Happy birthday, Rev. L.

As Christmas closes in on us, beekeepers have another reason to note December 25. It is the birthday of Rev. Lorenzo L. Langstroth. The inventor of the Langstroth beehive, the one that most of us use, was born on Dec. 25, 1810, in Philadelphia, Penn. From his earliest days, he took an interest in insectsContinue reading “Happy birthday, Rev. L.”

Surveys, bee biology are topics for monthly meeting

Michael Wilson from UT Agricultural Department will speak at the next BCBA meeting on Monday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Blount County Library. His topics for the sessions are national beekeeper surveys and results and bee biology and certified production John Gee will present the seasonal management discussion. The association will have itsContinue reading “Surveys, bee biology are topics for monthly meeting”

President’s message: November

President’s Message   Hello everyone, I want to thank Stacey Adair, Jose Ashbrook, and Ted Roberson for helping out at the Farm Bureau Ag Day. There were over 640 fourth graders from our local schools.  They loved the observation hive that Stacey brought. Congratulations to Charlie Parton for being elected TBA’s East Tennessee Regional ViceContinue reading “President’s message: November”

Seasonal management: Getting your hives ready for winter

Finally! Fall is upon us, and so, come the responsibilities in the bee yard for winter preparations along with the beautiful fall colors that we are soon to see. The weather has been a little more cooperative this year than last, and the bees have been winging in pollen and nectar the last few weeks, but do not assume they are ready for the winter.

Tennessee Valley Fair beekeeping and honey winners

Here are the Honey Show winners for 2010: EXTRACTED HONEY: White 1- Reuben Payne, 2- Harry Bowie, 3- Debbie Bowie, 4- Shirley DeBusk, 5- Dusty Saylor Extra Light Amber 1- Glendon Davis, 2- Jeff Greenwood, 3- Danny Garland, 4- Scott and Nina Lee, 5- Debbie Greenwood Light Amber 1- Shirley DeBusk, 2- Debbie Bowie, 3-Continue reading “Tennessee Valley Fair beekeeping and honey winners”

October President’s message

Hello everyone, Happy Fall to all! I’m really enjoying the cooler weather we have been experiencing lately that comes with the season change. It certainly takes a lot of volunteers to help our association stay strong.  September was an extremely busy month, and I want to thank the following people for helping out with theContinue reading “October President’s message”