Beekeeping Classes

short course

Many local beekeeping associations will offer a beekeeping “short course”, introductory class, or other sort of bee school. The TBA encourages all beekeepers to take advantage of the fellowship and mentorship offered by local beekeeping clubs. Below are upcoming classes.

Roane/Morgan Beekeepers Short Course – January 14, 2017, 9:00am to 4:00pm, $10 donation per family. At regular meeting location:
TCAT Harriman
1745 Harriman HWY
Harriman, TN 377748

Nashville Area Beekeepers Advanced Winter Workshop – With Jennifer Berry and Clarence Collison. Saturday, January 14, 2017. $30 registration fee includes lunch. Details online:

Memphis Area Beekeepers Association 52nd Annual Beekeeping Short Course is Saturday, January 28, 2017,  8am – 3pm, at the Agricenter, Cordova, TN, in Building C. Cost is $12, which includes a BBQ lunch, and MABA membership. Vist the MABA website to download the registration form.

Lawrence Wayne Beekeepers Association Beginner Beekeeping Workshop – Saturday, January 28, 2017 at David Crockett State Park, Crockett’s Mill Restaurant, 1400 West Gaines St, Lawrenceburg, TN, 8am – 4pm. Cost $30.00 includes: lunch, workbook & door prizes. Space limited, sign up by January 13. To register contact the Lawrence County Extension Office 931-762-5506

Cherokee Beekeepers Association Short Course is Saturday,  January 28, 2017 at the McMinn County Senior Center, 205 McMinn Ave.,  Athens, TN.  Registration 8:00 – 9:00am. Course 9:00am – 1:00pm. Questions, call Michael Coulter 770-883-6000 or email  Website:

North Tennessee Beekeepers Association Short Course is Thursday and Friday, February 2 & 3, 2017 at UT Extension Office, 658 Hartsville Pike, Gallatin, TN. Registration is at 6pm Thursday. Class is 6:30-9:30pm each evening. Limited to 40 participants. $20 registration fee. Email Tracy for registration form:

Cheatham County Beekeepers, Three Rivers Beekeepers and Robertson County Beekeepers will offer “Introduction to Beekeeping” on Friday, February 10, 2017, 6-9pm and “Beekeeping 101” on Saturday, February 11, 2017, 9am-5pm at Jackson’s Chapel Community Center, corner of Hwy 49 and Bowker Rd. in Charlotte TN. Charge for Saturday class is $25, pay at door. Fee includes local club membership and lunch. Pre-registration is required , call UT-TSU Cheatham County Extension Office at 615-792-4420 by February 7.

Highland Rim Beekeepers Short Course is February 18, 2017, 8am – 3pm at Extension Office, 201 Locust Street, McMinnville, TN. Cost is $30 per person or $50 per couple, includes: lunch, local membership, TBA membership and  (1) “Beekeeping in Tennessee” book. Call Kay Storey, 615-904-4401, with questions and to pre-register.

Nashville Area Beekeepers Beginners Refresher Course – Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 9am. Details coming soon at

Rutherford County Beginner Beekeeping Course – March 23-25, 2017, at the Lane Agri-Park, 315 John R. Rice Blvd in Murfreesboro.  Hours are 6:30-9:00 pm on March 23 & 24 and 9:00am12 noon on March 25.