Nashville Area Beekeepers Association

2018 Introduction to Beekeeping Course

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8:30am – 5:30pm
Renaissance Nashville Hotel
611 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN

Online registration is closed. We will accept walk-ins but late registrants cannot be guaranteed to receive lunch. Please download and complete the registration form and bring it to the course.

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 20, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. (Note this will be all day Saturday, instead of Friday evening and a partial day on Saturday as in prior years)

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 5:30 p.m. after the Bee School concludes you may want to go to the “Bridge Bar” on the second floor of the Renaissance, for an opportunity to have a soda, cocktail or beer, along with some honey-based appetizers (appetizers courtesy of the Renaissance, cash bar), while you chat informally with other attendees and some long-time beekeepers who can help answer your questions.

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: mbrent@BABC.com.