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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2014 TBA Conference, October 10-11 in Cookeville

We are very fortunate that the State beekeepers association annual conference is held in our home town (at the Hyder Burks pavilion) this year - other people travel hundreds of miles to attend. This conference will have qualified speakers on many beekeeping subjects, vendors with products for sale, the state honey show, and the opportunity to meet lots of interesting people.
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Beekeeping tasks this month – September

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It’s September, it’s finally cooling down & there’s goldenrod… what should I be doing as a beekeeper this month?

The following list was published by Dr. John A. Skinner (Professor & Apiculture Specialist @ UT) in the Beekeeping in Tennessee publication from UT (PB 1745), and is available at the following URL: https://utextension.tennessee.edu/publications/documents/PB1745.pdf

Seasonal Management: September

• Check colony for varroa. If numerous (see Sensitivity of Method), apply treatment, if not already treated in August.

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Beekeeping tasks this month – August

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It’s August, it’s still really hot and nothing is blooming… what should I be doing as a beekeeper this month?

The following list was published by Dr. John A. Skinner (Professor & Apiculture Specialist @ UT) in the Beekeeping in Tennessee publication from UT (PB 1745), and is available at the following URL: https://utextension.tennessee.edu/publications/documents/PB1745.pdf

Seasonal Management: August

• Extract remaining supers.

• Return extracted supers to colony for cleaning just before dark to prevent robbing by colonies.

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Varroa Mite Management Options for Honey Bees

This article was originally published in November 2013, but contains seasonally relevant information. In other words - It is time to treat your bees for varroa mites. "You need to be doing something proactive to deal with mites whether you treat or not." (paraphrased) Kaymon Reynolds - treatment free beekeeper for 10 years. This post is intended to present the available options for varroa mite management in as factual and unvarnished form as is possible
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Beekeeping tasks this month – July

It's July, hot hot hot... what should I be doing as a beekeeper this month?
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Summer Beekeeping in TN

What you do (or don't do) over the next 3 months will mostly determine if you are still a beekeeper next spring.
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Support the Federal Highways Bee Act

POLLINATOR ACTION REQUEST: You can help honey bees, monarch butterflies and other pollinators by signing on to group letter as ORGANIZATION and/or INDIVIDUAL. Please Act ASAP, Deadline - June 16
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