The first night of the BCBA’s new beekeepers workshop drew 130 people, many of them potentially new beekeepers for Blount County. Below are some pictures of the event taken by Stacey Adair and Jim Stovall.
The Blount County Beekeepers Association will hold its annual two-night short course on beginning beekeeping on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 8-9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening at the Blount County Library. The workshop is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in learning more about bees and beekeeping — even if you’reContinue reading “Short course on beekeeping”
By Charlie Parton We are privileged to have Kent Williams with us as guest speaker for the January meeting of Blount County Beekeepers. Kent is President of the Lake Barkley Beekeepers in Wingo Ky., past president of Eastern Apiculture Society (EAS), a EAS master beekeeper and a frequent speaker at EAS, Heartland Beekeepers Society (HAS)Continue reading “Kent Williams to speak at January meeting”
Coley and Judy O’Dell are the subject of an article in the Maryville Daily Times this week. The article focuses on the things Judy can do with beeswax. Here’s part of what the article says: If you think beekeeping only produces honey, Judy O’Dell has news for you. She offers a wide variety of productsContinue reading “O’Dells featured in Daily Times article”
An Indiana man writes a book about beekeeping among the Hoosiers, according to the Sound Bend Tribune. The book, 42 pages and 8-by-11-inches, takes its readers through the calendar year, including the basics of getting started with bees, ending up with “tucking down” bees for winter.
The video about Making Honey that we saw at one of the association meetings last summer is now available here through YouTube. Enjoy. Making honey (2:33) If you have a video you’d like to see on the site, let us know.
A dustup in the UK between beekeepers group and dissenters – an ongoing dispute.
The Blount County Beekeepers Association annual Christmas Dinner will be Monday, Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m. at the Immanuel United Methodist Church, 2349 Mentor Road, Louisville. The ladies of the church are preparing a meal which includes beverages and dessert. The cost is $14 per person (prepaid please), and seating is limited, so please call DaleContinue reading “BCBA Christmas dinner”
FarmAfrica has produced this interesting 8-minute video about African farmers who raise sunflowers and keep bees. They extract the oil from the sunflower seeds, feed the remains of the sunflower to cattle as fodder and, of course, extract the honey.
Take a look at the CBS News reporting on rooftop beekeeping in Washington, D.C. — and the point it makes about the importance of bees.