October 2016 Meeting

The minutes for the October 2016 meeting are posted on the Newsletters page.  Our speaker was Dr. Tew, who spoke on the topic of “Winter Feeding of Bees.”  The link to the recording of the event is:


Click on the link above or copy the link into your browser and you should be able to view the entire program.

Thanks to Allyson Shabel for setting up this informative event.

Our next meeting will be our Christmas Party on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 6:30pm.  We will meet at the Western Sirloin Steakhouse on Hwy 157 in Moulton.

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TVBA Meeting Minutes for August 11, 2016


The minutes for the August meeting are on the newsletters page.

Wes Caudle, the State Apiarist for the northern region of Alabama spoke at the meeting on hive inspections.  I took notes to the best of my ability.  If anyone has any additions or corrections, please let me know.

I also updated our Equipment Page with sources for Queens and Honey Containers.


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Bee on Oregano

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Bee on oregano, summer 2016 Photo Credit: David Hicks

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Seedles Donation

Thanks to Mr. Jon Chaffee from Big Heart Pet Brands in Decatur, AL for the donation of a box of Seedles to the TVBA.  Seedles are clay balls filled with wildflower seeds.  These balls can be distributed in open ground and rain causes them to open up and release wildflower seeds that bees love.  You can learn more at:  https://growtherainbow.com/products/wildflower-seedles



The Tennessee Valley Beekeeping Association greatly appreciates the donation and the desire to support healthy habits for bees.

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Upcoming Events Page Added

Spring is a busy time for beekeepers.  In addition to all the hive activities, many festivals and events require attention.  Please see our new “Upcoming Events” page to see where TVBA Members are promoting beekeeping.

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Next Meeting- April 14, 2016

The next meeting for the Tennessee Valley Beekeepers Association will be Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:00pm in the council chamber of Moulton City Hall. Everyone is welcome.

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New Beekeepers Class Success

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Thanks to everyone who attended and assisted with the New Beekeepers Class on Saturday, February 13, 2016. We had 33 folks interested in learning more about keeping and protecting bees.

Vendors supplied several prizes, with the Grand Prize hive going to the Newman family.

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