Welcome to Heart Of Georgia Beekeepers.
We meet on the third Tuesday, of each month. We start the meeting’s at 7pm and they last about an hour. Club membership is $12.00 a year. The meeting’s are held on the top floor of the Houston County Extension Office ( Old Houston County Court House) 801 Main Street Perry, GA 31069
We usually hold a small raffle at the end of each meeting, ticket’s are $1.00 each. Items are usually donated by the club member’s, but anyone is allowed to bring items for the raffle.
We welcome all visitors and hope to see you there!!!!!
We also now have a Facebook page!!!!! The link is http://www.facebook.com/pages/Heart-Of-Georgia-Beekeepers/339429739482812
On behalf of the American Beekeeping Federation, I would like to offer you and your association one of the greatest opportunities available to learn more about bees and beekeeping. The American Beekeeping Federation is offering its members dozens of new educational benefits for small scale, sideline, and commercial beekeepers throughout the US. We are reaching out to you and your association to let you know that we offer many ways to further your membership’s beekeeping education though some of the most knowledgeable beekeepers in the country, and all from the convenience of your home. We also host the annual North American Beekeeping Conference and Tradeshow, which is the largest national beekeeping conference in the USA, and will be hosted in Baton Rouge LA this year.
One of our primary goals at ABF is simply to help educate beekeepers in the art of beekeeping. We sincerely want to help you, and provide you with whatever you need in your association’s beekeeping journey. We want to see bees and beekeepers thrive for decades to come.
I am sure you know we face challenging times in our industry. Colony Collapse Disorder, the ever increasing use of damaging pesticides, new diseases and pests, tainted imported honey and ever disappearing forage for bees are all plaguing our bees and beekeepers. As we at the ABF face these challenges, we are forever reminded of the necessity of banding together as beekeepers to preserve this industry, sideline job and hobby for generations to come. By supporting ABF, you are directly furthering that cause, and aiding beekeepers around the country.
We are reaching out to regional, state and local clubs/associations across the United States offering our support and educational programs. We respectfully ask that you would simply forward the attached e-mail to your association members. We hope those individuals will consider joining the American Beekeeping Federation. We have also included in that letter dozens of ways being an ABF member benefits the beekeeper.
Thank you very much for your time and concern regarding this matter. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Have a wonderful day!
Blake Shook- Beekeeper & ABF Membership & Marketing Chairperson
Everyone must pre-register by 6pm on October 1, 2013, if you were going to participate in the Ga honey show at the fair. To register please contact Steve Prince email@example.com. If you do not pre-register you will have to pay to enter the fair and submit your entry into the honey show! If you pre-register and have problems entering the Fair at the gate you can contact Steve Prince 478-737-5527 or Bear Kelly 229-322-5025
Today was the second half of the bee class, that was rescheduled due to weather. It was a beautiful sunny day, and the weather stayed nice the whole time. We had a wonderful pot luck lunch, and we thank anyone that brought food to share. We opened up the hives and were able to see the brood, queen cells both old and new. We also found drones and the queen’s in several of the hives and as a special treat, we even watched as they did a split on a hive. After the opening of the hives, we held the drawing for the three nucs, congrats to all the winners.
Ready? Set? Go?
What types of bees do you see in this picture? Are they workers? Drones? Queen? And what type of you think they are. Russian? Itallian? Carolina?
One of our members recently found out that Karsten-Denson Hardware in Macon, GA carries bee supplies
Their address is
2323 Ingleside Ave.
8:30 AM- 6:00PM
Thank you for all the intrest in our class, it is now full. If your intrested in attending, you can still call Tim Smith or John Wingfield and ask to be added to the list next year.
March 23, 2013(9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Introduction to Beekeeping 101 – Heart of Georgia Beekeepers Association
Old Houston County Court House
This free class is designed for people who are in becoming a beekeeper, interested gardeners , or anyone who interested in beekeeping. The morning session will be classroom presentations. The afternoon will be at a local bee yard where there will be live bee hives and hands on experience where you will open hives, identify bees, and see the inner workings of a bee colony and what goes on inside of a bee hive. We will have protective clothing(veils, gloves, and suits) for the class students. The class is open to all ages and will be considered full with 50 students.
Contact John Wingfield at 478-987-1968 or Tim Smith 478-825-1723 to register.
The next GBA meeting is Feb 8th and 9th, in Blackshear GA. If you are able to attend, we would love to see you there.
Friday February 8th
7pm Board Meeting
8 pm reception/cash bar /Networking with old friends, other club members and GBA officers
There will be a special door prize for Friday night!!
Saturday February 9th, 2013
8:00 am Registration
8:45 am President’s Call to order and address
9:00 am Carl Webb: Update on Russian Bees in Georgia
9:45 am Break
10:00 am Break out session 1
Virgina Webb: Bees Wax in all its Glory
Buster Lane: Nuc Installation
10:30 am Break out Session repeat (above two presenters)
11:30 David Kelton: Nosema in Hives “Don’t forget about me”
12:15 pm Auction of website
12:30 Lunch /Vendors
1:30 pm State inspector ” What’s Happening with bees in Georgia” / or Keith Fielder: “How are the Commercial Beekeeper and Small Scale Beekeeper intertwined in GA”
David Kelton: Queens
Lori Bean: Georgia Jams Local Products
Repeat of above presenters
3:00 pm Break
3:15 pm Linda Tillman: “Moving Toward Master Beekeeper – What the Certification Process Do for the Beekeeper?”
4:00 pm Presidents Address Jerry Edwards: /Where is GBA headed?
There will be door prizes and a raffle for the attendees!!
Mann Lake Bee Supplies
Now is the time to order your nuc’s, last year they were $100.00 a nuc. Please let one of the officer’s know how many you need. Usually they are picked up in Unadilla at around 7pm. If you can’t make the trip for some reason, please let someone know that that other arrangements can be made.