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Welcome to Heart of Georgia Beekeepers!

Our meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at Camp John Hope* in Fort Valley, GA.  The meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and last approximately an hour.  The membership dues for our club are $12.00 per year.

If you are interested, we have dinner available beginning at 6:00 p.m.  The meals are $8.00/person and are served cafeteria style.  (Each meal consists of 1 meat, 2 vegetables, dessert and drink.)  To make reservations for dinner, please send an email to heartofgabeekeepers@gmail.com. Once we receive your email, we will send you a link to sign up.

At each meeting, we hold a raffle to raise money for the club’s activities.  Items are donated by our members and/or attendees and tickets are $1.00 each.

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/339429739482812

 *Camp John Hope
FFA-FCCLA Center
281 Hope Entrance Rd.
Fort Valley, GA 31030

September’s Meeting

Just a reminder the September’s meeting will be held Tuesday night the 16th at Camp John Hope. The meeting starts at 7:00pm.

Don’t Forget!  to bring your honey for the Honey Show.

Also, remember to bring something for the raffle table. Thanks

September, 2014 Meeting

At this month’s meeting, we will be having the annual Heart of Georgia Beekeepers Honey Show. It will be a Black Jar Contest. In order to participate in the competition, you will need to bring a jar of this year’s honey. The judging will be done by the members in attendance and will be based on taste only. The person with the most votes will have their bottle of honey on display in Mr. Jesse’s booth at the fair.

We will be nominating Board Members this month. If you are interested in one of the roles on the board, please be sure you attend the meeting on Tuesday, September 16.

I am including the link for dinner. Please be sure to sign up if you plan on eating. The deadline is September 12.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13y_gu2vCG-88VZulOqV-NpSreF6KGsWxPq1bdKNRFVw/viewform?usp=send_form

March Meeting

Just a reminder that the March meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. It will be held at Camp John Hope. I’ve included directions and the address below. On Highway 127 and Highway 341, there are signs directing you to Camp John Hope. Once you get inside the campground, we hope to have signs or someone directing you to the correct building. Should you have any problems getting there, please call me at 478-397-7883, and I will help you.

http://goo.gl/maps/Uz0d4

From I-75:
Traveling North or South on I-75 take Exit 135 (Perry-Marshallville). Travel West on GA 127/224 . At approximately two miles from I-75, GA 127/224 will split. Keep to the right on GA 127 (you’ll see the Camp John Hope sign) for approximately five miles. Turn right onto Camp John Hope Road and travel approximately one mile, turn left onto Hope Entrance Road.
Camp John Hope
FFA-FCCLA Center
281 Hope Entrance Rd.
Fort Valley, GA 31030

Using a GPS?
Helpful Hint: Most current GPS systems readily use “Fort Valley, GA” as our destination city/state. However, some of our guests have informed us that their device required them to use “Marshallville, GA” as our destination city/state.

Beekeeping 101 April 5th, 2014 class

This is the registration form for the beekeeping class. Please submit the form if you plan on attending. Please post any questions or comments on this feed.  Thanks.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1remUUbXfyHEwAjLSYOIqji3LKCyCSlS8yg_dEkdY3PU/viewform

 

 

February Meeting

Just a reminder that the February meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. It will be held at Camp John Hope. I’ve included directions and the address below. On Highway 127 and Highway 341, there are signs directing you to Camp John Hope. Once you get inside the campground, we hope to have signs or someone directing you to the correct building. Should you have any problems getting there, please call me at 478-397-7883, and I will help you. If you know anyone from the club that hasn’t been at the last couple of meetings, please make them aware of the location change for February. The meeting details will be listed on our Facebook page as well as our HOG website. http://goo.gl/maps/Uz0d4 From I-75: Traveling North or South on I-75 take Exit 135 (Perry-Marshallville). Travel West on GA 127/224 . At approximately two miles from I-75, GA 127/224 will split. Keep to the right on GA 127 (you’ll see the Camp John Hope sign) for approximately five miles. Turn right onto Camp John Hope Road and travel approximately one mile, turn left onto Hope Entrance Road. Camp John Hope FFA-FCCLA Center 281 Hope Entrance Rd. Fort Valley, GA 31030 Using a GPS? Helpful Hint: Most current GPS systems readily use “Fort Valley, GA” as our destination city/state. However, some of our guests have informed us that their device required them to use “Marshallville, GA” as our destination city/state.

2014 Bee Nuc Sale

If you are wanting any Nuc’s, please let us know before the 1st of Jan.  The cost has gone up, they are now $120.00 each. They do not have to be paid for, until they are picked up, which is around April.   Please sign up with how many you want, at the meeting or call/email Tim Smith.  You can also email heartofgabeekeepers@gmail.com, Please keep in mind that it is suggested that you get at least 2 nuc’s to start with.

American Beekeeping Federation Membership

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

GA Fair Honey Show

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 asprince@comsouth.net.   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

April Meeting