Click on this image to download a flier about the BCBA short course

The Blount County Beekeepers Association’s annual two-night short course for new beekeepers will be Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 13-14, at 6:30 each night at the Blount County Library.

The course is designed to introduce new beekeepers to the basics of beekeeping in this area. We try to publicize this short course as much as possible, but most of the new folks show up because they have been invited by one of our members.

It’s free, and everyone is welcome. So, start talking to your friends now. The interest in beekeeping around here is growing, and this is a great way to get people off on the right foot.

Even if you don’t plan to become a beekeeper just yet, come and learn more about the fascinating world of bees.

For more information, call Dennis Barry, 414-2116.

The schedule for the workshop is:

February 13

Equipment needed to Get Started

Experiences of a New Beekeeper

Protective Equipment

February 14

 Setting up an Apiary

 Experiences of a New Beekeeper

 Personal Protective Equipment

 When and Where to Get Bees

A flier announcing the short course can be downloaded (it’s a PDF file) from this website by clicking on the image above.