2013 begins the eighth year of the Columbia Area Beekeepers Association. We typically meet on the first Sunday of each month at 2pm in the Conference Building at the Tennessee Agriculture Experiment Station in Spring Hill. The Station is located north of the Spring Hill high school on US Route 31. The general public is invited to attend. Easiest access to the Conference Building is to use Denning Lane which is about 1000 feet north of the main entrance. Take Denning to the back of the farm and turn right into the first gate, cross the cattle guard, and then make an immediate left on the first road and the Conference Building is located directly ahead.
The next meeting will be at 2 pm on Sunday July 7.
APIARY REGISTRATION: It's free and can be done online easily. Just type in the following link on your browser: tnbeekeepers.org and then click on the TN Hive Registration line or the picture above it. When this page opens, find the "click here" link to open the form in a PDF format and you are ready to go.
CABA has 2 manually powered extractors that can be used by any current member. The extractor will hold 4 shallow or medium honey frames, or 2 deep frames. One extractors is stored at my house and the other at Jason Dodson's. Please contact either of us to reserve an extractor.
Jason Dodson 2274 Nashville Highway 931-698-4959
Dick Brickner 6518 Breckenridge Cv 931-381-1187
The extractor has a cold capping knife and a scratcher included. If you do not have filters for your honey, both of us have Kelley's polypropylene filters in 600 micron and 200 micron mesh that fit in the top of a 5 gallon bucket. It is recommended that you use one of each. These cost $7 each and will last a lifetime.
Jack Wohlfarth, president 931-215-5389 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dick Brickner, vice-president 931-381-1187 email@example.com
Alan Woodruff, treasurer 931-540-2899 firstname.lastname@example.org
Marilyn Lorz, membership chairperson email@example.com
BEE SWARM REMOVAL:
Most bee swarms will take a temporary rest in a tree, a bush, or on the exterior of a residence. These swarms can usually be easily collected. Please call the following person to report a swarm and a qualified beekeeper will be sent to your premise to remove it. Richard Brickner 931-381-1187
If a swarm has entered the interior of a building, some demolition may be necessary to remove the bees. Depending on the extent of the demolition, there may be a cost to remove them. The following person is qualified to remove bees from a building.
Jeff Hale 931-527-4011 (res), 931-309-0805 (cell)
MASTER BEEKEEEPER COURSE:
The Master Beekeeper courses offered in Tennessee are posted at: http://bees.tennessee.edu/
The following members are state certified beehive inspectors.
Jason Dodson 698-4959
Don Lockhart 381-8115
Jack Wohlfarth 215-5389
Tom Voss 388-3716
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