The open apiary session is ON for this Saturday, April 22 – 9:00 – 10:15 AM. Please be prompt. Anyone who is interested – and has at least a veil – is invited to attend. We will be opening hives for inspection this Saturday. We will also be combining 2 weak hives, and marking a queen – if we can find one 😉 Sorry for the late notice.
Weather – Instead of trying to predict the weather I will be at the apiary at 9:00 AM on Saturday rain or shine, and we will decide on the spot to proceed or not.
In the past I have done as many as 5-6 of these sessions during the Spring beekeeping season, but alas my available time has changed, and while I hope to do at least 3-4, I can’t make any promises. The point is that if you want to participate at all you should not put it off.
Our Saturday apiary sessions are open to anyone who is interested – there is no need to be a club member or to have bees. You do need to bring a veil, and you will be required to wear it. I HIGHLY recommend that you also wear long pants, and long sleeves, and gloves if you have them. My bees are not the kind that you work in a tee shirt and shorts – in fact some of them are a little on the mean side. No need to be frightened, just dress accordingly.
You should sign up for our email newsletter and keep an eye on it or the website concerning future sessions.
Directions from North Willow and 12th street (TTU Gym and Hooper Eblen Center basketball arena) to apiary address 5357 Bob Lynn rd. Cookeville TN 38501
From Intersection of N. Willow and 12th street Head North on Willow.
Continue North on Willow approx 3.1 miles
Turn Right on Bob Lynn rd.
Continue on Bob Lynn rd for approx .4 miles.
Apiary is visible from the road on the Right – vacant wooded lot about 600 ft past Fox Ridge Rd.
Please try to park in a manner which will allow as much parking access as possible for everyone.
See you on Saturday!