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BeeMaster Program

The Tennessee Beekeeping Program is an educational beekeeping school.


  • The schedule and registion is online at UTIA's eMarketplace.

Download the complete schedule at this link

Details: Hobbiest Beemaster

Savannah, Tn
Tennessee Valley Electric Coop (TVEC), 590 Florence Rd Savannah, Tn
3/6 6:30pm-9:30pm; 3/7 9am-5pm; 3/8 9am-5pm

Cookeville, Tn
Hyder Burks Pavillion, 2390 Gainesboro Grade, Cookeville, Tn
3/27 6:30pm-9:30pm; 3/28 9am-5pm; 3/29 9am-5pm

Winchester, Tn
Franklin County Extension Office, 406 Joyce Lane, Winchester, Tn 37398
4/3 6:30pm-9:30pm; 4/4 9am-5pm; 4/5 9am-5pm

Knoxville, Tn
Knoxville UT Ag Campus, Plant Biotech Bldg Rm 156/157
4/21 7pm-9:30pm; 4/22 7pm-9;30pm; 5/24 7pm-9:30pm; 4/25 7pm-9:30pm; 4/26 9am-5PM

Mountain City, Tn
Johnson County Health Dept. 715 W. Main St, Mountain City, Tn
5/15 6:30pm-9:30pm; 5/16 9am-5pm; 5/17 9am-5pm

All that is required of you to attend is curiosity, ambition to become a beekeeper and pre-registration.

The Hobbyist Level is an entry level class designed to provide information on how to become and succeed as a beekeeper.

Find out what you need to do to get started in beekeeping.

Learn about different types of equipment.

Build a Frame.

Learn about diseases and pests.

The class also provides an update on pest control and new management strategies.

Learn from other beekeepers.

Spend a day in the apiary with John Skinner for a hands-on experience.

You should bee there!

Disclaimer: thought processes may be required.