Nashville Area Beekeepers Association

2019 Introduction to Beekeeping Course

Saturday, October 19, 2018, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Renaissance Nashville Hotel
611 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN

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 be Saturday, October 19, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Vendors: Several beekeeping vendors will be on site with beekeeping equipment to purchase and opportunities to order bees for the spring.

Suggested Parking: Nashville Library Garage (across the street from the Renaissance.) Enter the Library Garage on Sixth or Seventh Avenue South, between Church Street and Commerce Street. $12 for all day parking on Saturdays.

Bonus Session: At 5:00 p.m., after the Bee School concludes, some of our speakers and NABA members have agreed to meet in the “Bridge Bar” on the second floor of the Renaissance, for an opportunity to have a soda, cocktail or beer (cash bar), and chat informally with attendees about questions they may have.

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 $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.

For additional information, please contact Michael Brent:

Online registration is now closed, but a few last-minute manual registrations can still be made. Please email Mike Brent at to see if any manual registrations are still available..