CENTENNIAL PARK BEES & HONEY
As part of the Centennial Park Revitalization, our park is now home to several bee hives. The hives, which are located on Lake Watauga’s island, tucked away from park visitors, are thriving. They are key to pollinating existing plants, as well as new trees and shrubs being planted throughout the revitalization.
Local experts, Nashville Area Beekeepers Association, are maintaining the hives for us and we expect to bottle and sell the honey in the Parthenon gift shop in summer 2019. In the meantime, we are selling honey from our friends at Williams Honey Farm.
Special thanks to Tim Netsch and Tara Armistead for introducing the bees to Centennial Park and to Metro Parks for funding their initial care. Thanks to the many generous individuals who devote their time to care for Centennial Park's bees, including Dr. Seth Cooper, Dr. Deb Lannigan, Tara Armistead, Quick Foy, and Dr. Andrea Pruijssers.
BEEKEEPING IN CENTENNIAL PARK
LEARN MORE ABOUT BEEKEEPING
The Nashville Area Beekeepers Association is a dedicated group of beekeepers in the Nashville area who are eager to encourage and equip those interested in beekeeping. Their goals are to recruit & train beekeepers, educate the public, and be of public service.