Contact your local extension agent. I know there are beekeepers around your area, but don't know their names. My hus. is a beekeeper, but we live in Hardeman Co. which is in west TN. Good luck with your beekeeping. My hus. really enjoys it. LIZ
Rutherford county has a beekeepers group. It is called Rutherford Country Beekeepers Association. We meet on the first Monday of every month at 7PM in the Agriculture building that is located on the frontage road of I-24 between Sam's and exit 78. It is next door to the SPCA building. We will be meeting tomorrow night July 6th. Please come. If you want to be included on our email reminder list, please send me your name and email address and I will add you to the group mailing which I send out each month.