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Minutes for the WCBA meeting held Monday, 31 July 2017 have been posted.

https://wilsoncountybeekeepers.org/about/minutes-201707-02/

Minutes from this and previous meetings are available for download at the bottom of the About Us page of this website.

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Minutes for the WCBA meeting held Monday, 3 July 2017 have been posted.

https://wilsoncountybeekeepers.org/about/minutes-201707-01/

Minutes from this and previous meetings are available for download at the bottom of the About Us page of this website.

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The TBA Fall Conference is on schedule for Oct. 20 & 21 at the Hyder Burks Pavilion at Tennessee Tech.  The Executive Board will meet Thursday night.

Registration Form Downloads:

Key note Speakers are:

  • Dr. Marion Ellis: University of Nebraska Research includes Problems affecting honey bee health including honey bee diseases, parasites, pests and chemical injury. Recent studies have addressed the effect of varroa mites, tracheal mites, Nosema ceranae, and various pesticides on honey bee health. Member of a team of 16 scientists funded by a USDA CAPS grant to investigate the causes of colony collapse disorder.
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  • Dr. Leo Sharashkin: Founder of HorizontalHive.com and editor of Keeping Bees With a Smile, a comprehensive resource on keeping bees naturally in horizontal hives. He is contributor to American Bee Journal, The Beekeepers Quarterly (UK), and Acres USA, and speaks internationally on sustainable beekeeping, organic growing, and Earth-friendly living. He holds a PhD in Forestry from the University of Missouri and a Master’s in Natural Resources from Indiana University. Author of world-renowned research in sustainable agriculture, he lives with his wife and four children on a forest homestead in the Ozarks in southern Missouri where they raise bees in a variety of low-maintenance, easy-to-build horizontal hives.
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  • Returning favorites include: Dr. Clarence Collison, Kent Williams, Dr. John Skinner, and many others.

Friday Night Dinner:

Country Buffet – $16.50 per person

  • Fried chicken and baked ham
  • Coleslaw or tossed garden salad
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Mixed roasted vegetables
  • Mashed potatoes with white country gravy and brown gravy
  • Buttermilk biscuit
  • Chocolate layer cake and assorted large cookies
  • Assorted soft drinks, canned tea, and bottled water

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Minutes for the WCBA picnic held Monday, 5 June 2017 have been posted.

https://wilsoncountybeekeepers.org/about/minutes-201706/

Minutes from this picnic and previous meetings are available for download at the bottom of the About Us page of this website.

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The Wilson County Beekeepers Association thanks Jessica Dodds, Chairperson for WCBA activities; and volunteers Doug Bowes, Joe and Pat Carter, Joan Giltner, Dale McCleskey, Jim Murff, Traci Richcreek, Julie Rouse, Peggy Scholes, David Thompson, Ron Yearwood, and Wilson Central FFA students Rachael Boudreau, Kaleigh Crabtree, and Macee Zaffiro.

THANK YOU!!!

And thank you Jessica Dodds for sharing your photos with us.

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Minutes for the WCBA meeting held Monday, 1 May 2017 have been posted.

https://wilsoncountybeekeepers.org/about/minutes-201705/

Minutes from this and previous meetings are available for download at the bottom of the About Us page of this website.

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Dr. Clarence Collison spoke on swarm of management at the Wilson County Beekeepers Association April 2017 meeting on Monday, and has shared his swarm management publication with us. You will find the document under the WCBA Presentation & Program Files heading on our Resources page. Below is a direct link to the PDF file:

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