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”

From The Hill: UT’s John Skinner writes about efforts to study cranberries and their pollinators


University of Tennessee State Apiculturist John Skinner has recently been part of a research project to find out more about the pollination of cranberries and other berries in the eastern United States. Below is his report, which was originally published in The Hive Tool, the newsletter of the Tennessee Beekeepers Association. The Amazing Cranberry –Bogs,Continue reading “From The Hill: UT’s John Skinner writes about efforts to study cranberries and their pollinators”

From the Hive Tool: Regional reports from around Tennessee


The Tennessee Beekeepers Association newsletter, The Hive Tool, showed up the other day with, as usual, a wealth of information about beekeeping in the state. We’ll be passing some of it on to you over the next week or two. Here are some parts of some of the regional reports:

TBA program offers equipment grants for new beekeepers


Tennessee Beekeepers Association (TBA) with the help of grant funds from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture will provide the equipment kit for two new beekeepers per club with the local associations purchasing one equipment kit – for a total of three kits per association.