If you’ve ever been interested in beekeeping, here’s your chance to learn more. This Saturday, March 2, the Cumberland County Beekeepers Association will be conducting a one-day Intro to Beekeeping short course from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the U.T. Plateau AgResearch & Education Center, 320 Experiment Station Road (off Highway 70 N) in Crossville.
The session is free and open to anyone interested in beekeeping, as well as brand-new beekeepers. It’s a great way to learn the ins and outs of this fascinating hobby. Participants 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Walk-ins are welcome, but organizers would prefer you RSVP, so they can get a rough idea of how many to expect. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Following is the schedule for the day’s events:
8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00-9:10 a.m. Welcome and Intro to the Smoker Contest
9:10-9:20 a.m. Smoker Contest
9:20-9:55 a.m. Joys of Beekeeping
10:05-10:30 a.m. Protective Clothing
10:30-10:40 a.m. Smoker Contest Finale
10:05-10:40 a.m. Obtaining Bees
11:25-12 noon Essential Beekeeping Equipment
Noon-12:30 p.m. First Three Years of Beekeeping