Beekeeping and Pesticides

I’ve been reading a lot about this issue, and it’s complicated, and yes of course controversial.   I’ve found that unfortunately this act has very little chance of passing.  BUT, I believe it’s important that we as beekeepers (and food eaters) let our representatives know that we care about our pollinators and an uncontaminated food supply and that there are other voices out here that don’t agree with the current state of our agriculture and the overuse of pesticides.  So, here’s my article.

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Join the TN Bee Keepers Association

Why Should I join the TBA? You might ask.  Well, for one thing if you are a new Honey bee keeper and you would like to participate in the drawing for a complete beginning bee keepers kit (Hive setup, gloves, veil, smoker, etc…) They you MUST be a member of the TN Bee Keepers Association.

Also, as a member you will get discounts to various events throughout the year such as the Heartland Apiary Society Conference  which will be here in Cookeville this July, and the Fall TBA Conference which will also be in Cookeville.  The TBA also helps to sponsor things like our upcoming local Beginners Honey Bee Keeping Class.

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