Feeds:
Posts
Comments

The minutes for the WCBA meeting held Monday, 10 April 2017 have been posted.

https://wilsoncountybeekeepers.org/about/minutes-201704/

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

.
wcba

Wilson County Beekeepers Field Day

.

May 20, 2017   10:00 am

Rain date:  May 27, 2017

Two locations:

Lebanon & Mount Juliet


DO NOT BRING A HIVE TOOL
– The apiary owner or mentor will have a hive tool.

DO NOT WEAR YOUR GLOVES – Clean neoprene gloves will be provided for those who wish to wear them.

  • Participants should bring a smoker and veil along with any other protective clothing you desire (except gloves).
    .
  • If you wear a bee suit or jacket to Field Day, WASH IT FIRST! Diseases and pests can be transported on dirty clothing, so always wash your outfit before wearing it to another apiary.
    .
  • Finally, smoker fuel will be provided at the apiary for all who bring a smoker. There will be a demonstration on how to properly light your smoker.
    .

Please refer to your March and April newsletters for exact locations and directions. For more information contact Petra at Petrabee@hotmail.com

.
wcba

Swarm Capture Contact List for Middle Tennessee

If you find a swarm of honeybees on your property and would like them removed,

PLEASE DO NOT CALL AN EXTERMINATOR!

honeybee_swarmInstead, call one of the experienced beekeepers in the Wilson County Beekeepers Association. The women and men listed on our Swarm Capture List cover all communities in Wilson County and most of the surrounding counties too. They will carefully capture honeybees (without killing them) and remove them from your property, often at no expense to you. They want those honeybees. Please choose a beekeeper located close to the swarm as time is of the essence. Once they swarm to a tree or fence or some other structure, they will find a permanent home within hours and move in quickly so please don’t hesitate. Click here for the list:

Swarm Capture List for Middle Tennessee

 

.
wcba

The minutes for the WCBA meeting held Monday, 06 March 2017 have been posted.

https://wilsoncountybeekeepers.org/about/minutes-201703/

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

.
wcba

The minutes for the WCBA meeting held Monday, 06 February 2017 have been posted.

https://wilsoncountybeekeepers.org/about/minutes-201702/

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

.
wcba

beeswax_candleThe program for our first meeting of 2017 was on processing beeswax, and making candles, creams, & balms using beeswax presented by Susan Welchance.

If you missed the meeting, you missed an interesting and informative program but your luck. Ms. Welchance graciously shares her presentation with us in two digital files available for download from our Resources page.

  1. Processing Beeswax  (.pdf) by Susan Welchance
  2. Making Candles, Creams & Balms  (.pdf) by Susan Welchance

.
wcba

The minutes from the 2 January 2017 WCBA meeting have been posted.

https://wilsoncountybeekeepers.org/about/minutes-201701/

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

.
wcba