Clarksville, TN

Montgomery County Beekeeper's Association


Pending approval by vote at the September meeting...

Clarksville Montgomery County Beekeepers Association

Date: 4 August 2018, Monthly Meeting Minutes / Meeting called to order at 10:07

Location: Clarksville Montgomery County Public Library

Members present: See sign in Roster

Approval of minutes: Minutes for the month of July accepted as posted on the website.

Treasurer Report: Finance Report for the month of July accepted as posted on the website.

Introductions: None

Old Business:

  • CMCBA Honey extractor status – pending response from state to determine fine outcome of extractor. Local beekeeper has offered to purchase it if authorized. The CMCBA President will make one more attempt to contact state to get response.
  • Pollinator art contest sponsorship for the community. Additional information requested prior to approval. POC Pam Boyd – discussed that it would be a judged contest – looking at March 2019.

New Business:

  • Looking for 3 members to attend the TBA fall conference as representatives. Must be a current TBA member, Darlene Adams volunteered. Maggie Pontsler will verify voting strength based on TBA membership stats.
  • Fall New Beekeeper class will be held on 3 November starting at 0900 at the public library.


  • 8-9 September Tennessee Honey Festival at Memorial Park Hendersonville TN
  • 12&13 October TBA Fall Conference @ Hyde-Burkes Agricultural Pavilion, Cookville, TN
  • 14 August Cheatham County Fair opens. There will be a Honey Contest.
  • Roger Stewart will be giving a class at the UT Extension on Beekeeping in The Tennessee Beginning Farmers Development Program Slow Before You Roll Workshop Series

Guest Speaker:

Shelly Todd-Mack Presentation on Bee & Hive Symbolism: Legend & Folk Lore

Open Floor Discussion:

- Why are my bees angry? – weather, slow honey flow, guarding stores – It Depends

  • Successful use of The West Small Beetle Trap by new beekeepers

Door Prizes drawn, Meeting adjourned by the President @ 1047

Youth Group training began at 1100 presented by Maggie Pontsler

Topic: What Honey Bees See

Respectfully submitted, Billie Zeveney

Approval: _____________________________

Signed by President or Presiding Officer