Getting your honey ready for public presentation is July meeting topic


Is your honey ready for primetime? July’s meeting of the Blount County Beekeepers Association will try to get you there. The July meeting of the Blount County Beekeepers Association will be on Monday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Blount County Library. Dale Hinkle will discuss what it takes to get your honey readyContinue reading “Getting your honey ready for public presentation is July meeting topic”

The sounds of the bees: Scots are trying to find out what they mean


Are the bees trying to tell us — really tell us — what’s going on inside the hive? Scottish beekeepers and researchers are trying to listen to the bees and figure out what they are saying.

Best Beekeeping Practices Q & A: Howard Kerr


In this new series, Best Beekeeping Practices Q & A, we’ve decided to tap into the wisdom and experiences of some of our veteran members of the Blount County Beekeepers Association and get their recommendations for keeping bees in the East Tennessee area. These folks have been keeping bees around here for decades, and they have a lot to tell us. Our first interviewee is Howard Kerr.

Happy birthday, Rev. L.


As Christmas closes in on us, beekeepers have another reason to note December 25. It is the birthday of Rev. Lorenzo L. Langstroth. The inventor of the Langstroth beehive, the one that most of us use, was born on Dec. 25, 1810, in Philadelphia, Penn. From his earliest days, he took an interest in insectsContinue reading “Happy birthday, Rev. L.”