Intermediate Beekeeper Class February 24, 2018

If you didn’t get a chance to register in advance, please come anyway and register at the door!


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2018 Beekeeping Classes- February 10th and 24th

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TVBA June Meeting

The June meeting for the TVBA will be Saturday, June 10th at the home of David and Peggy Lynch.  This will be our annual picnic meeting, so please bring a covered dish and lawn chairs.  We plan to start at 1:00 pm.

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TVBA at the Lawrence County Indian Festival

TVBA Members will be hosting an educational booth at the Lawrence County Indian Festival May 18, 19, & 20 from 8am to 4pm daily. Any members that can assist with the booth, just show up. Saturday is the big day, so extra help will be needed then.

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On 4/2Image result for theft9/17, beekeepers in the Mt. Hope community of Lawrence County, AL discovered the theft of two colonies of bees and a swarm trap.  A $100 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest of the thieves and return of the colonies.



Hive #1:
Purple Bottom Board
Peach Brood Boxes
Purple Shallow super
Kelley Plastic Top Cover

Hive #2:
Purple Bottom Board
White bottom brood box
Wood Grain top brood box
Metal top cover

Bait Hive:
Plywood homemade swarm trap

If you have information on these colonies, please contact the Alabama Cooperative Extension office at:

Lawrence County Agriculture Center
13075 ALA-157, Suite 6
Moulton, AL 35650
Phone: (256) 974-2464
Fax: (256) 974-2485

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Intermediate Beekeeping Class April 22, 2017

Members of the TVBA (in cooperation with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System) are glad to announce an intermediate beekeeping class scheduled for 4/22/17.

The class will begin at 8:00 am at Moulton Church of Christ (597 Main Street in Moulton, AL ).  We will have presentations on Swarms & Splits, Hive Problems, Pollinator Plants, and Hive Inspection.  The afternoon will consist of a visit to a local apiary, where the State Bee Inspector will teach a hands-on session on what to look for in your hive (be sure to bring your bee veil or suit because we will be opening up working hives).

The fee for the class and materials is $10.00 (payable at the door).

Please call one of the numbers listed on the flyer below to reserve your slot (maximum of 30 people).

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February Meeting

The TVBA regular February meeting was 2/9/17 at Moulton City Hall.

After discussing plans for the New Beekeeper Class, the club viewed a video on swarm traps.


Also, Charter Member Jerry Claborn provided this photo of his bees on a Mahonia plant in late January.

Bees on Mahonia - January 21, 2017

Bees on Mahonia – January 21, 2017

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