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Nashville Area Beekeepers Association

2022 Introduction to Beekeeping Course via Zoom

IMPORTANT: The ZOOM invitation to Friday and Saturday’s Introduction to Beekeeping School was e-mailed to you on Thursday, January 13th by Mike Brent. If you have not received this e-mail, please check your spam folder or call Mike at 615-252-2361.


Nashville Area Beekeepers Association Introduction to Beekeeping School
Now a Zoom Presentation
Friday Evening, January 14, 2022, and Saturday Morning, January 15, 2022

The NABA Introduction to Beekeeping School, originally to be held at Ed Jones Auditorium on the Ellington Agriculture Campus, has been changed to a Zoom presentation due to the increased risk of Covid from the Omicron virus. The registration fee is now $45* which includes a textbook and a NABA membership for 2022. (*$20 each for additional family members residing at the same address – registration limited to ages 12 and up, please)

6 Friday Evening ZOOM Sessions 6:00PM to 9:00PM

  • History and Significance of Beekeeping
  • Basic Bee Biology
  • Importance of Queens
  • Getting Started with Your Bees
  • Where Should I Put my Hives?
  • Where to get Bees and Equipment

5 Saturday Morning ZOOM Sessions 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Gear, Equipment and Tools
  • Hive Inspections and Reading Frames
  • Colony and Seasonal Management
  • Hive Registration, Regulations and Insurance
  • Pests and Diseases

The hands-on breakout sessions originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon will be available at a special meeting for students prior to our February 13th monthly NABA meeting at Ed Jones Auditorium. Weather permitting, this will include a visit to our Ellington apiary after the monthly meeting.

You will be mailed a copy of “Beekeeping in Tennessee”, the resource book we use in the school, to arrive prior to January 14th. A ZOOM invitation will be sent to each registration prior to each session.

All sessions will be led by Tennessee beekeepers with experience levels ranging from several years to several decades

For more info, contact Mike Brent at

Registration is now closed.