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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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waxThe Wilson County Beekeepers Association will meet on Monday, 28 July at 7:00 PM in the East/West Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon, Tennessee. That is the second building to your left after you enter the Ag Center grounds.

The program will be: Working with Beeswax, Molds & Candles by Jim Garrison

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jim_garrisonJim is a third generation beekeeper who founded the Beekeepers of Middle Tennessee and is currently the Regional Vice President of the Tennessee Beekeepers Association. He is past president of the Heartland Apicultural Society and past president of the Tennessee Beekeepers Association.
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If you would like to correspond with Jim Garrison, or perhaps book him for a presentation to your beekeeping club, you can reach him by email at jim1850@live.com or by visiting tnbeekeepers.org

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Celebrate the Year of the Honeybee

Honey Only Cookie Contest

Friday, August 23, 2013

Sponsored by: Lebanon Walmart, JC Penney at Providence & Kitchen Collection

Chairperson: Shelly Barnes, FCS Extension Agent, 615-444-9584 or 615-443-6193 or sbarnes@utk.edu

1. Preregister by calling 615-444-9584 or emailing sbarnes@utk.edu Name, Address, Telephone Number and Title of Recipe no later than Saturday, August 10, 2013.

2. Enter all items Friday, August 23, 2013 beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the East/West Building (Back of Building). All entries will be judged beginning at 6:00 p.m.

3. Entry must NOT contain any sugar or sugar substitutes.

4. Entry must contain Honey.

5. Participants must enter three cookies.

6. All entries should be in disposable containers covered with a tight fitting lid when entered. (Wilson Co. Promotions will not be responsible for containers.)

7. Typed recipes no larger than 8 ½ X 11 must accompany all entries with name, address, telephone number and email address.

8. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be given prizes. Winning entries will receive prizes after announcements have been made.

9. Entries will not be returned and recipes become the property of Wilson County Promotions and may be used for marketing future events.

10. Entries must be made by exhibitor who is 19 years or older (Adult Division) and a resident of Wilson County. Exceptions to this rule are as follows: Wilson County fce members and Wilson County Master Gardeners who are not Wilson County residents are allowed to enter.

11. Only one entry per person will be accepted.

12. No mixes are to be used.

13. This will be judged LIVE. Judges will NOT discuss entries with audience members during the judging.

14. The 1st place winner will make plans to demonstrate how to make their winning Honey Only Cookie recipe on Saturday, August 24, 2013 before the Taste of Wilson County Cooking Demonstration at 7:00 p.m. in the East West Building (Back of Building).

Judging Criteria: Honey Only Cookie Contest will be judged on appearance, flavor, & creativity.

http://www.wilsoncountyfair.net/competitions/food-contests/honey-only-cookie

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These local beekeepers have honey for sale

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If you find a contact below that is in error
or no longer valid, please drop us a note at:
cedarbees@gmail.com and we will attempt
to correct it.  Thanks.
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Lebanon

  • Margaret Cantrell — 615.286.1306
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  • Greg Tomerlin — 615.428.7799 — cedarbees@gmail.com
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Mount Juliet

Walter Hill

Watertown

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If you have local honey for sale and would like to be listed above, send your name and contact information to: petrabee@hotmail.com

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20 December 2012 Last updated at 19:40 ET Help

An expensive bee sting could top the wish list for many beauty conscious women this Christmas.

Sales of New Zealand creams that contain bee venom are booming.

But there have been warnings about possible side-effects, as Greg Ward reports.

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In addition to being a tasty natural sweetener, honey is rich with healing antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Discover the many health benefits of honey!

For centuries, honey has been one of nature’s culinary wonders. But the value of this golden treat isn’t strictly in its sweet taste. Honey also has a long history as a natural medicine, used to treat ailments of the internal organs and the skin. Hippocrates recommended consuming honey for optimal health, the ancient Egyptians used it as a salve to treat wounds, and Cleopatra is said to have considered it a vital part of her daily beauty routine. Today, honey with lemon is still a favorite remedy for colds and sore throats.  … READ MORE

http://www.motherearthliving.com/health-and-wellness/health-benefits-of-honey-zmez12mjzmel.aspx

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