Field day for New Beekeepers (2019)


Saturday April 27th 2019 at 10:00 am Hosted by Charlie Parton 768 East Brown School Rd. Maryville There will be a sign at the driveway (Beekeepers Field Day) Bring Safety Equipment: veil, gloves and long sleeves  Guided by an experienced beekeeper you will learn  Proper way to open a hive and remove frames To identifyContinue reading “Field day for New Beekeepers (2019)”

From Kelley Beekeeping Newsletter


From the Kelley Beekeeping Newsletter this month: The Honey Bee Health Coalition has released 2 new resources to help beekeepers make informed hive management decisions. About the Honey Bee Health Coalition The Honey Bee Health Coalition brings together beekeepers, growers, researchers, government agencies, agribusinesses, conservation groups, manufacturers, brands and other key partners to improve the health ofContinue reading “From Kelley Beekeeping Newsletter”

Wooden Ware Workshop March 16th


Attention new beekeepers! The Blount County Beekeepers Association will be having a workshop for you on how to properly put your beekeeping equipment together. The workshop will be held Saturday, March 16th beginning at 9 am at the Masonic lodge in Alcoa (corner of Wright Road and Vose Street). This is an opportunity for anyone interestedContinue reading “Wooden Ware Workshop March 16th”

New Beekeeper Grant Applications


Blount County Beekeepers Association (BCBA) in conjunction with the Tennessee State Beekeepers Association ( TBA) will be awarding 5 grants in March to new beekeepers. These grants are funded by donations from TBA and BCBA auction money. These grants include the wooden ware and bees for one full colony. Applications are available here online, andContinue reading “New Beekeeper Grant Applications”

New Beekeepers Short Course Feb 16th


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 courseContinue reading “New Beekeepers Short Course Feb 16th”

Clarence Collison Special Guest Speaker November 12th


    Please make plans to attend the Monday night meeting of Blount County Beekeepers on November 12th. Our speaker will be Clarence Collison.  Emeritus Professor of Entomology and Emeritus Head of the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Mississippi State University. Mr. Collison is a nationally known speaker and author of “What DoContinue reading “Clarence Collison Special Guest Speaker November 12th”

October is Auction Night!


The annual auction to support new beekeeper grants will be Monday, October 8th. The Blount County Beekeepers Association in conjunction with the Tennessee Beekeepers Association offers new beekeeper grants in the spring of each year. The TBA provides 2 grants, and BCBA provides 3 additional grants each year. We generate the funds to cover theContinue reading “October is Auction Night!”

Upcoming events for beekeepers!


Fall is a busy time for East Tennessee Beekeepers! There are many events taking place in our local area that may appeal to you. Just a few- Tennessee Valley Fair- September 7-16th. Please come by the honey show and see the honey and association exhibits. You may also volunteer to work the exhibit, answering questionsContinue reading “Upcoming events for beekeepers!”

New Beekeepers Field Day April 28th


Blount County Beekeeper Association will Sponsor a Field Day for New Beekeepers At Charlie Parton’s farm Saturday April 28th at 10:00 am 1768 East Brown School Rd. Maryville There will be a sign at the driveway (Beekeepers Field Day) Bring Safety Equipment: veil, gloves and long sleeves  Guided by an experienced beekeeper you will learn Continue reading “New Beekeepers Field Day April 28th”

April 9th Guest Speaker: Phil Craft


Phil Craft Phil served as the Kentucky State Apiarist from 1999 through 2011. He is a graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio (BA in biology), and of the University of Kentucky. Phil continues to communicate with beekeepers through his “Ask Phil” question/answer column which appears in Bee Culture magazine, and through his webpage, Philcrafthivecraft.com. HeContinue reading “April 9th Guest Speaker: Phil Craft”