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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!

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.

Joe Conti 706-614-6890





NOTE: We presently don't have anyone who is certified (per new GA law) that can remove bees from to contact Georgia Bee Removal for their services at

Check back again in the future when some of our members may be certified for structural removals.

OCBC Meeting Monday,

November 20th, 2023

Join us for a very informational talk by Dr. Joerg Mayer of The University of Georgia.

Topic: The Apiary Program at the Vet School of UGA.

The talk will introduce the concept of apitherapy and how it is used to treat exotic animals at UGA. The talk will focus on the use of honey and bee venom to treat a variety of conditions.

As usual, we will have snacks, and a raffle following the meeting.

Hope to see you there!

Board of Directors for 2023!

President - Joe Conti

Vice President - Cory Momany

Treasurer - Georgia McPeak

Secretary - Susan Wilhelm

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!


Upcoming Events:

November 20th:

Joerg Mayer "Apitherapy"

December 18th: Christmas Potluck


Make sure to order through the GBA website!

Save the Honey Bees License Plate is Now Live! 

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