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April Meeting


Thursday, April 17 @ 7:00 PM

Speaker: Dr. Clarence Collison

Topic: Package Bees, Swarm Prevention & Spring Feeding

The menu for April will be Lasagna. Please bring your lasagna or sides to sharesalad, garlic bread, dessert, etc.


Bee Packages - Payment Due By April 17!


Packages are $85 each. This year, we are requiring a $20 NONREFUNDABLE deposit per package. No deposit= no reservation. All bees need to be paid for IN FULL by the April meeting- so for each package you reserved, please plan to pay the additional $65 by April 17!


Edith Collinsworth Youth Scholarship

The Edith Collinsworth Memorial Youth Scholarship, is available this year for two new beekeepers. If you have a child that wants to start beekeeping and might be interested in this
scholarship please contact Wanda Coleman 423-944-3230 for more information. Any Youth interested in winning this scholarship must submit their name by the April meeting! 


Coming Soon...


April 17: Monthly Meeting @ 7:00 - Dr. Clarence Collison - package bees, swarm prevention, & spring feeding

May 3: Queen Rearing Course @ 1:00 (weather permitting) - Raindate: May 10 or May 17

May 15: Monthly Meeting @ 7:00 - Linda Rizzardi speaking- anatomy and biology of the honeybee

June 19: Monthly Meeting @ 7:00 - Stephanie Tarwater speaking

July 18: CVBA Picnic

August 21: Monthly Meeting @ 7:00 - Dale Hinkle speaking



Other Events


Kingsport in Walmart is having a fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network on May 17 at 9:00. If you are interested in setting up a vendor or advertising table, please call Tom Ramey (423) 944-3223. First table is $20, additional tables are $15. The club will be hosting an informational table at this event to recruit new members and share honeybee information.




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. 


CVBA Membership Dues are Past Due!


Annual dues are $15 for a family, $10 for a single membership, and $5 for a youth member. You may pay at the meeting or by mail:

    CVBA c/o Joyce Capps
    7382 Circle Point Dr.
    Talbott TN 37877




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