etc. to share with everyone. Looking forward to seeing you ALL there!!!

CVBA holds regular monthly meetings at 7:00 PM on the 3rd Thursday of each month

Treadway Fire Department,

1851 Mountain Valley Hwy

Thorn Hill, Tennessee 37881

Mark Your Calendars! Upcoming Events

July 18: CVBA Picnic (Friday) 7:00

August 21: Dale Hinkle speaking

September 18: Howard Kerr speaking- Winterizing your bees

October 16: Joyce Capps speaking - Making Lip Balm AND Elections

November 20: Thanksgiving Dinner & Kathy Sailer- "Making Candles"

December 18: Christmas Party/dinner



2014 Beekeeping Calendars

Our one-of-a-kind CVBA 2014 beekeeping calendars are now available for a bargain price of $5 each. They are full of wonderful pictures and key things to watch for each month with your bees. Thanks to everyone who provided photos!

2015 Beekeeping Calendars

Now it is time to look ahead to 2015. As spring approaches, keep your camera handy to catch your bees in action! We need your PHOTOS for the calendar! We would like to get the calendars done early this year to have them available for sale at some of the fall festivals. Send your best photos to Wanda Coleman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - they might just show up in CVBA’s 2015 calendar!

Seed Packages

Tom Ramie will have Honey Mix Seed Packages from Roundstone Seed Company for sale. They are $2.50 per pack and will sew a 15 x 15 plot.

T-Shirts and Hats

We have new T-shirts and Hats available for sale!


Pick up our wonderful cookbook with hundreds of recipes submitted by our members. It is a steal for $10!

Also, try the recipe of the month at each club meeting. Joyce Capps chooses a recipe each month to make and share with members. 

Cleaning Frames? Save Your Slumgum!

As you clean up old frames and replace the foundation, remember to save your wax scraps for the club’s slumgum fundraiser project. Put the scraps in the barrel next to CVBA’s supply shed in the Treadway Fire Department parking lot. Once we accumulate enough, our slumgum contact will pick it up and pay the club for the privilege!

Lynda's Library

There is a list of members of the CVBA that have overdue books or DVD’s in this month's newsletter. Please try to remember and bring them to the next meeting so that others can enjoy them. Some of them are many months, even a year overdue, so it might be something that has long been forgotten and needs to be hunted down. If you have any questions regarding these, please call Lynda Eskola at 423-733-2017 or see her at the June meeting.

Also, if you have accidentally picked up the CVBA copy of “Two Million Blossoms” thinking it was your own, please return it to the library. We are missing the copy that the club purchased for loaning out. This book is one of our most popular and it would be a shame to lose it.

We are always open to any new ideas in organizing the library or book and DVD suggestions for purchase. Your input is greatly appreciated.


If you would like to use the club’s extraction equipment to collect your honey, you must have your hives inspected first. Ron Coleman will be willing to help anyone, just give him a call. (423-944-3230)



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