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Tennessee Beekeepers Association 2022 East Regional Conference

  • Saturday, August 27, 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Southeast Trade & Conference Center, 101 Regional Park Dr, Athens, TN 37303

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Welcome to the Tennessee Beekeepers Association East Region's

 2022 Fall Conference!

 Saturday, August 27, 2022

8:00am - 3:00pm Eastern

 Southeast Trade & Conference Center,

101 Regional Park Dr., Athens, TN 37303

The East Region of the Tennessee Beekeepers Associations invites you to our 2022 Fall Conference featuring Dr. Geoffrey Williams, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University and President of the Bee Informed Partnership.

Registration: $10 for TBA members or $15 for non-members. Price is per person. 

Students up to 16 years of age - free

Note there is no registration fee for children AGES 7-16. Please be considerate of speakers, fellow attendees, & vendors, by making off-campus arrangements for infants & children under the AGE of 7.

Not a TBA member? It's easy to join and is just $20 for a single one year membership.


There will be food trucks available to purchase lunch.

10 Different Educational Programs for Beekeepers of All Levels

8:50-9:00 Opening Remarks

9:00-9:45 Geoffrey Williams: Keep Your bees Alive by Listening to The Bee Informed Partnership

Melissa Kinser: Welcome to the World of Beekeeping - An in depth look at a live colony of bees

10:00-10:45 Jay Heselschwerdt: Bee Diseases: How to Diagnose and Treat

Chris Kinser: Live demo and class on how to graft queens.

11:00-11:45 Geoffrey Williams: Best management practices: the Varroa Mite

Cathy Lowden: How to Get Started in Beekeeping

11:45-1:00 Lunch

1OO-1:45 Larry Millet: Novel Hive Structures for Treatment Free Sustainable Beekeeping

Steve Sweeney: How to Inspect for Tracheal Mites (live demo)

2:00-2:45 Geoffrey Williams: Honey Bee Reproductive Toxicology – Effects of Neonicotinoids

Coley O’Dell: What to do if your Hive is Queen-less

2:45 -3:00 Closing Remarks

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