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You probably know already that, for the first time in the history of the White House, there are beehives in the garden on the south lawn.

Here’s a video that shows the first harvest.


Click on this image to download a flier about the BCBA short course

The Blount County Beekeepers Association’s annual two-night short course for new beekeepers will be Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 13-14, at 6:30 each night at the Blount County Library.

The course is designed to introduce new beekeepers to the basics of beekeeping in this area. We try to publicize this short course as much as possible, but most of the new folks show up because they have been invited by one of our members.

It’s free, and everyone is welcome. So, start talking to your friends now. The interest in beekeeping around here is growing, and this is a great way to get people off on the right foot.

Even if you don’t plan to become a beekeeper just yet, come and learn more about the fascinating world of bees.

For more information, call Dennis Barry, 414-2116.

The schedule for the workshop is:

February 13

Equipment needed to Get Started

Experiences of a New Beekeeper

Protective Equipment

February 14

 Setting up an Apiary

 Experiences of a New Beekeeper

 Personal Protective Equipment

 When and Where to Get Bees

A flier announcing the short course can be downloaded (it’s a PDF file) from this website by clicking on the image above.


The Blount County Beekeepers Association had an active and eventful year.

Below are a few scenes from some of the things we did.



Happy New Year, everyone!

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If you're interested in joining the Blount County Beekeepers Association, call

Chuck Davis


Mark Ford


Welcome to the web site of the Blount County Beekeepers Association in Maryville, Tennessee.

This site will tell you a little about the association and how to become a member. It will also tell you a little about beekeeping.

Bees are an important part of our environment and particularly our agricultural system. They are also fascinating creatures.

We hope you will be interested enough to join us at some point, even if you're not interested in keeping bees. There are lots of ways you can join in with what we do.

Follow us on Twitter at @blountbees.

Schedule of BCBA meetings for 2018

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.

The following is the schedule of meetings and activities for 2018:

January 8 – regular meeting

February 12 – regular meeting

February 17 – BCBA short course for new beekeepers

March 10– New Beekeepers class

March 12 – regular meeting

March 17 -Wooden Ware class

April 9 – regular meeting

April  TBA-Field Day for new beekeepers

May 14 – regular meeting

June 11 – regular meeting

July 9 – regular meeting

August 13 – regular meeting

October 8 – regular meeting

November 12 – regular meeting

December 10 – Christmas dinner

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