Nashville Area Beekeepers Association

 Nashville Area Beekeepers Association

Bringing beekeepers together in Middle Tennessee for over 60 years.

ADVANCED BEEKEEPING WINTER WORKSHOP 

Ellington Agriculture Center, Jones Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee Sponsored by Nashville Area Beekeeper's Association

JANUARY 18, 2014

The NASHVILLE AREA BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION ("NABA") is sponsoring a workshop presented by PHIL CRAFT, CLARENCE COLLISON, AND KENT WILLIAMS This workshop is designed for those that want increase their knowledge of raising honey bees..  The course is open to everyone with an interest.  It will begin on Saturday, January 18, 2014, at 8:30 am and conclude at 3:00 pm.  The subject matter will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  •             Class #1-RAISING QUEENS FOR THE HOBBYIST

  •             Class #2-VARROA MITE BIOLOGY & CONTROL

  •             Class #3-HOW TO IDENTIFY COMMON QUEEN PROBLEMS

  •             Class #4-REDUCING COLONY LOSS

  •             Class #5-COLONY MANAGEMENT FOR MAXIMUM HONEY PRODUCTION

  •             Class #6 HONEY BEE NUTRITION

  •             Class #7 APPLYING THE BASICS OF HONEY BEE BIOLOGY

  •             Class #8 INCREASING COLONIES

  •             Class #9 SWARM PREVENTION

 Kent Williams is President of the Lake Barkley Beekeepers in Wingo, Ky., past president  of the Eastern Apiculture Society (EAS), a EAS master beekeeper and a frequent speaker at EAS, Heartland Beekeepers Society (HAS) and many other regional and state conferences. Kent maintains around 400 colonies in Kentucky and Mississippi. He has for several years raised his own queens from survivor hives which he uses to make nucs and requeen established colonies.

 Phil Craft, retired Kentucky state Apiarist who served from1999 to 2011 and has been keeping bees much of his life. Phil has a website devoted to the art and science of beekeeping.(http://philcrafthivecraft.com). Phil is featured monthly in BEE CULTURE MAGAZINE.

 Clarence Collison is an Emeritus Professor of Entomology and Department Head Emeritus of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS. Clarence is featured monthly in BEE CULTURE MAGAZINE.

The presenting individuals have decades of experience and would like to share their knowledge with those who are interested in advancing their beekeeping skills. The workshop will be limited to the first 100 registered participants.  

 The fee to attend all sessions is Twenty Five Dollars ($25) and is payable to the NABA. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED BY NABA.(Corky’s) The Application Form is located on the website which is www.nashbee.org.  Please join us on this day! Lot’s of fun and fellowship. Numerous door prizes. Vendors(Ed Johnson Bees, Wolf Creek Bees, Bon Aqua Springs Woodenware, and Kelley’s). For additional information, please contact Joel White (615) 308-3776.

 

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