37 Putnam county Tennessee area beekeepers (and future beekeepers) met tonight in Cookeville TN to found a bee keepers association. Proposed By-Laws were distributed and a second meeting was scheduled for 6:00 PM Thursday Dec. 9 to be held in South hall on the Tennessee Tech Cookeville campus – room to be announced. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to attend.
Based upon a show of hands about half of us present tonight already have bees – from a few hives to at least one person with over 100 hives. Those who are just getting started should have lots of opportunities to benefit from associating with more established beekeepers, and everyone can profit from the diversity of talents and ideas – as well as the buying power – of an association.