By Charlie Parton

We are privileged to have Kent Williams with us as guest speaker for the January meeting of Blount County Beekeepers.

Kent is President of the Lake Barkley Beekeepers in Wingo Ky., past president of Eastern Apiculture Society (EAS), a EAS master beekeeper and a frequent speaker at EAS, Heartland Beekeepers Society (HAS) and many other regional and state conferences.

Kent maintains around 400 colonies which he keeps in his home state of Kentucky and south Mississippi. He has for several years raised his own queens from survivor hives which he uses to make nucs and requeen established colonies.

Having paid the price early on with some major losses due to using no chemicals, he is now chemical free.

He will speak on the topics of Breaking Your Chemical Dependency and Raising Your Own Queens.

Everyone is welcome to attend this program on Monday, January 11, 6:30 p.m. at the Blount County Library.