Where to get bees
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
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
Contact: Fred Tyler
You can also check out the state site at http://www.tnbeekeepers.org/