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      • 27 Mar 2017
      • 26 Nov 2018
      • 17 sessions
      • Red Bank Presbyterian Church, 4320 Dayton Blvd, Chattanooga, TN, 37415

      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


      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.

      • 02 Jun 2018
      • 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
      • Lafayette Square, Lafayette, GA

      TVBA members, we need volunteers for two-hour shifts that day at our table/booth, to answer questions from the public about honeybees.  The EVENT lasts from 9a to 7p. Our table/booth only goes from 9a to 5p.

      TVBA MEMBERS ONLY: To sign up for two-hour shifts, click on the orange REGISTER button to the left and follow the prompts. 

      • 28 Jul 2018
      • 29 Jul 2018
      • Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St., Chattanooga

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