Just a quick reminder that our regular February meeting will be on Thursday, Feb 4 – 6:30 at Collegeside Church of Christ. Arrive early to hang out and Order Package Bees.
This will be your first chance to order package bees through Cookeville Beekeepers – 3 pound Italian packages with queens from Wilbanks for early-mid April – availability of packages for this order are very limited – First come first served. You can still reserve bees for $20, but the full price of $92 each must be paid in full no later than Saturday March 5 at the beginners short course.
If you do not want to join in our club order, bees are still available through other channels – this information is provided for your convenience. Cookeville Beekeepers/Putnam County Beekeepers Association does not endorse any bee dealers or producers – buyer beware, you are on your own.
- Bobby Carter 931-526-7981 931-239-4000 – Wilbanks packages for early-mid May delivery.
- Bruce Wilson 931-445-3821 931-644-9871 – Wilbanks packages for early April and/or early May delivery.
- Walter T. Kelley Bees – you can pickup in Clarkson, KY or they will ship to middle TN
There are also a few people in middle Tennessee that are going to sell NUC’s
- Jim Muff 615-519-2975 (Wilson Co.) – 5 frame deeps picked up in Lebanon TN
- Leonard Walker 615-347-1062 (Wilson Co.) – pickup in Lebanon TN
- David LaFerney 931-261-7211 (Putnam Co.) – 8 frame medium starter hives w VSH queens in Cyprus woodenware from Mose Zook – Picked up in Bangham (near Cookeville) around May 15.
In addition to ordering bees it’s time to renew your membership in Cookeville Beekeepers and TN Beekeepers Association – Please take care of those at the February meeting if at all possible. Both Memberships are required for participation in the TBA Hive Grant Drawing.
See you tonight!