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!

          PLEASE NOTE:

The multi-club honey bee jamboree on October 22nd has been cancelled due to too many conflicts from various clubs on that day.

We will possibly try again for a spring jamboree.

 OCBC meeting:


October 17th

(at the Farm Bureau)

Guest Speaker:

Keith Fielder


"Making Creamed Honey"

Creamed honey, also known as whipped honey, is a thick, spreadable honey that can easily be made from your own honey at home.

Keith is an experienced honey judge, and will discuss how to make this tasty product.

In fact, Keith has agreed to do some honey tasting of your own honey, to possibly identify the floral sources that your bees got it from.

So bring a small container of your honey if you are interested.

Testing will be before and after the meeting.

(I will have refractometer available for testing moisture content as well)

Doors open at 6:30.

Finally, CONGRATS to

Dan Long

2022 GBA

Beekeeper of the Year!

(see gray box below left)

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CONGRATULATIONS to one of our members, and also President of the Eastern Piedmont Beekeepers, DAN LONG, for being selected as the 2022


for the STATE OF GEORGIA at the GBA Fall Conference!

           What an honor!

        Well deserved, Dan!

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!



We are starting to take nominations for:

Pres, VP, Sec, Treas, Librarian, Comm, and 2 At-Large positions.

If you are interested,  contact:



Do it soon, since we need to have a slate of nominees ready by the November meeting, and a vote at the December meeting. 

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

It's not too far until CHRISTMAS!

Come join us at the Maxey's GA Christmas parade on December 3, from about 10-1pm.

We will have a booth with honey for sale along with educational materials. Want to sell your honey? Bring it!

Background image from WallpaperCave by caveman.
Honey Image from Pexels

Questions? Comments? Concerns? 


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