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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 beekeeping or who have good ideas for promoting beekeeping in this area of East Tennessee.

In years past members have been generous in donating items for the auction, and we are looking forward to the same for this year. Items do not necessarily have to be bee-related, but they should be new or in very good shape. We are also likely to have items donated from a number of bee suppliers.

So, bring what you have, and then get ready to bid on what you want. It’s always a fun time for everyone.

If you have questions about what your bees are doing this time of year, the next BCBA meeting would be a great place to get some answers.

As always, our meetings are free and open to the public. Invite a friend to come along with you. Even if the friend isn’t interested in becoming a beekeeper, we always have lively, friendly discussions about what we should be doing with our bees.

 

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March is auction month for the Blount County Beekeepers Association.

As we do each year, we will be auctioning a wide variety of items at our monthly meeting on Monday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Blount County Library.

Money raised from the auction will go to next year’s BCBA/Charlie Stewart scholarship awards. Last year, we raised about $1,400, which enables us to give five substantial grants to beekeepers in our area who need assistances in getting started or in a special project they would like to undertake.

All of the items in the auction are donated, and most come from BCBA members themselves.

They inlcude many beekeeping items as well as crafts and other items.
Members are urged to bring items to the meeting for auction. They are also reminded that their gifts to the association are tax deductible.

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Chuck Davis
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Welcome

Welcome to the web site of the Blount County Beekeepers Association in Maryville, Tennessee.

This site will tell you a little about the association and how to become a member. It will also tell you a little about beekeeping.

Bees are an important part of our environment and particularly our agricultural system. They are also fascinating creatures.

We hope you will be interested enough to join us at some point, even if you're not interested in keeping bees. There are lots of ways you can join in with what we do.

Follow us on Twitter at @blountbees.

Schedule of BCBA meetings for 2017

The Blount County Beekeepers Association meets on the second Monday of every month, except for September and December, at 6:30 p.m. at the Maryville Church of Christ, 611 Sherwood Drive in Maryville.

All of the meetings are open to the public, and anyone interested in learning more about beekeeping is welcome and encouraged to attend.

The following is the schedule of meetings and activities for 2017:

January 9 – regular meeting

February 13 – regular meeting

February 18 – BCBA short course for new beekeepers

March 11 – New Beekeeper Classes

March 13 – regular meeting

March 18 -Wooden Ware class

April 10 – regular meeting

April 29-
Field Day for new beekeepers

May 8 – regular meeting

June 12 – regular meeting

July 10 – regular meeting

August 14 – regular meeting

October 9 – regular meeting

November 13 – regular meeting

December 11 – Christmas dinner

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