Oglethorpe County Bee Club
Helping Mother Nature, One Colony at a Time
Come join the Oglethorpe County Bee Club, the third Monday of every month at
7 p.m. (doors open at 6:15 p.m.) at the Georgia Farm Bureau, 925 Athens Rd., Crawford, Ga. — just a short drive east of Athens. We hope you'll attend!
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On July 20th at 7:00pm
Dr. Jennifer Leavey
will be presenting
"Using Technology to Monitor Bees"
Dr. Jennifer Leavey is the Integrated Science Curriculum Coordinator for the Georgia Tech College of Sciences where she has served as a faculty member in the School of Biological Sciences since 2005. She grew up in Decatur and earned her B.S. from Georgia Tech in 1995 and Ph.D. from Emory in 2001. She is the director of the Georgia Tech Urban Honey Bee Project, an interdisciplinary educational initiative with the goal of recruiting and retaining students in STEM careers through the study of how urban habitats affect honey bee health and how technology can be used to study bees.
Upcoming August Speaker: Dr. Samuel Ramsey
Beginning beekeepers may join at 6:30 pm to ask questions and socialize prior to the start of the regular meeting!
Due to COVID-19 this meeting will be hosted online to assist in social distancing. The link for the ZOOM meeting will be sent through email to paid members. Anyone who would like to pay dues may reach out to Barbara Reed (for check payment) or Cory Momany (for Venmo payment).
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Beekeeping Intro Course!
The Oglethorpe County Bee Club and Eastern Piedmont Beekeepers Association will present an introductory beekeeping program starting Saturday, February 29 and continuing monthly through July. The educational program will feature presentations and hands-on beekeeping experiences for beginners and those more advanced. The classes are FREE. Come to one class or all of them and learn all about beekeeping. For registration, RSVP to Dan Long (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Cory Momany (email@example.com, 706-296-9617). All classes cover different topics and take place Saturday afternoons, 1-4 PM, in different locations. Bring proper bee keeping attire: veil, gloves, and jacket or long-sleeve shirt.
February 29, Introduction to beekeeping, equipment, and honey bee biology; Location: 1151 Clairmont Place, Watkinsville, 30677
March 28 CANCELLED
April 25 CANCELLED
May 30, Honey harvesting and processing, Location: ZOOM
June 27, Summer management: mite treatments, nutrition and feeding supplements;
Location: 11 Dogwood Drive, Colbert Ga 30628
July 25, Honey bee diseases and winter preparations;
Board of Directors for 2020!
President - Cory Momany
Vice President - Madeleine Schwab
Secretary - Carol Williamson
Treasurer - Barbara Read
Communications - Elizabeth Gingle
At-Large - Joe Conti & Steven King
Honey Bee Removal
We have several beekeepers who you may call if you need honey bees removed. If you have a bee swarm or honey bees in a building and need help, please call one of the following:
Joe Conti 706-614-6890
David Johnson 706-201-8461
Swarms up to 10'
Athens-Clarke, Oglethorpe, & Oconee