The Blount County Beekeepers Association will hold its May meeting at the Maryville Church of Christ on Sherwood Drive, across the bypass from Foothills Mall. The association will return to the Blount County Library for its June meeting, but the Maryville Church of Christ will be the permanent meeting place with the July meeting. TheContinue reading “Change of location for May BCBA meeting: Maryville Church of Christ”
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State official gives go-ahead to Blount beekeepers to extract honey
All Blount County beekeepers can extract honey from their hives, Mike Studer, state apiarist, said on Saturday morning. But beekeepers should continue to monitor their hives to see if they notice any significant bee kills that might occur over the next couple of weeks. Studer asked on Friday that honey extraction be suspended from manyContinue reading “State official gives go-ahead to Blount beekeepers to extract honey”
October BCBA meeting to feature auction for scholarships, grants
The annual auction will be the main event for the October meeting of the Blount County Beekeepers Association. The meeting, which will be on Monday, October 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Blount County Library. The money from the auction goes to support the grants the BCBA gives to those who want to begin beekeepingContinue reading “October BCBA meeting to feature auction for scholarships, grants”
Howard Kerr on bees: They are what they eat
You are what you eat; so are the bees. An egg gets hormone-rich royal jelly for about three days, but then the nurse bees most of the time stop feeding that. If a bee continues to get royal jelly, she could develop into a queen.
Looking back at the BCBA in 2011: the video
. The Blount County Beekeepers Association had an active and eventful year. Below are a few scenes from some of the things we did. . . Happy New Year, everyone!