Please join us for our annual beekeepers short course, set for Saturday February 16th, from 9am to 3pm, with lunch provided by Dadant Beekeeping and Smokey Ridge Apiaries.We will meet at our regular meeting place, Maryville Church of Christ, 611 Sherwood Drive in Maryville.
If you have thought about becoming a beekeeper, this is the course for you! We will be presenting many topics related to beekeeping such as setting up your apiary, personal protective equipment, installing packages, even extracting honey! There will be beekeeping equipment vendors there so you can purchase your equipment and supplies, and meet some really great BCBA members!
The Blount County Beekeepers will also be awarding hives to 5 new beekeepers this spring. Applications for the grant will be available at the short course, and you must attend the short course to be eligible to receive a hive. There are other conditions that will have to be met in addition to attending the short course. The hives are supplied through a grant from Tennessee Beekeepers Association and from money generated from the BCBA auction each year. Please ask us about these grants!
There is no fee to attend the course. Please bring any interested friends and come learn about some basics in beekeeping!