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.
Click here for a short video about the Accomplishments of the CVBA: Accomplishments of the CVBA
The Bees. The weather begins to improve, and the early blossoms begin to appear. The bees begin to bring pollen into the hive. The queen is busily laying eggs, and the population is growing fast. The drones will begin to appear.
The Beekeeper. On a warm and still day do your first comprehensive inspection. Can you find evidence of the queen? Are there plenty of eggs and brood? Is there a nice pattern to her egg laying? Later in the month, on a very mild and windless day, you should consider reversing the hive bodies. This will allow for a better distribution of brood, and stimulate the growth of the colony. You can begin to feed the hive syrup.
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.
Try "The Shops" menu item on this page.
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
April 16, 2015
Speaker: Howard Kerr
“Supering your bees”
May 21, 2015
2015 Bee Swarm Orders - FINAL PAYMENT NOW DUE!!!
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!
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
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