Hive Inspector Class 2020

TRAINING: Hive Inspector Class. It will be taught by Mike Studer, Tennessee State Apiarist. The dates are June 6th and 8th from 6pm to 10pm at the Cheatham County Library. If you are interested in this class I need your responses ASAP. The requirements are 5 years...

Bee Healthy, Bee Wealthy, Bee Wise with Your Bee Hives

August is the month to feed your bees. Keep them healthy in preparation for the coming colder temperatures by providing the calories they need to be robust. Capped sugar water can get provide winter stores if they have not produced enough honey. Have you ever tried a...

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...

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...

October Beekeeping Activity

October Beekeeping Activity Recommended Beekeeping Activity for October Place entrance reducers in the entrance. Check each colony for a laying queen. Treat with Terramycin every seven days until three treatments are completed to prevent diseases or use an extender...

September Beekeeping Activity

September Beekeeping Activity Recommended Beekeeping Activity Requeen colonies that you did not requeen in August or that rejected the introduced queen in August. Consolidate frames in supers that may have some empty space for storage of fall nectar flow. Fill supers...