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.
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The Bees. Even less activity this month. The cold weather will send them into a cluster.
The Beekeeper. Clean all equipment for next spring. Scrap off propolis from frames and supers. If you have frames with drawn foundation store in sealed large plastic bags with a little moth ball crystals until spring to keep wax moths out. Use only ParadiChlorBenzene crystals. In the spring you will air a super in the sun for a couple days and it will be ready to put on a hive. If you have some honey or nectar in a frame it needs to be stored in a frig or freeze. Attend bee club meetings.
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.
The featured speaker at the February 2013 CVBA meeting was Wayne Yates of Bloomingdale Apiary, who spoke about his queen bee breeding operation. Wayne is a certified master beekeeper, a state bee inspector and a Tennessee queen breeder. His goal is to breed queens that are locally adapted to improve bee colony hardiness to climate, pests and diseases in East Tennessee. Queens that are at least 42 days old sell for $15. Bloomingdale Apiary is located at 2238 Idle Hour Road in Kingsport TN. For more information, contact Wayne at (423) 288-6536 or (423) 302-7901 (cell).
The club will provide Turkey! Bring your favorite side dishes 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
November 20: Thanksgiving Dinner & Kathy Sailer - "Making Candles" - We are getting ready for our Christmas Party - If you have a door prize to contribute, please bring it to the November Meeting!
December 18: Christmas Party/dinner
CVBA ELECTIONS IN OCTOBER
Lloyd "Junior" Snelson - President
Ron Coleman - Vice President
Wanda Coleman - Secretary
Lynda Eskola - Treasurer
Tom Ramey - Board Member
Benjamin Eskola - Board Member
Ted Lewis - Board Member
SUPPORT THE CLUB
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!
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.
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.