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


Monday, May 16th, 2022

at Farm Bureau


  • doors open at 6:45pm

  • meeting begins 7:00pm


Long Langstroth Hives


Cory Momany

Cory Momany (Georgia Journeyman and Vice President of the club) will discuss how modern beekeeping methods can be adapted to a Long Langstroth Hive. He will cover topics like the benefits and disadvantages, what features are helpful, queen rearing, supering, and swarm control. He will also compare the Long Langstroth to other horizontal hives (Lazutin, Top Bar).

Upcoming topic-June 20th

To be decided

Board of Directors for 2022!

President - Joe Conti

Vice President - Cory Momany

Treasurer - Georgia McPeak

Communication - Elizabeth Gingle

At-Large - Mike Conner

At-Large Steven King

Librarian - Bruce Breedlove

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!

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Save the Honey Bees License Plate is Now Live! 



Make sure to order through the GBA website!


Marigold Festival!


Winterville, Sat. May 14

The Oglethorpe County Bee Club will have a booth with educational materials and some honey for sale.


Come and meet us!

New Beekeepers!

Young Harris Beekeeping Institute (UGA) at Young Harris College, Young Harris GA

May 18-21

Honey Bee Swarms

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

Contact Communications email if you want your name here. We presently don't have anyone who can remove bees from buildings...best to contact Georgia Bee Removal for their paid services at gabeeremoval.com

Joe Conti 706-614-6890
David Johnson 706-201-8461

Background image from WallpaperCave by caveman.
Honey Image from Pexels

Questions? Comments? Concerns? 


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