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!

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Monday, February 21, 2022

at Farm Bureau


  • doors open at 6:45pm

  • meeting begins 7:00pm



Joe Conti

Our first in-person meeting at the Farm Bureau will involve a brief Powerpoint Presentation on the causes of swarming, and some of Tom Seeley's research on the inner workings of a swarm. 

*Please cooperate!

It is strongly advised that you wear a mask when inside*

tentative upcoming topics:

splitting hives (March)

queen rearing/Hopkins method (April)

Long Langstroth hives (May)

Save the Honey Bees License Plate is Now Live! 



Make sure to order through the GBA website!

Questions? Comments? Concerns? 


To contact us, email


Board of Directors for 2022!

President - Joe Conti

Vice President - Cory Momany

Treasurer - Georgia McPeak

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!


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 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

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