The Oglethorpe County Bee Club and Eastern Piedmont Beekeepers Association will present an

introductory beekeeping program starting Saturday, February 29 and continuing monthly through

July. The educational program will feature presentations and hands-on beekeeping experiences

for beginners and those more advanced. The classes are FREE. Come to one class or all of them

and learn all about beekeeping. For registration, RSVP to Dan Long

( or Cory Momany (, 706-296-9617).

All classes cover different topics and take place Saturday afternoons, 1-4 PM, in different

locations. Bring proper bee keeping attire: veil, gloves, and jacket or long-sleeve shirt.

Class schedule:

February 29, Introduction to beekeeping, equipment, and honey bee biology; meeting place,

1151 Clairmont Place, Watkinsville, 30677

March 28, What to do with your new bees: installation, inspections, and dealing with varroa;

meeting place, 431 Hale Ln., Athens, GA 30607

April 25, How to keep your bees: swarm control, splits, supering, queens; meeting place, 11

Dogwood Drive, Colbert Ga 30628

May 30, Honey harvesting and processing, meeting place, 1151Clairmont Place, Watkinsville,


June 27, Summer management: mite treatments, nutrition and feeding supplements; meeting

place, 11 Dogwood Drive, Colbert Ga 30628

July 25, Honey bee diseases and winter preparations; meeting place TBA


  • Starting Saturday, February 29th, 2020, repeats every month on the last Saturday until Saturday, July 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Cory Momany

1151 Clairmont Place
Watkinsville, GA 30677

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