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WELCOME TO THE
KNOX COUNTY TENNESSEE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION

This site is for anyone in the Knox County area to connect with other beekeepers.  Our goal is to learn together, have fun together, and promote responsible beekeeping practices.  Whether you have kept bees you whole life or are just exploring the possibilities of a new and fascinating hobby, this is the place for you.  We hold meetings each month and try to share our knowledge, victories, and sometimes failures in beekeeping.  There are always stories to be shared and new friends to make.  Everyone is always welcome.  This is a hobby that can be enjoyed by anyone from 7 to 97.  Don't be shy about attending a meeting to see what we are about.  Come and see what all the buzz is about. 

 

Meeting Location:

All regular scheduled meetings will be held at the following location:

NEW HARVEST PARK COMMUNITY CENTER
4775 NEW HARVEST LANE
KNOXVILLE, TN 37918

Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
Adult yearly membership dues are $10.00 and youth (under 18) membership dues are $5.00
Guests and Visitors are always welcome.

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February 16, 2019

Blount County Short Course

9AM-3PM

Maryville Church of Christ

611 Sherwood Drive

Maryville, TN

 

Lunch will be provided by Dadant Beekeeping Supply and Smokey Ridge Apiaries.

If you have thought about becoming a beekeeper, this is the course for you.  Many topics will be covered and vendors will be there so you can purchase equipment and supplies. 

 

All are welcome.

 

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February 21-23

Pick Tennessee Conference

Franklin, TN

TBA will have a large presence at this yearís conference.  Many beekeeping classes will be held throughout this yearís event.

 

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Regular Meeting, March 4, 2019
7:00 PM

TBA Board Meeting Representative Report

Speaker: Stewart Ledford, President of Tennessee Valley Beekeepers in Chattanooga.  Mentor. Area Inspector, Speaker, and Lecturer.

Topic: Mid-Flow Checkerboard Splits and Nuc Management

ALL are welcome.

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Regular Meeting, April 1, 2019
7:00 PM

Speaker: Derek Wilson, Tennessee Park Ranger

Scott Maness: Safety

ALL are welcome. 

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Regular Meeting, May 6, 2019
7:00 PM

Speaker:  Howard Kerr, Blount County Beekeeper: Whatís next?  What to expect now?

Speaker: Lynda Rizzardi & Others:  Preparing Honey for Competition and Sale

Profile: Gary Anthony

Sec/ Treasurer Report

ALL are welcome.

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June 3, 2019

7:00 PM

 

Speaker:  Kent Williams, Kentucky Commercial Beekeeper and Queen Breeder

 

Profile:  Mike and Sherry Anthony

 

ALL are welcome.

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Regular Meeting July 1, 2019
7:00 PM

Speaker:  Tim Hayes, Vice President Davy Crockett Beekeepers.  Taking off Honey Supers and Getting ready for Fall/Winter. Mid-Summer Splits


ALL are welcome.

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August 5, 2019

Annual Picnic

Washington Pike Presbyterian Church Pavilion

7405 Washington Pike

Corryton, TN
6:00 PM Dinner

Come enjoy some fellowship.

Question and Answer Session



ALL are welcome.

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TVA&I Fair

 

August 29  Build and Paint  (Volunteers gladly accepted)

September 2  Decorate the Booth  (Volunteers gladly accepted)

September 5  Entry day  12 Noon until 8 PM.  (Volunteers gladly accepted)

September 6-15  TVA&I Fair  (Everyone is needed to help man the booth) 

Please volunteer where you can.

ALL are welcome.

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Regular Meeting, September 2, 2019
7:00 PM

Speaker:  Ricky Bailey, Fall Management and More

Speaker:  Lynda Rizzardi. Why Join a Beekeeping Association?

Profile:  Steve Morton

Fair Sign ups / ticket distribution

Appoint a Nominating Committee

ALL are welcome

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October 7, 2019
5-9 PM
Registration begins at 4:30pm

 

Beginning Beekeeper Class / Short Course and

Table Demonstrations and Exhibits by KCBA Members

Nominating Committee presents slate of Officers for 2019

ALL are welcome.

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October 11-12

TBA Conference

Hyder Burks Ag Pavillion

Cookeville, TN

Lots of classes.  Interesting speakers.  Vendor booths.  Everyone is encouraged to attend. 

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Regular Meeting November 4, 2019

7:00 PM

Honey Tasting:  Share your Honey or a Favorite Recipe using Honey.

TBA Conference Reports from Association Representatives

Election of 2020 Officers

Sec / Treasurer Report

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December 2, 2019

6:00 PM

Christmas Dinner  (Pot Luck and Fellowship Time)

KCBA will provide the Ham and Turkey.  Members bring a dish & Door Prize.  (Fun will be had by all)

Installation of 2020 Officers.

Moment of Silence in Recognition of Members and / or Family Memberís death(s) in 2019.


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