BCBA Short Course for Beekeepers


The annual BCBA Short Course for beekeepers is scheduled for Saturday February 22, 2020 from 9AM to 3PM (registration begins at 8:30AM) at 611 Sherwood Dr., Maryville, TN (Maryville Church of Christ).

It’s free and everyone is invited!

Snacks provided by Smokey Ridge Apiaries!

Lunch provided by BCBA!

See the flyer above for contact information!

2020 Meeting Dates, speakers/topics and Short Course info NOW on the website! They are listed below and can ALWAYS be found under the EVENTS tab!


The Blount County Beekeepers Association meets on the second Monday of every month, except for September and December, at 6:30 p.m. at the Maryville Church of Christ, 611 Sherwood Drive in Maryville.

All of the meetings are open to the public, and anyone interested in learning more about beekeeping is welcome and encouraged to attend.

2020 Meeting info is HERE!

The following is the schedule of meetings for 2020 (subject to change):

January 13 – Randy Rolen ( GA Master Beekeeper)

February 10 – Joel Parton (Nectar and Pollen Sources)

February 22 – BCBA short course for new beekeepers (9am – 3pm)

March 9 – Geoff Williams (Auburn University)

April 13 – Charlie Harrell & Carson Tipton (Nicot Queen Rearing System)

May 11 – Tammy Potter

June 8 – Luke Newman (Honey Extraction)

July 13 – Michele Colopy (Pollinator Stewardship)

August 10 – Charlie Parton (Pests, Diseases and their Treatment)

September 14 – No meeting (TN Valley Fair)

October 12 – Vote for officers and AUCTION (note this is a month earlier this year)

November 9 – Howard Kerr (Honey Bee Biology)

December 14 – Christmas dinner @ Rothchild’s Banquet Hall 8807 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN

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