July 11-13, 2013
Tennessee Tech University
Cookeville, TN

Registration form now online! http://heartlandbees.com. Pre-registration deadline is June 19.

Plan are coming together for the conference. Click here to download a flyer to share with your fellow beekeepers.


Here is just a partial list of scheduled speakers:

Kim Flottum, Jim Tew, Jerry Hayes, Wyatt Mangum, Jennifer Berry, Jeff Harris, Greg Hunt, John Skinner, Phil Craft, Jim Garrison, Tony Prettyman, Juliana Rangel-Posada, Debra Delaney, Zach Huang, John Timmons

Topics already on the schedule include:

  • Basic bee biology
  • Sustainable beekeeping (several talks)
  • Urban beekeeping
  • Queen breeding and production
  • Non-grafting methods for raising queens
  • Setting up a small scale queen and nuc business
  • Candle and soap making
  • Producing comb honey
  • Making and using nucs
  • Small scale pollination
  • Setting up an online beekeeping business