Nashville Area Beekeepers Association

Introduction to Beekeeping Course

Bee School

Music City Center
Nashville, Tennessee
Sponsored by Nashville Area Beekeepers Association 

October 13-14, 2017

Online registration is now closed, but onsite registration can be accepted at the registration desk outside room 209 of the Music City Center. You may print, complete and bring the hard copy of the registration form with you, along with your payment (or blank registration forms will be available at the registration desk).  Email mbrent@BABC.com and he can email you the printable parking pass you will need to obtain free parking at the Bee School.

The Nashville Area Beekeepers Association (NABA) will offer its beginning beekeeping course that is designed to provide information on how to become and succeed as a beekeeper.  The course is open to everyone with an interest.  The course will begin on Friday, October 13 from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and will continue on Saturday, October 14, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. 

The subject matter will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  1. Bee Biology
  2. Costs of Beekeeping
  3. Setting Up and Locating Hives
  4. Installation of Honey Bees
  5. Honey Bee Health
  6. Bee Swarm Control
  7. Pest and Diseases
  8. Preparing Colonies for Winter
  9. How to Assemble Equipment

The fee to attend all sessions is Thirty-Five Dollars ($35) and is payable to the NABA. 12 and under are admitted free but advance registration is required.  Your participation includes a one (1) year membership in the NABA, a copy of the University of Tennessee publication entitled “Beekeeping in Tennessee” and lunch Saturday.

For additional information, please contact Gene Armstrong: genearm@att.net or Michael Brent: mbrent@BABC.com.