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Urgent Message. Local Beekeeping Associations, please forward this e-mail to all of your members that may have Registered or unregistered apiaries in the following counties: Bledsoe, Cumberland, Meigs, Rhea or Roane. Several cases of American Foulbrood were discovered when a diligent beekeeper called reporting problems with a couple of colonies. Tests confirmed several colonies were positive for American Foulbrood. These colonies were in the early stages of infection. Those colonies have been destroyed. The preliminary list of registered apiaries in the listed counties is 177 locations. This list will be narrowed down and all registered beekeepers with valid e-mails located within 8 miles of the infected colonies will be notified by e-mail ASAP (Hopefully within 24 hours). We will be notifying all registered beekeepers within the affected area and inspecting all apiaries within the affected area in the next few weeks. Any beekeeper that thinks they may have AFB should send an e-mail to mike.studer@tn.gov ASAP. Anyone that knowingly has American Foulbrood and does not report it is subject to a $500.00 fine. Please be careful moving colonies within these counties get your local area inspectors to come out and inspect before you move anything. Anyone moving colonies out of these counties or within these counties without a health certificate is subject to a $500.00 fine. Please everyone be diligent about hygiene when going from one apiary to the other. Designate a hive tool for each apiary or burn them between apiaries. If you know of anyone in these counties that is not registered please have them register their colonies ASAP.

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Tenn Beekeepers Association Fall Conference, October 19 - 20, 2018
Cookville TN

ALL are welcome.

Beginning Beekeeper Class/Short Course, October 1, 2018
6-9 PM

Lynda Rizzardi:
Nominating Committee presents slate of Officers for 2019

ALL are welcome.

FAIR, September 7-16, 2018

FAIR: noon to 8:00p.m. Entry Day September 6, 2018

FAIR: 9:00a.m. Decorate the booth, September 3, 2018

PICNIC at Washington Presbyterian Church Pavilion, September 3, 2018
Dinner at6:00 PM

Appoint a nominatoin committee
ALL are welcome.

FAIR: 9:a.m. Build and Paint, August 30, 2018

Eastern Apiculture Society Conference, August 13-17, 2018

Regular Meeting, August 6, 2018
7:00 PM

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ALL are welcome.

Regular Meeting, July 2, 2018
7:00 PM


K arin Stegall
1: AZ Beekeeping
2: Introduction to Slovania and AZ hives
Harlen Breeden
1: Swarm Control

ALL are welcome.

Regular Meeting, June 4, 2018
7:00 PM


Ivan Lee Cumberland County and Roane Morgan Beekeeper
1: Resources
2: Building Bee Equipment

ALL are welcome.

Regular Meeting, May 7, 2018
7:00 PM


Jeff Dayton Cumberland County Beekeeper
1: Preparing Bees for Winter
2: Fall splits and Requeening after Honey Harvest
3: Medication in the Fall

ALL are welcome.

Deadline ofr TBA Education Grants, April 30, 2018

Regular Meeting, April 2, 2018
7:00 PM


Jennifer Tsuruda of Clemson University
1: Behavioral Resistance to Varroa
2: Honey Bee Nutrition

ALL are welcome.

Regular Meeting, March 5, 2018
7:00 PM


:Curtis Cutshaw: Basic Hive components
:Curtis Wright: Installing a package of Bees
:Jeff Greenwood: Feeding Packages and Nucs
:Rickey Bailey: Supering, When and how
:Ashley Reeves: Bee Safety

ALL are welcome.

Tba Board Meeting, February 24, 2018
1:00 PM (Central Time)
Ward Ag Center In Lebanon TN

ALL are welcome.

Regular Meeting, February 5, 2018
7:00 PM


Howard Kerr: Next steps for successfull Beekeeping in 2018

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Planning Meeting, January 1, 2018
7:00 PM

ALL are welcome.

Why buy local honey directly from beekeepers? Just read this article for the answer:
(OFF SITE LINK press the back arrow to return) Food Safety News- Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn't Honey.

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