Important Announcements

Our Next Meeting:

The next meeting is May 19, at 7 PM . The food theme The Big S. Soup, Sandwiches, and Salad.




May 9 & May 10 – Bee Inspector Class : We will be having the State Apiarist, Mr. Mike Studer for our 2022 Bee Inspector Class. Time is 6-10 PM. You must be present both nights and pass the test to become a Bee Inspector. There is no cost but we would like to know how many plan to attend . Please email  Subject line Inspector Class with your name (s). 

May 19- Regular Meeting


TAEP Class Offering

To be eligible for the TAEP you must complete a class within 3 years. If you need a class, the schedule for Master Beekeeping is below or you can qualify by taking the Master Farm Manager, or Master Farm Health and Wellness classes. Call your County Extension Agent now to find out more. There are other requirements to qualify for TAEP. Some changes are made each year, but check online for the 2021 TAEP App B to get an example of the form and qualifications.


From Jenifer Tsuruda, PhD

Dates and locations for 2022 Master Beekeeping Program

May 5-6: Van Buren County – Spencer, TN

May 12-13: Madison County – Jackson, TN

May 26-27: Blount County – Maryville, TN

June 23-24: Fentress County – Jamestown, TN

July 14-15: Washington County – Jonesborough, TN

July 21-22: Maury County – Spring Hill, TN

(all classes are 8:30am-5:00pm, local time, each day)

This information has been posted on  Several Classes are already full. The cost is $125. The website is active now.

Hats and T-shirts

We have some Clinch Valley Beekeeper Association hats and t-shirts available. T-shirts are $10- $12 and hats are $8. They are available at the club meetings.


We have Clinch Valley Beekeepers Association cookbooks. They have recipes from past and current members. Many of the recipes feature different ways to use honey! They are $10 each and are available at the club meetings.

Bee Packages and Nucs

Place your order very soon! A limited number of Package Bees are still available. The total price for club members: Packages $115.  Non members may order, but the total price will be $10 higher (Packages $125). Call our President, Lloyd Snelson to order. Mail in your check made out to CVBA.

Plan pick up date for the Nucs! Saturday, April 30, 2021. 10 AM at the Fire Station.

Pick up for packages will be on May 7 weather permitting.