Monday, April 19, 7pm ~ ONLINE MTG
Cindy Bee: “Beekeeping as a Superpower– Some Tips and Tricks I’ve Learned Along the Way” (Video)
Cindy’s insightful and inspiring keynote speech, is not your typical bee conference talk. To sum up it up in her works, “Here are a few things I’ve learned that make things more salient, or just plain make things easier. Doing things that work frees us to listen to that call to keep bees, that call we keep responding to despite all the challenges.”
Cindy is a master beekeeper who has been keeping bees since she was a child. She has made a living through beekeeping and bee removal for many years. Currently, she works with the Appalachian Beekeeper Collective, which focuses on teaching beekeeping to people living in rural West Virginia and Virginia as a sustainable way to supplement their income through beekeeping. This video was recorded at the 2020 GBA Fall Conference.
Door prize: Hive tool
The Tara Beekeepers Experiential Beekeeping Course
UPDATE: Class is FULL
If you are new or inexperienced beekeeper looking for in-depth knowledge of bees, this is the course for you. Emphasizing experiential, hands-on learning in our club apiary, classes will be held once per month from April 18th through October 17th.
Club Calendar at a Glance
April 19th VIA Zoom: Cindy Bee: Beekeeping as a Superpower—Some tips and tricks I've learned along the way"
May 17 VIA Zoom: GBA Webinar TBD
June 21 VIA Zoom: Creative Packaging to sell your honey and Hive Painting Contest (Judged by Julia Mahood_
Extended to June 21st!
Calling all artists! : Hive Painting Contest
Pull out your paints, show off your creativity and bring your hive alive! We are having a hive painting contest and Julia Mahood, Master beekeeper and artist extraordinaire will be judging.
The contest has been extended until June 7, and the winner will be announced at our monthly meeting June 21st, 2021. Entrants may submit one painted hive for judging.
1st prize $50
2nd prize $25
3rd prize $10
Entries should be submitted to with your contact information (name, email address, phone number) and up to three photos of your hive that shows off the concept and/or artwork. Also, provide a brief description of your concept or theme. Price of entry is a Tara membership of $25. If you are a current member, entry is free.
Tara Beekeepers Association invites YOU to join US!
Membership is $25, and includes family members.
Our regular meetings take place via Zoom on the third Monday of each month, at 7 pm.
We welcome anyone who is interested in learning about honey bees!
Try Beneficial Insects around your hives to mitigate Small Hive Beetles
Phillip Tedders of Southeastern Insectaries states that beneficial Nematodes are an environmentally friendly, biological alternative to the use of toxic chemical pesticides as a means to control pests. His website is loaded with info explains the distinctions between nematodes and which ones specifically target Small Hive Beetles. Phillip will be one of our Guest Speakers we resume our meetings.
You can order packages of Nematodes by calling Southeastern Insectaries at 478-988-9412 or emailing:
Flowering Trees, Shrubs, Vines and Forbs for Honeybees & Pollinators
It's not too late to get flowering plants in the ground to help boost food sources for pollinators. Jim and Debi, at Nearly Native Nursery, provide reliable information and year-round support to those who aim to plant native and nearly native species. Their selection of plants is extensive and they will happily take time to help you determine the best plants for your needs and specific growing conditions. Jim and Debi have attended our meetings and brought a range of plants with them that they sale to our members at a discounted rate.
You can order any of there plants for pick-up or to have shipped to you by calling 770-460-6184 or by filling out their online form.