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March Menu

Hot Dogs and fixen’s will be provided by the club. Please bring side dishes, salads, desserts to go along with the Dogs!


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:


Clinch Valley Beekeepers Association Open House & Short Course March 19 & 21

Thursday March 19, at 7:00pm Dale Hinkle will be speaking on "The ABC's of Beekeeping".

Saturday March 21, 1:00 - 3:00+ is our Open House. At 2:00pm Ray McDowell, the former TN State Apiarist will be speaking - "What else is in your box?".


Bee Inspectors

Congratulations to all who took the bee inspector class in 2014. Everyone passed. Please be at the meeting on March 19 for a photo that will be sent to Mike Studer.


Support The Club


2015 Bee Swarm Orders


Cost: $95.00

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!


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