Welcome to Heart of Georgia Beekeepers!

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month, starting at 7pm, afterward, we hold a door prize(free) and have a raffle to raise money for the club. Raffle items include miscellaneous items such as soaps, vegetables, candles, crafts, products for hives, etc. The meeting location is on the top floor of the UGA Extension Building, 801 Main Street (old courthouse) on the square in downtown Perry.

You may park anywhere around the building but please enter the door on the parking lot side which is across from the New Perry Hotel. Turn left at the top of the stairs and take the next stairs to the top floor. There is also an elevator available at the bottom of the stairs.

Membership fees are $15 per year.

Anyone interested in Beekeeping is encouraged to attend the meetings and there is no obligation to join.  Everyone is welcome!!  Hope to see you soon.

Are you on Facebook?  If so, please look for us!!  Our link is:

 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Heart-Of-Georgia-Beekeepers/1615309585382777

 

 

 

Beekeeping 101

Heart of Georgia Beekeepers Association announces Beekeeping 101 class will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the UGA Extension Office (Old Perry Courthouse) in downtown Perry, GA.Open to everyone interested in Honey Bees. This Saturday morning class will cover honey bees, hives, diseases, splits and much, much more. We will hold class from 9am till noon’ish, break for lunch and then meet at a location yet to be determined to get practical, hands on experience opening and working a real live beehive. This full day introductory class will prepare you and give you confidence to work your nucs when they arrive a few short weeks later.

Click this link https://goo.gl/forms/EhqB6Xm3YVZNAXHI2
to Pre-register for Beekeeping 101.

The cost of this full day beekeeping class is $20 for non-members.

Check in begins at 8:30am with class starting at 9:00am.

Q&A

We’ve had several requests to hold a special meeting outside of our monthly meeting to answer your beekeeping questions. This special meeting would have an informal setting with our experienced beekeepers answering your questions. We were able to find a program that would let us do that, the program is called Slack.  The following is the information that you would need to set up an account.

Please visit www.slack.com, search for
Team Name: Heart Ga Bee
you will be asked to create a username and password, then join us on the last Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

New officers for the New Year.

We would like to thank our past President Tim Smith for his dedication to the club.

We have the following taking over for the new year

President
Rick Moore

Vice President
Broadus Williams

Annual Fall Meeting for GBA

The annual fall meeting for the GBA will be held Sept 18th-19th, in Milledgeville, Ga.  There will be guest speakers, from Oregon, Nebraska and several from all over Georgia.  This meeting will also include a honey show.  The rates are $60.00 for GBA members and $75.00 for non GBA members.  The cost to join the GBA is $15 per year.

Introduction to Beekeeping Class

Hello Everyone. This is the registration for our Beekeeping101 Workshop that is on March 21, 2015.

The Heart of Georgia Beekeepers will present a FREE “Introduction to Beekeeping Class” on March 21, 2015 at the Camp John Hope FFA-FCCLA Center 281 Hope Entrance Rd. Fort Valley, GA 31030. This class is designed for people who are interested in starting beekeeping, those who are just interested in beekeeping, or in gardening. The morning session will be in Classroom from 9:00 AM until 12:00 Noon. Lunch will be at 12:00.The afternoon session will be from 1:00 PM until mid afternoon (4:00 PM) at a nearby bee yard where students will open bee hives, identify bees, learn the parts of a hive, and see the bees at work. We will have protective gloves, veils, and suits for the students. The class is open to all ages.

If you are interested in participating in the class, please take a moment to register through the following link.

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Jmxi_bjwAZPBwFdtR4WnmUxu113TQifn_204LyvFaqg/viewform?usp=send_form

Please make sure you register EVERY person that will be attending the class so we will have a record of EACH person.

We will be having a lunch during the break at the cost of $8.00 per person. If you are interested in the luncheon, please make sure you select lunch when you register for the class. Thanks

Tim