Beekeeping Classes

Many local beekeeping associations will offer a beekeeping class or “short course”. Here are some of the upcoming opportunities.

Overton County Beekeepers Beginning Beekeeping Class will be held Saturday, February 22, 2020, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm at Millard Oakley Public Library, 107 E Main St, Livingston, TN. Cost will $25 per person and can be paid at the door. Lunch will be provided. More information online.

Blount County Beekeepers Association Beekeeping 101 Class (Short Course) will be held Saturday, February 22, 2020, 9am – 3pm at Maryville Church of God, 611 Sherwood Drive, Maryville, TN. Registration begins at 8:30am.

Marshall County Beekeepers Beekeeping for Beginners Class will be offered Friday, March 6, 2020, 6:30 – 9:00 PM and Saturday, March 7, 2020, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the UT Experiment Farm, 1020 New Lake Road, Lewisburg, TN. Cost is $25 which includes local and state membership. Details and registration form online.

The Jackson Area Beekeepers Association Short Course is scheduled for March 7, 2020 at the Madison County UT Extension office, 309 North Pkwy, Jackson, TN 38305. Registration begins at 8:30 AM, program will begin at 9:00 AM and end around 3:00 PM. Lunch is included.

Duck River Beekeepers Association beekeeping school will be held March 9, 10, 12, & 13, 2020 at the Farm Bureau building, 323 Bethany Lane, Shelbyville, TN. Classes will be 7:00 -9:00 each evening. Cost is $40 per person. For information, contact Debra McGill at 931-581-5415 or

CANCELED – Rutherford County Beginner Beekeeping Course is Thursday and Friday, March 19 & 20, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm each evening and Saturday, March 21 9:00 am – Noon. Held at the Lane Agriculture Center Auditorium – 315 John R. Rice Blvd. in Murfreesboro. Cost is $30 for RCBA members, $40 for non-members. Please sign up & pay by March 2. Make Checks Payable to RCBA and mail to: RCBA, c/o Keith Elrod, 12931 Newtown Rd., Unionville, TN 37180. Questions regarding this course? Call Keith or Robbin Elrod @ (615) 274-3725