Oglethorpe County Bee Club
Helping Mother Nature, One Colony at a Time
Join the Club!
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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!
MEETS ARE NOW BEING HOSTED ON ZOOM!
September 20th at 6:30
"CBZ: Developing an Affordable Hive Monitoring System"
The Oglethorpe County Bee Club will be hosted on Zoom. The link will be sent through email.
Madeleine Schwab is a senior-year biological engineering student at the University of Georgia. She has recently completed her capstone project, developing a hive monitoring device. Madeleine and her senior capstone team successfully developed a novel method of collecting and analyzing honey bee movement in and out of a Langstroth hive. This functional and affordable prototype counts individual bees using trained AI software and 3D-printed hardware. In this presentation, she will delve into the research she conducted in order to develop the final prototype: CBZ.
Board of Directors for 2021!
President - Cory Momany
Vice President - Madeleine Schwab
Secretary - Joe Conti
Treasurer - Barbara Read
Communications - Elizabeth Gingle
At-Large - Georgia McPeak
At-Large - Steven King
Background image from WallpaperCave by caveman.
Honey Image from Pexels
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!
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:
David Johnson 706-201-8461
Swarms up to 10'
Athens-Clarke, Oglethorpe, & Oconee
Joe Conti 706-614-6890
GBA Honey & Beeswax Show WINNERS
2nd Place Light Extracted Honey
Commendable Medium Extracted Honey
Very Highly Commendable Light Honey
1st Place Beeswax Bars
1st Place Beeswax Blocks
1st Place Black Jar