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 August 17th at 7:00pm

Dr. Samuel Ramsey 

will be Presenting


Dr. Samuel Ramsey is best known for his discovery that mites ride honey bees at the bottom segments of their abdomens, between the plates.  In this location, they consume the honey bees' fat bodies.  His studies flipped the world's view of how mites infest bees and demonstrated that we don't see the majority of phoretic mites.  The consumption of fat bodies also explains why the mites devastate the bees and trigger unusual changes in their roles within the hive.

This meeting is jointly sponsored with the Eastern Piedmont Beekeepers Association, 


Beginning beekeepers may join at 6:30 pm to ask questions and socialize prior to the start of the regular meeting!


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).

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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



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

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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