BCBA members offering bee packages

Packages of bees, as usual, may be in short supply this spring, so you will want to get your orders in early. Several BCBA members offer packages and nucs. Here are the ones we know about: Howard Kerr (865) 982-6750 Coley O’Dell (865) 556-1345 (more information here) Stephanie Tarwater (865) 805-1994 There may be other members toContinue reading “BCBA members offering bee packages”

Winter for the beekeeper: It’s time to think about spring, summer

With winter approaching (in some places it’s already here), the beekeeper has two jobs: Make sure the bees in your hives have plenty of food. Think about about what’s going to happen in your apiary in the spring and summer. Neither of these jobs involves a lot of work at this point, but they shouldn’tContinue reading “Winter for the beekeeper: It’s time to think about spring, summer”