Oglethorpe County Bee Club

Helping Mother Nature, One Colony at a Time

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Monthly Meetings
Beekeeper with Bees

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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Make sure to order through the GBA website!

September 20th at 6:30

Madeleine Schwab


 "CBZ: Developing an Affordable Hive Monitoring System"

The Oglethorpe County Bee Club will be hosted on Zoom. The link will be sent through email.

Madeleine Schwab is a senior-year biological engineering student at the University of Georgia. She has recently completed her capstone project, developing a hive monitoring device. Madeleine and her senior capstone team successfully developed a novel method of collecting and analyzing honey bee movement in and out of a Langstroth hive. This functional and affordable prototype counts individual bees using trained AI software and 3D-printed hardware. In this presentation, she will delve into the research she conducted in order to develop the final prototype: CBZ.

Board of Directors for 2021!

President - Cory Momany

Vice President - Madeleine Schwab

Secretary - Joe Conti

Treasurer - Barbara Read

Communications - Elizabeth Gingle

At-Large - Georgia McPeak

At-Large Steven King

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Honey Image from Pexels

OCBC Honey Sales!!

We are starting something new!

If you are interested in purchasing local honey from members of the club, please reach out to Elizabeth at



She will pair you with a beekeeper that is local to your area!


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:

David Johnson 706-201-8461
  • Swarms up to 10'
  • Athens-Clarke, Oglethorpe, & Oconee
Joe Conti  706-614-6890
  • Swarms!


GBA Honey & Beeswax Show WINNERS


2nd Place Light Extracted Honey


Commendable Medium Extracted Honey


Very Highly Commendable Light Honey


1st Place Beeswax Bars


1st Place Beeswax Blocks


1st Place Black Jar