Swarm control and catching swarms to be focus of March meeting


The March meeting of the BCBA feature about swarms – how to prevent them and how to catch them if you can’t.  Veteran beekeeper Rickey Bailey will talk about swarming and some of the techniques beekeepers traditionally use to prevent swarming. Doug Hardwick, a long-time member of the BCBA, will discuss ways of catching swarmsContinue reading “Swarm control and catching swarms to be focus of March meeting”

New Beekeepers Class ; Saturday, March 12th – location updated


   Interested in beekeeping?  Did February’s short course spark your interest, and now you hunger for more in-depth information? If so, come to our New Beekeepers Class, on Saturday March 12.  This class is FREE, but you must call Stacey or Jose to pre-register. Class times: 9 am to 3 pm- Please bring your lunchContinue reading “New Beekeepers Class ; Saturday, March 12th – location updated”

Short course for new beekeepers set for Sat., Feb. 20


  After many years of offering a two-night short course for new beekeepers in February, the BCBA is changing the time, place and format of that course. In 2016, the short course will be Saturday, Feb. 20, at Maryville Church of Christ across the bypass from Foothills Mall. The short course will begin at 9Continue reading “Short course for new beekeepers set for Sat., Feb. 20”

Queen rearing and pest control will be topics at January meeting


  The January meeting of the BCBA feature talks on queen rearing and pest management from experts at the University of Tennessee.   Michael Wilson will talk on how to raise queens, and Philip Moore will discuss various forms of pest management. Both work at UT’s Institute of Agriculture and are associates of Dr. JohnContinue reading “Queen rearing and pest control will be topics at January meeting”

BCBA board shifts new beekeeper course to Saturday in Feb.


After many years of offering a two-night short course for new beekeepers in February, the BCBA is changing the time, place and format of that course.   In 2016, the short course will be Saturday, Feb. 20, at Maryville Church of Christ across the bypass from Foothills Mall.   The main reason for the changeContinue reading “BCBA board shifts new beekeeper course to Saturday in Feb.”