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Author Archives: David LaFerney
The Heartland Apiculture Society will hold their annual conference once again this year on the campus of Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville TN - July 11-13. Many bee keepers will travel long distances to attend this conference – so Cookeville area … Continue reading
An Inspector Class is being taught by Mike Studer on May 23 and 24 (Thursday and Friday) from 5 – 10 pm both evenings. Thursday will be full time in classroom and Friday will start out in the bee yard … Continue reading
We will be having a field day this Saturday May 18 at 1:00. The location is at the TTU Apiary – we will be meeting at the picnic shelter at the Hyder-Burks Ag Pavilion, Gainesboro Grade, Cookeville 38501. Everyone is welcome – everyone … Continue reading
Soon your bees will finally be here – a most joyous occasion for new bee keepers especially. No doubt you have been studying up on how to get package bees into their hive, and already have some idea how to … Continue reading
I have removed all entries from the Swarm Removal page from before 2013 – so if you want to get swarm calls you need to update your entry sometime soon. Swarming is the way that honey bee colonies make more … Continue reading
Now that you are a bee keeper you are required by law to register your bee yard. Don’t worry – it’s free, easy and it (probably) isn’t a government plot to take away your stuff. If you’ve been a bee … Continue reading
Package Bee Orders - If you have not already ordered bees or paid in full for the bees that you have reserved Please send a Check ($85/order total) to the following address – you can still order package bees. Make checks payable to Cookeville … Continue reading
Why Should I join the TBA? You might ask. Well, for one thing if you are a new Honey bee keeper and you would like to participate in the drawing for a complete beginning bee keepers kit (Hive setup, gloves, … Continue reading
The 2013 annual Conference of the Heartland Apiculture Society will be held in Cookeville TN on the TN Tech University campus – July 11-13 – Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. This conference moves from year to year so this is a … Continue reading
This post has been previously published on Cookevillebeekeepers.com but contains seasonally relevant information. Honey bees are cavity nesters, and they will make their home inside of all kinds of things – hollow trees, walls, empty oil drums, water meter boxes … Continue reading