Beekeeper Education Program

Article posted on Wed. Jan. 9th, 2013
Beekeeping Course
Beekeeping Course
Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

A 3–part short course series starting in January 2013 will offer introductory level lectures for beginner beekeepers.

You will learn about bee biology, life history, beekeeping, hive management, and the the importance of bees and beekeeping to society. A passing rate of 80% or greater in the course will allow you access to download the electronic BEES Certificate of Completion for the course!

The classes are facilitated by local apiary owner and long–time bee keeper, David Reed, and taught by Dr. David Tarpy of the Beekeeper Education Engagement System (BEES network) of North Carolina State University. Dr. Tarpy is Assistant Professor of Entomoly at N.C.S.U. and State Apiarist for the state of North Carolina. More information about the program is available by clicking here.


Class 1: January 10th, 7–9pm

Class 2: February 7th, 7–9pm

Class 3: March 7th from 7–9pm

Where: Gaining Ground– 55 E. Main Street, #102 Chattanooga, TN 37408

How: To enroll, contact Mr. Reed at 423–413–7359 or Leave your email address and additional information about the course will be sent to you.

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