Nashville Area Beekeepers Association

August 14 Meeting at Farm in Williamson County

Nashville Area Beekeepers Association

Monthly Meeting
August 14th, 2016 at 2:00pm
Farm in Williamson County
1761 Lawrence Road, Franklin, TN 37169

Featured Speaker— Dr. Clarence Collison

Clarence Collison

Clarence Collison

We are honored to have nationally famous bee expert and monthly columnist for Bee Culture magazine, Dr. Clarence Collison, as our key note speaker this month.  Dr. Collison will talk on “Understanding Varroa Mite Biology and How to Use this Understanding to Control Them”.  Clarence will also do a fun audience participation game he calls “What If”.   Additionally, Joel White will do the very popular “This Month in Beekeeping”, helping you to know what to do with your hives in the coming month.

Special Guests and Entertainment


Amy Grant


James Slater

Our host and music superstar, Amy Grant, will be there to welcome us to her farm and to share her thoughts on beekeeping.  After the meeting and presentations, we will be entertained by multiple Grammy nominated performer and song writer, James Slater, while we enjoy the picnic.  Bon Aqua Springs Bee Supply will have their mobile store on site.

Family Event

This meeting is not just for the beekeepers.  Bring the whole family—your spouse, your guest, the kids, the grandkids, everyone!!!   Enjoy the picnic, the entertainment, Dr. Collison’s talk and the time being outside at the farm.  The event goes on rain or shine.


Pot-Luck Picnic

Bring a main dish, a side or a dessert to the meeting for our picnic.  Bring your own serving spoons. NABA will provide ice water and tea, but you may also bring a cooler with your favorite beverages, if you like.  NABA will also provide plates, eating utensils, napkins, etc.


Logistics and Directions

The farm is just south of Nashville in northern Williamson County, see map below.  We will also place direction signs at key intersections to assist you on where to turn.  You need to bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on.   Also, don’t forget the Off insect spray!!

The farm is located at 1761 Lawrence Road, Franklin TN.

naba farm map