Beekeeping

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  800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203

 We are open Thursdays - Mondays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., allowing 150 guests per hour. We strongly encourage buying your tickets in advance.
We will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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Beekeeping

What's the buzz?

Step up to our glass-enclosed beehive located on the third floor! See if you can identify the three different types of bees (workers, drones, and our queen) while watching as hundreds of bees travel in and out of the colony and perform a variety of jobs from feeding young bees to collecting pollen and nectar to making honey.

Try to locate the queen bee. HINT: She's the one with the painted dot on her back. She may be difficult to find since she's quite a busy lady.  She lays close to 3,000 eggs per day!

NEW! Discover the REAL tools that beekeepers use to keep their hives healthy and happy. From a display of a real beekeeper's suit to a benton cage (queen bee transportation box), you can open a drawer to the wonders of beekeeping!

 Maintained by the Nashville Area Beekeepers Association.

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And the generous support of individual donors, like you.