Monday, February 15th, 7pm  ~  ONLINE MTG
This Old Hive - Creative Hive Painting Tips

Tara Beekeepers has invited Julia Mahood to speak on how she taps into her creativity when it comes to painting her beehives! Join us on February 15th via Zoom as she discusses what inspires her and how you can find inspiration too.

Send us an email request to register for the Zoom meeting. We ask that you register ahead of time. Zoom link opens at 6:40.


Julia Mahood is a Master Beekeeper with a long career in graphic design and fine art. She has won many awards in local, state and national honey shows for her hive products and fine art. Julia’s presentation will cover materials, methods, and where to find creative inspiration to paint hives and make them works of art.


Door prize: 10-frame assembly jig! You must be a Tara club member to be eligible for the door prize.


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!
Club Calendar at a Glance

February 15 VIA Zoom: 

Julia Mahood: Creative Ideas for Hive Decorating!  


March 15th VIA Zoom: 

PN Williams: Spring Management and Buildup

April 19th VIA  Zoom: 

GBA Webinar TBD / Hive Painting Contest Judged by Julia Mahood.  

May 17  VIA Zoom: GBA Webinar TBD 

June 21 VIA Zoom: Creative Packaging to sell your honey!  

Calling all artists!
Coming in April: 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.

  • 1st prize $50

  • 2nd prize $25

  • 3rd prize  $10

Entrants may submit one painted hive for judging. You must be a Tara member to enter. 

Contest begins February 15th, 2021. The winner of the contest will be announced at our monthly meeting April 19, 2021. All entries must be submitted by midnight, April 5, 2021 to qualify for judging. Check back for more details soon.

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.

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