World Bee Day festival returns to White Bluff

The Dickson Bee Club is hosting the 2nd Annual World Bee Day Festival on Saturday, August 20 at White Bluff.

The family-friendly event includes beekeeping classes, children’s activities, arts and crafts vendors, local farms selling fresh produce, food trucks, live music, and lots of local honey.

The festival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bibb-White Bluff Civic Center, is one of the Dickson Bee Club’s annual fundraisers to help the club maintain its hives, run beginner beekeeping courses , speakers, etc.

The date of the festival comes from World Bee Day and National Bee Day, which is the third Saturday of every August. The day is meant to recognize both the bee and the beekeepers.

The Dickson Bee Club, which was founded in 2010 as the Three Rivers Bee Association, is a nonprofit organization of beekeepers in Dickson County and Middle Tennessee that aims to “promote sustainable beekeeping practices through mentorships and training courses for new beekeepers”.

The club holds regular meetings from 6 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month with guest speakers and maintains four teaching hives. The meetings are open to anyone interested in bees and beekeeping.

For more club information, visit dicksonbeeclub.com.

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