Oglethorpe County Bee Club

Helping Mother Nature, One Colony at a Time

Monthly Meetings

Come join the Oglethorpe County Bee Club, the third Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Georgia Farm Bureau, 925 Athens Rd., Crawford, Ga. — just a short drive east of Athens. We hope you'll attend!

Questions? Comments? Concerns? 


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This Month Bob Binnie Will Be Presenting!

The Oglethorpe County Bee Club will have its regular meeting on Monday, January 20th, at the Farm Bureau, 925 Athens Rd, Crawford, GA. The meeting will begin at 7 pm and doors open at 6:15 pm.  Bob Binnie, owner of Blue Ridge Honey Company, will present a talk on "The Importance of Removing Old Comb from the Hive and Properties of Honey". Bob is a past President of the Georgia Beekeepers Association, has served as President of several bee clubs, and was voted the 2003 Georgia Beekeeper of the Year.

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

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

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1/8 cup organic apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup water

4 lb bag sugar

1/2 tsp citric acid

Mix and place in a pan, 

press mixture in pan to 1/2 inch thick,

place in oven at 170 for 3 hours,

cool overnight.

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