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OCBC Meeting 

Monday, June 17th 2024

Doors open at 6:45pm

Meeting Begins at 7pm  


Farm Bureau 925 Athens Road
, GA 30630

Topic: Bees and Trees: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Speaker: Jimmy Gatt is a Georgia Journeyman beekeeper and the past president of the Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association. He has spoken across the Southeast United States to beekeepers and gardeners and educated many people about what plants are most helpful to honey bees, native bees, and other pollinators. He is also a Trees Atlanta Treekeeper, and has volunteered with Trees Atlanta to help care for Atlanta’s trees and educate the public about the importance of trees. Jimmy works as a software developer and lives in Marietta, Georgia.

Jennifer Berry will also be present selling pollinator plants which raises money for the UGA Bee Lab. Cash or check only.

Join the Club!

Interested in joining our beekeeping community? We would love to have you! Fill out our membership form and become a member or renew your existing membership today! Click on the Membership tab above to be directed to the CheddarUp website for processing. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you to the Oglethorpe County Bee Club!
We Meet Once a Month! 

Come join the Oglethorpe County Bee Club, the third Monday of every month at 

7 p.m. (doors open at 6:45pm) at the Georgia Farm Bureau, 925 Athens Rd., Crawford, Ga. — just a short drive east of Athens. We hope you'll attend!

Save the Honey Bees License Plate is Now Live! 


Make sure to order through the GBA website!

Buy some Honey! 

Elizabeth Mackey 706-224-3615

Beekeeper with Bees

Questions? Comments? Concerns? 


To contact us, email

Honey Bee Swarms

This space is reserved for members interested in removing low-hanging (up to 10 feet) swarms in Athens and surrounding counties. Service is usually free unless otherwise noted by the beekeeper.

If you would like to volunteer your services here please contact us ( by email.

  • Elizabeth Mackey 706-224-3615


NOTE: We presently don't have anyone who is certified (per new GA law) that can remove bees from to contact Georgia Bee Removal for their services at

Check back again in the future when some of our members may be certified for structural removals.

Board of Directors for 2024!

President - Elizabeth Mackey

Vice President - Paula Bartlett

Treasurer - Georgia McPeak

Secretary - Susan Wilhelm

At-Large - Mike Conner

At-Large -  Elizabeth Gingle

Librarian - Ashley Wright

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