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University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Hosting Master Beekeeping Series

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will be hosting a series of master beekeeping classes around the state beginning next week and continuing into June.

The classes will feature hands-on training at a bee yard, and presentations and lectures will cover bee biology and behavior, disease and pest management, tools and equipment and tips on improving beekeeping skills.

The master beekeeper program is aimed at increasing the knowledge and skill of beekeepers as well as improving the overall health of the bee industry.

The first class will be held on May 13 and May 14 at the Plant Biotech Building on the UT campus in Knoxville. Classes in June will be held in Charlotte, Winchester, Lawrenceburg and Cookeville.

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