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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No October Meeting!

We encourage you to attend the GBA Fall Virtual Meeting!

 

Due to the proximity of OCBC's meeting to GBA's biannual conference, we have decided to cancel this month's meeting. GBA has lowered the cost to increase accessibility for the virtual conference. It is $15 for two full days of wonderful speakers.

Dates:

September 25th and 26th

Registration Link:

https://gba17.wildapricot.org/event-2710132

 

Due to COVID-19 this meeting will be hosted online to assist in social distancing. The link for the ZOOM meeting will be sent through email to paid members. Anyone who would like to pay dues may reach out to Barbara Read (for check payment) or Cory Momany (for Venmo payment).

For more information about the corona virus visit

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Bee Safe!

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 CANCELLED 

April 25 CANCELLED

May 30, Honey harvesting and processing, Location: ZOOM

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

Save the Honey Bees License Plate is Now Live! 

http://www.gabeekeeping.com/

Make sure to order through the GBA website!

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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

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