In-Person Domestic Kitchen Course – April 27 – Nashville
The Domestic Kitchen – Tennessee Food Safety Certification Course will be offered by the Department of Food Science and Technology on April 27, 2012 at the Ellington Agricultural Center Ed Jones Auditorium. The course begins at 8:30am and ends at 4pm CST. Pre-registration is mandatory. There is a $100 registration fee.
Clients planning to attend should mail the attached registration form and a check or money order payable to The University of Tennessee to:
Discussion has begun regarding the studies noted in the above links. Some scientists believe the design of the studies was flawed making the inference that neonicotinoids are damaging to honeybees uncertain. As I understand the questions and objections to these studies, those who area objecting are not saying that neonicotinoids may not be damaging to honeybees - they just don't believe that these particular studies do not support the contention that they are killing bees or causing them harm. Stay tuned for more as this story unfolds.
We are asking you to take a few minutes to take a survey and share your thoughts of how the club can help you be a more knowledgeable and effective beekeeper or bee products creator/user. I estimate it will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. There is one question that is long but I ask you to work through it as this is at the heart of potential topics we might discuss and investigate in the coming months at our meetings.
Your opinion counts and we want to be sure we're targeting topics that you want at the meetings and are providing you with the kind of help you want and need.
Only one survey per person please, though we can accept multiple surveys from the same household from different, interested family members.
Please take the survey right now so it doesn't get 'lost' in your mailbox - I'm asking you complete it by April 22, 2012 (in the next 2 weeks) so there will be enough time to look at the results and have them ready for May's meeting.
Thanks to each of you! Your bees will thank you too!