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    Monthly Meeting

    • 27 Mar 2017
    • 26 Nov 2018
    • 17 sessions
    • 27 Mar 2017, 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
    • 24 Apr 2017, 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
    • 26 Jun 2017, 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
    • 24 Jul 2017, 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
    • 28 Aug 2017, 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
    • 23 Oct 2017, 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
    • 27 Nov 2017, 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
    • 22 Jan 2018, 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
    • 26 Feb 2018, 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
    • 26 Mar 2018, 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
    • 23 Apr 2018, 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
    • 25 Jun 2018, 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
    • 23 Jul 2018, 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
    • 27 Aug 2018, 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
    • 24 Sep 2018, 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
    • 22 Oct 2018, 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
    • 26 Nov 2018, 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
    • Red Bank Presbyterian Church, 4320 Dayton Blvd, Chattanooga, TN, 37415

    Registration


    You do not have to be a member to attend. Meetings are the 4th Monday of the month (sometimes we skip May or December). Come early because beekeepers like to buzz around in front of the hive.

    SPEAKERS FOR 2018

    January - Randy Overton
    February - Kent Williams
    March Dr. Clarence Collison
    April Trevor Qualls

    May - Meeting CANCELLED, due to Memorial Day Holiday.

    June - Randy Rolen, honey judge and Georgia Master Beekeeper, will talk to us about Honey: his experience with the harvesting, straining and bottling of it, and what Randy looks for in honey that is award-winning. 

    As a barefooted 11-year old country boy, there was no greater excitement during the summer for Randy than helping his uncles rob their bee hives. While he really wasn’t much help to them, it made him feel important to hold the washtub as his uncles cut the honey comb from the frames. 

    Randy is a charter member of the Chattooga County Beekeepers Association. He is a past club president of the Northwest GA Beekeepers Association. He is a member of the GA Beekeepers Association, Alabama Beekeepers Association, and the TN Beekeepers Association.

    Randy works for his two Honey’s (Carolyn and his bees). Together, they enjoy harvesting honey, helping other beekeepers, and attending state educational sessions. He has taught continuing education courses on Beekeeping at a local college. In addition, he does honey bee education programs for clubs, schools, and other organizations.

    JULY  - Dennis Barry travels down from Tennessee's Sevier County to talk to us about bee diseases. This is Dennis' 15th year keeping bees. He is a past president of the Blount County Beekeepers Assoc. and the current president of Sevier County Beekeepers. He has been a state bee inspector for a number of years. This year he was elected the east region VP  for the Tennessee Beekeepers Assoc. He currently has 8 colonies of bees but has had as many as 20 in the past. Dennis has been married 43 years has 8 children and 13 grandchildren.

    AUGUST  - TBA

    SEPTEMBER - Jay Hesselschwerdt, Mike Studer's assistant for East Tennessee, will talk to us about the latest news from statewide inspections and statistics.

    OCTOBER - (preliminary) Bill Owens, of Georgia Bee Removal. An old friend of club members David and Phyllis Reed, Bill is one of the few who has achieved the highest level of "Master Craftsman" beekeeping certification from the University of Georgia. He is a fireman and runs a full-time bee removal service that serves customers from Atlanta to Augusta.  http://www.gabeeremoval.com/

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