State official gives go-ahead to Blount beekeepers to extract honey


All Blount County beekeepers can extract honey from their hives, Mike Studer, state apiarist, said on Saturday morning. But beekeepers should continue to monitor their hives to see if they notice any significant bee kills that might occur over the next couple of weeks. Studer asked on Friday that honey extraction be suspended from manyContinue reading “State official gives go-ahead to Blount beekeepers to extract honey”

State asks some Blount beekeepers to leave honey on hives until it can be tested


Mike Studer, the state apiarist, has asked that Blount County beekeepers, particularly those who have hives near the site of the recent train derailment, to do the following: — Leave the honey on the hives. Do not extract any honey until the state has had a chance to run some tests to determine if theContinue reading “State asks some Blount beekeepers to leave honey on hives until it can be tested”

Tennessee Beekeepers Association conference set for Oct. in Cookeville


The Tennessee Beekeepers Association fall conference will be Friday Oct. 10 and Saturday Oct. 11, 2014 in Cookeville, Tenn. Dr. Thomas Webster, assistant professor at Kentucky State University and one of the founders of the Heartland Apiculture Society (HAS), will be the keynote speaker. Other speakers include Harris Overholt and Kent Williams of Kentucky; Tennesseans: State Apiarist Mike Studer,Continue reading “Tennessee Beekeepers Association conference set for Oct. in Cookeville”

Tennessee state apiarist reports case of American foulbrood


Mike Studer, the Tennessee state apiarist, reports that a case of American foulbrood was recently found in a hive in Sullivan County in Upper East Tennessee. American foulbrood is one of the worst things that can happen to a hive, and it usually results in the hive — bees and all — having to beContinue reading “Tennessee state apiarist reports case of American foulbrood”