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September Menu

Fair Food - sausage/onions, hot dogs, bar-b-q, soft pretzels, nachos & chips, candy apples, etc. (any food you would get at the fair/festival).

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

September 18: Howard Kerr speaking- Winterizing your bees

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. Please be thinking about who you would like to nominate. Nominations are due by Sept 30. We will be taking nominations for President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasure and three board members. We also need nominations for beekeeper of the year by Oct. 31


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!

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 Memories (Sneedville): October 4th (Saturday) 10:00 - 6:00, October 5th (Sunday) 10:00 - 4:00, Heritage Days (Rogersville): October 11th (Saturday) 10:00 - 6:00, October 12th (Sunday) 12:00 - 6:00, 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)

Annual TBA Conference

The annual Fall Beekeeping Conference is Friday and Saturday, October 10 & 11 in Cookeville, TN. There is a registration form at for folks to download and print and send in. There are LOTS of great speakers scheduled to present on a variety of topics. Some scheduled classes include: Bee Informed Partnership, Pollen Collecting, Glass Hive: What are the Bees doing today?, Cut outs and Trap outs, Making Honey Jelly, Making Lotion Bars with Beeswax, Using Propolis from your hive, Building a Honey House and TN Honey House Requirements, and MANY more!! Many members have previously attended this conference and all have had a great time and learned A LOT! It is well worth attending! If you have any questions, please see Debbie Clayton at the next meeting! There is a Scholarship from the TBA that covers 1 day at the conference for a NEW 2014 TBA Member one for each association. Please let us know if you wish to attend and are a new member. If we get more than one interested member, we will draw names to choose a winner. 

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