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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!

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.

Joe Conti 706-614-6890





NOTE: We presently don't have anyone who is certified (per new GA law) that can remove bees from to contact Georgia Bee Removal for their (charge) services at

MONDAY, May 15th, 2023

Farm Bureau, 7PM

Guest Speaker:

Olivia Menard


Some Notable Bee Scientists

Olivia Menard is a UGA Master Beekeeper in Lawrenceville, GA. She serves on a few committees for GBA, and is a member of bee clubs located in Gwinnett, Banks, and Clarke Counties. Her presentation will focus on how several bee scientists first figured out some of the things we know and use in beekeeping today.

It should be an educational experience!

Hope to see you there!

Board of Directors for 2023!

President - Joe Conti

Vice President - Cory Momany

Treasurer - Georgia McPeak

Secretary - Susan Wilhelm

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!


Upcoming speakers/events:


May 13th: Marigold Festival  (OCBC booth; honey sales)


May 15th: Olivia Menard (how bee researchers figure out stuff!)

June 19th: Cory Momany (demonstrations and creations using wax)

July 17th: Jennifer Berry (TBD)

Saturday, May 13th: Marigold Festival

                         (Winterville GA)

OCBC will have a booth with educational materials, live bees, and honey sales. Bring a chair, sit awhile, and talk bees!

Save the Honey Bees License Plate is Now Live! 


Make sure to order through the GBA website!

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