Clinch Valley Bee Club
The goal of the Clinch Valley Beekeepers Association is to attract people into beekeeping and to educate the public about bees for the ultimate benefit to our environment.
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The Bees. The queen, still cozy in the cluster, will begin to lay a few more eggs each day. It is still "females only" in the hive. Workers will take cleansing flights on mild days. The bees will consume about 25 pounds of honey this month.
The Beekeeper. There is not too much to do this month. Attend those bee club meetings. Read. Get your equipment ready for spring.
Tom Ramey obtained seed packets of "bee friendly" flowers earlier this year. The remaining inventory is now on sale at a reduced price. A collection containing 8 seed packets with different flowers in each envelope is available for only $3.00. Buy some for yourself or as a gift.Let your neighbors know important they are to our bees.
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The featured speaker at the February 2013 CVBA meeting was Wayne Yates of Bloomingdale Apiary, who spoke about his queen bee breeding operation. Wayne is a certified master beekeeper, a state bee inspector and a Tennessee queen breeder. His goal is to breed queens that are locally adapted to improve bee colony hardiness to climate, pests and diseases in East Tennessee. Queens that are at least 42 days old sell for $15. Bloomingdale Apiary is located at 2238 Idle Hour Road in Kingsport TN. For more information, contact Wayne at (423) 288-6536 or (423) 302-7901 (cell).
Let’s keep warm with our favorite SOUP! Bring your favorite Soup to share with the club! OR bring something that goes along with soup: salad, finger sandwiches, pasta, rolls, desserts, etc!
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
February, 19 2015
Speaker: Wayne Yates
Getting ready for spring.
SUPPORT THE CLUB
2015 Bee Swarm Orders- 50 packs left
Deposit: $20.00 for each swarm. No deposit, no reservation. Bees must be paid in full BEFORE delivery! The club will be fronting the money for 125 - 3 lb. packages with marked queens and we will need to be reimbursed BEFORE delivery day! Pick up time to be announced at a later date! Failure to pick up bees on delivery date will forfeit deposit $$. See Junior at the next meeting or call him (423-626-5538) Bees are scheduled to arrive on April 25 at the Fire Dept.
NEW 2015 Beekeeping Calendars
Our one-of-a-kind CVBA 2015 beekeeping calendars are now available!!! They are 1 for $8, 2 for $15, 3 for $20! Be sure to get them before the new year begins! They are full of wonderful pictures and key things to watch for each month with your bees. Thanks to everyone who provided photos!
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 - $10 and Hats - $8 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.
Clinch Valley Library
Please, please remember to bring back your books and videos if you have checked them out. We have been waiting a long time to have some returned and other club members may be waiting for them! If you have any questions, please call our new librarian Ed Dingfelder 423-272-2893.
2015 Memberships are being collected. Annual dues are $15 for a family, $10 for a single membership, and $5 for a youth member. See Joyce to complete a new membership form. You may pay your dues directly to Joyce Capps. You may also mail dues (please include your phone # in case we need to reach you) to the following address: Clinch Valley Beekeepers Association c/o Joyce Capps 7382 Circle Point Dr. Talbott, TN 37877
We currently have 43 paid members for 2015!
Highlands Beekeepers Association & Washington County Extension Service A Honeybee Symposium
When: Saturday, March 7th, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where: Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center - Abingdon VA Registration: Pre-registration fee is $40.00. Registration at the door is $50.00. Cutoff date for pre-registration is Feb. 27. Register online or print and mail your check to the address on the registration form Box lunch and snacks are included in registration fee. Limit of 250 attendees. No refunds after Feb. 27. Vendors will be on site. For more info and to register: http://www.highlandsbeekeepers.com/honeybee-symposium.html