The purpose of the 2023 Tennessee Beekeepers Association (TBA) October 6 & 7 convention scheduled at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is to examine the ancient art of beekeeping in its contemporary form. Toward this end, there will be presentations on the destructive forces that inhibit successful beekeeping, both those within the beekeeper’s immediate control and those external to that control, and how to thrive as a beekeeper in this environment, either as a hobbyist or someone seeking to build a larger enterprise. Accordingly, the keynote addresses will have these themes which will be amplified in the subsequent breakout sessions.
Theme: Keeping Bees-ALIVE!
Dr. Tammy Horn Potter – Flower Power and Beeconomy
Dr. Clarence Collison – Queen Rearing
Dr. Priya Basu – Bee Nutrition and Stressors
Kent Williams – Hive Inspections and Parasite Control
Kristi Cook – Sustainable Beekeeping
Richard Coy – Building a Bee Business
Attendance Fee: $60.00 for adults with children aged 16 and below admitted free of charge.