State Apiarist and Apiculturist


The Tennessee State Apiarist's areas of responsibility include colony inspection, entry permits, moving colonies, maintaining the pollination list and apiary registrations, asssisting with grants for beeking association apiary inspections, collaborative research and education with the State Apiculturist, and other regulatory issues.

Contact State Apiarist Mike Studer for more information at (615) 837-5342 or

The Tennessee State Apiculturist's areas of responsibility include education, research, extension and treatment recommendations.

Contact State Apiculturist Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda for more infomraiton at (865) 974-0209 or

You will find UT Master Beekeeping class offerings, UT honey bee related publications, equipment suppliers, and queen producer contact information on the University of Tennessee's Beekeeping Webpage.