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

    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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    • Saturday, October 08, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Dayspring Academy 2838 Heights Circle Dr Greenbrier TN

    TBA North Middle TN Conference

    Spend the day learning about bees, bee behavior, beekeeping techniques and hive management. If you have ever thought about keeping bees and don't know where to start, or if you have bees and would like an in-depth dive into more advanced topics, this is the event for you!

    Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Thomas Seeley, who will join us for a dynamic zoom presentation as well as Q&A. He captivates his audiences as he shares his knowledge of honeybee behavior. He is a renowned author and Horace White Professor in Biology in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University, as well as recipient of the Humboldt Prize in Biology in 2001. This will be a rare opportunity to ask questions to a world renowned honeybee expert, something no beekeeper should miss.

    We will have additional live speakers, vendors, club booths, and exhibits of products from the hive.

    Sign up to participate in live hive inspections and drone marking. Hive inspections are limited so they are first come first serve! Bring a veil and clean gloves and protective clothing.

Past events

Friday, March 04, 2022 Tennessee Beekeepers Association 2022 Spring Conference
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