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October Menu

Soup, sandwiches, crackers, cheese and dessert! Bring your favorites to share with the club!

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

October 16: Joyce Capps speaking - Making Lip Balm AND Elections

November 20: Thanksgiving Dinner & Kathy Sailer- "Making Candles"

December 18: Christmas Party/dinner


Club elections are coming in October. We also need nominations for beekeeper of the year by Oct. 31. Contact Linda Eskola (423-733-2017) with your nominations!


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 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. 

Cleaning Frames? Save Your Slumgum!

As you clean up old frames and replace the foundation, remember to save your wax scraps for the club’s slumgum fundraiser project. Put the scraps in the barrel next to CVBA’s supply shed in the Treadway Fire Department parking lot. Once we accumulate enough, our slumgum contact will pick it up and pay the club for the privilege!


We need people to sign up for the following fairs & festivals - Contact Junior Snelson 423-626-5538 or Tom Ramey - 423-944-3223 if you are able to help promote the club at these fun days! Mountain Makins (Morristown): October 25th (Saturday) 10:00- 5:00, October 26th (Sunday) 11:00 - 5:00

Lynda's 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 Lynda Eskola at 423/733-2017 or see her at the meeting.


If you would like to use the club’s extraction equipment to collect your honey, you must have your hives inspected first. Ron Coleman will be willing to help anyone, just give him a call. (423-944-3230)


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