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State Apiarist

State Apiarist Mike StuderTennessee State Apiarist, Michael Studer, Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture, Consumer and Industry Services, Ellington Agricultural Center, Box 40627, Melrose Station, 440 Hogan Road, Porter Bldg., Nashville, TN 37204, (615) 837-5342. E-Mail: Mike.Studer@tn.gov. The State Apiarist’s areas of responsibility include colony inspection, entry permits, moving colonies, pollination list, apiary registration, County or Area Beekeeping Associations Apiary Inspection Grants, collaborative research and education with the State Apiculturist and other regulatory issues. Contact Michael Studer for colony inspection, entry permits, moving colonies, pollination list, apiary registration, County or Area Beekeeping Associations Apiary Inspection Grants and other regulatory issues.

Tennessee State Apiculturist, Dr. John Skinner, The University of Tennessee, Entomology & Plant Pathology Dept, 205 Ellington PSB, 2431 Joe Johnson Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996-4560, (865) 974-7138. E-Mail: jskinner@utk.edu. The State Apiculturist’s areas of responsibility include education, research, extension and treatment recommendations. Contact John Skinner for information and materials related to education, extension, research and treatment recommendations.

UT Beginner Beemaster class offerings, UT honey bee related publications, equipment suppliers, package and queen producer contact information can be found on the University of Tennessee Beekeeping Website.

The Beekeeping in Tennessee publication can be found on the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension website. This gives excellent information to beekeepers as to when and how to do the necessary manipulations to bee colonies to be a successful beekeeper in Tennessee.  Printed copies of this book are available for purchase or download online from the UT e-Marketplace website.