Beginners

Asked August 28, 2016, 8:28 AM EDT

Hi there. I am interested in beekeeping. Do you have any upcoming classes or could you point me in the right direction? Will the upcoming conference have a beginner session? Thank you. Amanda Pruitt 931-308-0950

Tennessee

1 Response

Amanda, If you are meaning the TN Beekeepers Conference in Cookeville in Oct, Yes, There will be beginner information and you can meet many TN beekeepers. I suggest you go to the TN Beekeepers website http://www.tnbeekeepers.org/
and check out the list of local bee associations to find one near you. Attend the meetings and these people will be glad to share with you. You need to find a mentor and ask when they are having a "short course". These are usually in winter or early spring and are a great way to learn.

Other web based information can be found at our utk site: https://ag.tennessee.edu/EPP/Pages/Bees%20and%20Beekeeping/home.aspx

This site is linked to the much bigger bee health site which we maintain.
http://articles.extension.org/bee_health

Best wishes, John