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April Menu

Sandwiches and salads are on the menu this month!! Please bring side dishes, salads, desserts to go along!


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


Treadway Fire Department,

189 Highway 131

Treadway, Tennessee 37881


Mark Your Calendars! Upcoming Events

Next Meeting:

April 16, 2015
Speaker: Howard Kerr
“Supering your bees”

May 21, 2015
Charlie Patton
“Bee Nutrition”


2015 Bee Swarm Orders - FINAL PAYMENT NOW DUE!!!

Cost: $95.00

Deposit: $20.00 for each swarm.

All Money due at the April Meeting - We DO NOT want to collect payment on delivery day!! 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! Bees are scheduled to arrive April 25 at the Fire Dept! Failure to pick up bees on delivery date will forfeit deposit $$. See Junior at the next meeting or call him (423-626-5538)


Edith Collingsworth Memorial Youth Scholarship

We will draw for a winner at the April meeting! Awarded to two young people who want to become a new beekeepers. The scholarship will supply these youngsters with a complete unassembled hive box, suit, veil & gloves. It is the responsibility of the child to assemble and paint their box and purchase their own bees. They are required to write a paper on "Why they wish to become a beekeeper" as well as attend and help (accompanied by a parent) at one of our fall festivals. They also agree that if for any reason they are no longer interested in keeping bees in the future that they will return their equipment & suit back to the club for another child to enjoy. If interested in this scholarship - please contact Jr. Snelson 423-626-5538 or Wanda Coleman 423-944-3230


Congratulations to all winners of the Drawings at the Open House!

Christina Martin - raffle, Rhonda Hill - Jorma Eskola memorial bees, TBA Hive winners Abraham Ely, Craig & Linda Outwater, and David Sams 


Support The Club


2015 Beekeeping Calendars

Our one-of-a-kind CVBA 2015 beekeeping calendars are now available!! Reduced price of $5 each! 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!


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 - $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.


Club Membership

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


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