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The Wilson County Beekeepers Association Christmas Dinner is:

Monday, 5 December 2016 at 7:00 PM in the East/West Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon Tennessee.

red-christmas-ornamentEach family is requested to bring a covered dish and a dessert.

In addition, we are doing the ornament exchange again this year, so bring a wrapped ornament for each member in your party who wishes to participate ($5.00 limit).

wounded_warrior_logoAlso, we will again be collecting “Donation$ of the Heart” for the Wounded Warrior Project. If you would like to contribute, please bring your check made out to: Wounded Warrior Project.

Your check payable to Wounded Warrior Project is tax-deductible.

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emailNOTE:  Due to our large membership, I would appreciate if you would contact me via email by December 3rd with the number of people in your party so that seating (and ham) will be available —  petrabee@hotmail.com

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

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The minutes from the 07 November 2016 WCBA meeting have been posted.

Minutes – 2016/11

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

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The Wilson County Beekeepers Association meets Monday, 7 November 2016 at 7:00 PM in the East/West Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center (the Wilson County Fairgrounds) in Lebanon Tennessee.

voteElection for our 2017 Officers will take place at this meeting. If you are willing to serve as an officer, please let Petra know via email:  petrabee@hotmail.com

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The program for November:  Non-essential Bee Facts by our Mentors

Honeybee with FlowerMentors (those with the yellow name tags) are asked to write down three interesting but non-essential bits of information about the honeybee and present them to the group. This will be a great time for newbees from the last short course to see who the mentors are and possibly get together with them afterwards to see if they would be willing to help them in the upcoming season. Please write down your three interesting  tidbits so Petra can incorporate them in the next membership book.

Note: You must use the checkered gate entrance off of Tennessee Boulevard to enter the fairgrounds. We meet in the East/West Building, the first exhibit building you come to after passing the outdoor arena.

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The minutes from the 03 October 2016 WCBA meeting have been posted.

Minutes – 2016/10

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

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The minutes from the 12 September 2016 WCBA meeting have been posted.

Minutes – 2016/09

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

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If you missed the meeting on Monday, 12 September 2016 you missed an excellent presentation on fall and winter management of honeybee colonies. Luckily Carey Mitchell has generously provided his notes for your convenience. These links are also found on the Resources page under program presentations.

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The Wilson County Beekeeping Association is conducting a beekeeping short course on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evening, October 18, 19 & 20 at 7:00 PM in the West Building of the Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon, TN.

The course takes three nights to complete and runs from 7:00 to 9:00 PM each night. The first two nights will be a class-room setting with some video but mostly discussion.  We will cover all aspects of beekeeping. The third night will be hands-on.  We will be building hives ready for use.  The cost is $25/person or $45/couple. A copy of the registration form is available for download here:

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Contact Petra Mitchell at petrabee@hotmail.com if you have any questions.

The James E. Ward Agricultural Center is located at 945 E Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, TN 37087 (the Wilson County Fairgrounds).