Where to get bees

Asked December 2, 2016, 1:38 PM EST

I live in Talbott TN and would like to start a bee hive. Where can I get bees locally and when? and how do I keep wasps away from the hive?

Hamblen County Tennessee

1 Response

Probably the best place to start is with your local and/or state beekeeping club. The Jefferson County Beekeepers might be a good place to start locally. Some clubs or club members sell package bees. It is also a good idea to interact with these beekeepers so you can learn about all the issues occuring in the bee world (i.e. varroa mite).

Jefferson County Beekeepers
Meets: 2nd Monday of each month at 6pm
Location: UT Extension Service
1111 Lake Drive
Dandridge, TN
Contact: Fred Tyler
865-322-3363

You can also check out the state site at http://www.tnbeekeepers.org/