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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

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

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.