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. (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 Monday, February 17th, Keith Delaplane Will Be Presenting!




Professor Keith Delaplane was introduced to beekeeping when his father bought him a beginner’s kit when he was 13 growing up in Indiana. He kept bees and produced honey through high school and college and after graduating from Purdue University he moved to Louisiana where he completed all six years of graduate school at LSU under the supervision of Dr. John Harbo. Keith joined the faculty of UGA in 1990 and has spent his career studying honey bee pollination, disease management, mating behaviors and social evolution.

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

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 (danielreidlong@gmail.com) or

Cory Momany (flyingpigshoney@gmail.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.

Class Schedule:

February 29, Introduction to beekeeping, equipment, and honey bee biology; Location: 1151 Clairmont Place, Watkinsville, 30677

March 28, What to do with your new bees: installation, inspections, and dealing with varroa;

Location: 431 Hale Ln., Athens, GA 30607

April 25, How to keep your bees: swarm control, splits, supering, queens;

Location: 11 Dogwood Drive, Colbert Ga 30628

May 30, Honey harvesting and processing, Location: 1151Clairmont Place, Watkinsville, 30677

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;

Location: TBA

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