Oglethorpe County Bee Club
Helping Mother Nature, One Colony at a Time
Join the Club!
Please fill our membership form to join or renew membership. Click the Membership tab above to go to the CheddarUp website for processing.
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. We presently don't have anyone who is certified that 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
MONDAY, February20, 2023
Farm Bureau, 7PM
Immunization of Bees to Foulbrood
Annette Kleiser is a researcher at Dalan Animal Health in Athens, Georgia.
She and her coworkers have worked out a technique for immunizing honey bees against American Foulbrood, a bacterial disease that requires a total destruction of a colony if it is found to be infected.
The technique used may also prove valuable for immunizing bees against European Foulbrood infections, which can be troublesome, but doesn't require total destruction of a colony.
Hope to see you there!
Board of Directors for 2023!
President - Joe Conti
Vice President - Cory Momany
Treasurer - Georgia McPeak
Secretary - Susan Wilhelm
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!
February: Annette Kleiser (immunity to foulbrood)
March: Harold Lanier (swarms)
April: Mary Lacksen (nucs)
May: Olivia Menard (topic to be determined)
June: Cory Momany (open session)
****DUES FOR 2023 ARE DUE****
($12 Per Immediate Family Per Year)
Save the Honey Bees License Plate is Now Live!
Make sure to order through the GBA website!