Tennessee Beekeepers Association (TBA) has 44 affiliated associations with 1,058 members (as of July 8, 2022). It only takes six dues-paying members to join TBA for the association to be affiliated and have a seat on our Board of Directors. (The TBA website lists ALL beekeeping organizations, regardless of TBA affiliation, for the benefit of prospective beekeepers.) There are benefits to local clubs who become affiliated with the TBA.
TBA members receive the bimonthly TBA Hive Tool newsletter, via email. It informs members of upcoming local happenings around the state. Many clubs share pictures and articles of their local events for all to enjoy. It has articles about beekeeping and the latest topics of interest to beekeepers. It serves, in part, as a unified voice of beekeepers all over the state.
2022 Allotment information
TBA-affiliated local associations may apply for a $400 allotment in 2022 that may be used for educational purposes to promote beekeeping and/or knowledge about bees within the club and/or the community. A written request from the local association must be submitted to its Regional Vice President. Purchases must be made by September 30, 2022. Reimbursement requests are due by October 15, 2022.
TBA also approved an allotment of up to $2,500 for each of the five regions to hold an event in late summer/fall 2022. The events are also to promote beekeeping and/or knowledge about bees within the club and/or the community.
Please contact your Regional Vice President if you have questions about either allotment.