One-Day Introduction to Beekeeping Course 

(a.k.a. Beekeeping Short Course)

Our one-day beekeeping course is for new beekeepers. It will take you through your first year of beekeeping, from preparing for the arrival of your colonies to preparing them to survive winter.  This course is also an excellent refresher for beekeepers to gain more confidence in working with their bees.  During the day, you will have the opportunity to meet members of the Coweta Beekeeper Association, and there will be plenty of time for questions. 


Breakfast, snacks, and lunch are included for the day.  



Registration form: Click here to download, print, fill in, and mail with a check or money order.

Bring the form and payment to the monthly meeting on the second Monday of each month (except December).

OR mail to the address on the form by January 16, 2023



Saturday, January 28, 2023

8:00 am - approximately 4:00 pm



UGA Extension Coweta County

255 Pine Rd

Newnan, GA 30263


Topics included:

Honeybee anatomy and colony structure

Beekeeper slang and the waggle dance

Tools, equipment, and hive assembly

Setting up the apiary and installing bees

Hive management and inspections

A year in the hive and nectar sources

Problems, diseases, and troubleshooting

Collecting and bottling honey

Smoker demonstration

Equipment demonstration


  Click on this link to read the 

January 2023 Newsletter


Georgia Honey Bee License Plate Is Here!

The Georgia Beekeepers Association is proud to offer the Save The Honey Bee license plate to Georgia drivers so they can show their support of local pollinators while on the road. Each license plate sold helps to educate local beekeepers and the public about honey bees and the importance of pollinators, as well as supports research on honey bee health. 

The Save The Honey Bee license plate costs $55 a year in addition to your normal tag registration ($20 annual registration fee and $35 special tag fee), with a one-time manufacturing fee of $25. The Georgia Beekeepers Association gets $22 from each special tag fee per year. 


How to Buy

If you are already registered in Georgia and would like to change to a Save The Honey Bee tag, visit the Georgia Motor Vehicle website. Click ‘Tag Renewal’ and then search for your car. Then select ‘yes’ when asked if you want a new plate. Select the Save The Honey Bee plate from the dropdown menu.
If you are registering your vehicle for the first time, select the Save The Honey Bee plate from the dropdown menu.

Your Save The Honey Bee tag can be renewed online like normal plates. Simply note that you would not like to change your current tag after you log in.
To view more information on the plate on the Georgia Motor Vehicle website, click here.

In Office
Ask for a Save The Honey Bee license plate at the tag office window. In most cases, you will be issued a temporary plate in the office, and your license plate will be mailed to you after your visit. A few tag offices have the Save The Honey Bee license plates in stock. If the office is having trouble finding the tag, they can search for the License Plate Code “BK.”