Beekeeping tasks this month – October

It's October, and the fall flow is pretty much over... what should I be doing as a beekeeper this month?
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Odd E-mails from Cookeville Beekeepers

There have been a couple of odd looking emails sent from our account to our mailing list today - if you are reading this you probably got them. It seems likely that our mailchimp account has been hacked. Joy. I have already been in touch with mailchimp tech support. Please bear with us while we work it out. I don't think that this will negatively impact anyone other than the spammy emails, but in any event I will inform you about whatever happens. Thanks David LaFerney End of message - no need to click through.
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Syrup Delivery: an overview of honey bee feeders

So let's say that you're now convinced that you do need to feed your honey bees. You go buy some sugar, mix it with some water, and you want to feed it to your bees. But how do you get it to them? That's actually a slightly more complex question than you might think. Let's take a look at some of your options (listed in no particular order) for delivering liquid syrup to your bees along with the pros and cons of each.
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Picnic – Saturday Oct 18

We would like to invite everyone to attend - along with your family and friends - our annual club picnic at Cane Creek Park on Saturday October 18 11-4:00. This will be a pot luck with the club furnishing Bar-B-Que, pizza
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Oct 2 – Meeting Schedule

Our regular monthly meeting will be next Thursday (Oct 2) night At 6:30 – at Collegeside Church of Christ 252 East 9th Street Cookeville, TN 38501 – as usual the building will be open at 6:00 PM.
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Fall Conference Deadline to Register Early

Prices for the TBA Fall Conference - Oct 10-11 Hyder Burks Ag Pavillion, Cookeville TN – increase by $10 after Oct 3. Just a reminder.
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Time to feed!

You might find that you need to feed some of your hives to prepare for winter now that our nectar flows are pretty much all over for the year.
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Vendors at TBA Conference

The following vendors have confirmed they will be at the October TBA Conference this year: Bon Aqua Springs, Mann Lake, Dadant & Sons (Frankfort Office ONLY 502-848-0000), Walter T. Kelley, Smokey Ridge Apiaries, Rossman Apiaries, Bob Cole, Royalty Hives, Nancy Hinkle, Millerbee Mfg., Rock Bridge Trees, and Bountiful Acres You can avoid shipping costs by pre-ordering from these vendors and mentioning that you will be taking delivery of your order at the conference.
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Pre Order for discounts from Conference Vendors

One of the great things that you can do at the previously mentioned TBA Fall Conference (Oct 10-11 in Cookeville) is buy stuff directly from many of your favorite vendors
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September 4 – Meeting Schedule

Remember our regular monthly meeting will be this Thursday (September 7) night At 6:30 – at Collegeside Church of Christ 252 East 9th Street Cookeville, TN 38501 - as usuall the building will be open at 6:00 PM.
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