Fall 2020 NABA Virtual Bee School

The Nashville Area Beekeepers Association has been bringing beekeepers together in Middle Tennessee since 1952, including an annual “bee school” intended as an introduction for new beekeepers and for people who think that they may want to keep honey bees.  It consists of lessons by some of the best (and most experienced) instructors available.  Intermediate beekeepers may find individual lessons useful as a review of specific topics.

This year’s bee school is being offered to NABA members without charge, and will be held virtually via Zoom– you can register by completing the form at the bottom of this page. If you are not already a member of NABA, join today

The textbook for the course is written by Dr. John Skinner and is titled “Beekeeping in Tennessee”– It is available through the Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, and can be downloaded as a PDF by clicking here

We will also be using videos of previous bee school presentations as part of our virtual class. You can watch them online from 2017 and 2016.


First Zoom class on Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 10:00-11:30AM, to discuss the suggested textbook and videos from prior years’ classes and help each student establish a personal curriculum for the next 5 weeks

Second and Third Follow-up Zoom classes on Saturday, October 17 and Saturday November 7 (both from 10:00-11:30AM) to discuss highlights of videos which have been viewed, as well as excerpts from the textbook, and at least 3 beekeepers (each with a decade or more of experience) will be online to answer questions from the students.

For more information please contact Michael Brent, Beginner Bee School Coordinator for NABA, at mbrent@bradley.com, or 615-330-1414

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