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The minutes from the WCBA meeting held on Monday, 1 February 2016 have been posted.

http://wilsoncountybeekeepers.org/about/minutes-201602/

You may also access the minutes from this and previous meetings by scrolling to the bottom of the About Us page of this website.

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The minutes from the WCBA meeting held on Monday, 4 January 2016 have been posted.

http://wilsoncountybeekeepers.org/about/minutes-201601/

You may also access the minutes from this and previous meetings by scrolling to the bottom of the About Us page of this website.

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This is at least bee related, every year Nikon sponsors what it calls ‘Small World Photomicrography’ contest.  The photos can be viewed at:

nikonsmallworld.com/galleries/photo/2015-photomicrography-competition

This year’s winter is “honey bee eye with dandelion pollen grains, 120x”.  The following goes with the photo, as reported in Microscopy and Microanalysis, Issue 140, November/December 2015:

A reflected light microscopy image of a honey bee eye covered in dandelion pollen grains has won the 2015 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Contest.

Judges were particularly impressed with how Ralph Grimm had captured this image stack, which included more than four hours of careful work to mount the eye, set the focus increments, illuminate the subject and avoid peripheral smudging during the stacking process.

Grimm, a high school teacher and former beekeeper based in Queensland Australia, hopes his image will raise the profile of this endangered species that plays a critical function in pollinating the world’s crops.

If you want to go directly to that image and not bother with the other photos use the link below.   But they are worth a look!!

nikonsmallworld.com/galleries/entry/2015-photomicrography-competition/1

Russ Davis
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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The minutes from the 14 December 2015 WCBA meeting have been posted.

http://wilsoncountybeekeepers.org/about/minutes-201512/

You may also access the minutes from this and previous meetings by scrolling to the bottom of the About Us page of this website.

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The Wilson County Beekeepers Association Christmas Dinner is:

Monday, 14 December 2015 at 7:00 PM in the East/West Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon Tennessee.

Each family is requested to bring a covered dish and a dessert.

Also, we will be collecting “Donation$ of the Heart” for the ‘Wounded Warrior Project‘ (Your check payable to Wounded Warrior Project is tax-deductible)

NOTE:  Due to our large membership, I would appreciate if you would contact me by December 10th with the number of people in your party so that seating will be available — either at 286-2529 or petrabee@hotmail.com

I appreciate your consideration and I look forward to seeing everyone,

Petra Mitchell

The Christmas Dinner is for members of WCBA and their families.

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The minutes from the 2 November 2015 WCBA meeting have been posted.

http://wilsoncountybeekeepers.org/about/minutes-201511/

You may also access the minutes from this and previous meetings by scrolling to the bottom of the About Us page of this website.

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The Wilson County Beekeepers Association will meet on Monday, 2 November 2015 at 7:00 PM in the West Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon, Tennessee.

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The program will be: Natural Beekeeping w/ Trevor Qualls from Bon Aqua Springs Apiaries

Trevor makes and sells wooden ware for beekeeping, along with some other beekeeping supplies, right here in Middle Tennessee. If you need something and want to save some money on shipping, visit www.basprings.com and place your order in time for Trevor to bring it to the meeting.

Note: After you enter the fairgrounds through the main gate, we are in the West Building (2nd building on your left). Look for all the cars.

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