Hive Inspector Class 2018

TRAINING: Hive Inspector Class. It will be taught by Mike Studer, Tennessee State Apiarist. The dates are Sept. 11 and 13. If you are interested in this class I need your responses ASAP. The requirements are 5 years experience or equivalent. That could be extra...

Field Day 2018

FIELD DAY: SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018. Starting at 10:00am, Cheatham County Beekeepers is having a field day at the Kendall Garrett farm. We will start inspecting hives around 10, and have a picnic starting around 12:30. Please bring, yourselves, folding chairs, a...

Honeybee Packages For Sale

This year, BEES are in short supply due to the storms in Florida and Texas. Cost and delivery dates are below. Yes, it’s later and more expensive than what we wanted, but with the limited supply, we’re HAPPY to offer them for sale. We offer the following:...

Introduction to Beekeeping

Cheatham Area Beekeepers in conjunction with Three Rivers Beekeepers Presents: November 10, Introduction to Beekeeping (Fri. Night) Free & November 11th, Beekeeping 101 Workshop (Sat) $45 We will have a Drawing for a Free Hive on Saturday If you have been...

Requeening A Bee Colony

Requeening a Colony Requeen a honey bee colony every year for better performance and production. The serviceable life of 99 percent of the queens is exhausted by the end of her second year in the colony. Requeening every other year is the least desirable practice....

December Beekeeping Activity

December Beekeeping Activity December actually usually has quite a lot of fair weather here in the South.  Watch the weather predictions and plan to do a varroa mite treatment on one of those fair weather days.  You can do this last treatment any time after brood is...

November Beekeeping Activity

November Beekeeping Activity Recommended activity includes: Rake all leaves and dead grass away from the colony to prevent fire. Cut tall grass. Fence apiary to protect the colonies from livestock. Feed one gallon of a two to one sugar syrup with 7/8 teaspoon...