BCBA meeting July 13 to feature discussion of mead-making


The regular meeting of the Blount County Beekeepers Association will be on Monday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Blount County public library. The main topic on the program will be mead and how to make it out of your honey. In addition, beekeepers can bring a sample of honey to have it testedContinue reading “BCBA meeting July 13 to feature discussion of mead-making”

Derailment could delay local honey harvest – The Daily Times: News


The Maryville Daily times has published a full story on the plight of the beekeepers  who are in the area affected by last week’s train derailment. The story quotes BCBA members Coley O’Dell and Howard Kerr and BCBA president Harlen Breeden. Mike Studer, the state apiarist, is also quote. The story is a good summary ofContinue reading “Derailment could delay local honey harvest – The Daily Times: News”

Beekeepers asked to request that CSX analyze honey in the train derailment


Mike Studer, the state apiarist, has asked that Blount County beekeepers — particularly those in the evacuation zone of last week’s train derailment — request that CSX have honey from beehives within the zone analyzed for contaminants. That request should be made at the CSX outreach center, which is located at Heritage Middle School. StuderContinue reading “Beekeepers asked to request that CSX analyze honey in the train derailment”

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”