The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Our mission is to advance scientific knowledge and to provide science-based information to improve the sustainability of food
and fiber production, protection of natural resources and the lives of all the people in Tennessee and across the world.



Master Beekeeper courses are hosted by county extension offices. Any of these courses will count towards TAEP requirements.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the Master Beekeeping Program classes are currently on hold until we have more information about when Extension activities will resume. We hope to have an update soon! Thank you for your patience.


In the meantime, please consider attending a free, online beekeeping series to continue learning about bees and beekeeping! UT Apiculture is proud to be a part of this team!

***Click on the flyer to go to the registration page or click the links listed below the flyer.

Please fill out the Interest Form to assist with the future planning of classes.

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Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda

2505 E.J. Chapman Drive
207 Ellington Plant Sciences Building
Knoxville, TN 37996


Recent Happenings


Alabama Cooperative Extension Services 25th Annual Beekeeping Symposium – Clanton, AL February 1, 2020


American Beekeeping Federation Conference & American Bee Research Conference – Schaumburg, IL January 8-11, 2020
Looking forward to hearing the latest in bee research and beekeeping and sharing a research study conducted in TN!


Extension Agent In-service Trainings
Had a great time working with TN’s Extension agents! We are working on increasing assistance for beekeepers across the state!

Entomological Society of America Annual Conference – St. Louis, MO November 8-17-20, 2019


Dr. Tsuruda and Dr. Juliana Rangel (Texas A&M) are looking forward to the exciting symposium they have organized on the importance of advocating for research-based information for beekeepers. Great speakers from across North America presenting on topics with common misconceptions in the beekeeping world.