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Celebrating our 18th year!
2016, The second year of the new era of sustainable beekeeping, the Coweta Beekeeping Method is a simple method enabling a beekeeper to increase honey production and profits while reducing swarming and expenses. Read more about the Coweta Beekeeping Method below.
Our members offer for sale Pure, Raw, and Unfiltered Coweta County honey.
Thinking of becoming a beekeeper?
If you live in or near Newnan, Georgia or Coweta County, Georgia, and you’re interested in becoming a beekeeper, we can help you learn about this very old and interesting endeavor. We offer an Introduction to Beekeeping class in January each year.
We developed and now teach sustainable beekeeping to new and experienced beekeepers. Enabling and empowering them to be sustainable using the Coweta Sustainable Beekeeping. Our members learn to raise queens and make new colonies weeks after starting beekeeping. You can too.
Looking for a speaker? If your group is looking for a speaker please contact us. We are always looking for opportunities to explain the importance and fascination of honey bees and honey.
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This class is an introduction to beekeeping and includes the knowledge required to become one. Topics include honey bee biology; the functions of the colony; equipment; assembling a beehive; lighting a smoker; best location for a beehive; honey bee colony installation; hive inspection; a year in the beehive; potential problems and how to harvest honey.
During the day of instruction, students will meet members of the Coweta Beekeepers Association.
Cost, which is $50.00 in advance or $55.00 at the door, includes; a light breakfast, instruction, snacks and lunch, a copy of First Lessons in Beekeeping and 2017 membership in the Coweta Beekeepers Association.
A family option is available. The fee is $50.00 in advance or $55.00 at the door for the first person. Additional family members may attend for $10.00 each. Each family will receive one copy of First Lessons in Beekeeping.
Early registration deadline is January 21, 2017. Registration will be accepted on the day of the class but space is limited. Register early, this class sells out.
Coweta Beekeepers Association was established in 1999 and meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Coweta County Extension Office, 255 Pine Road, Newnan, Georgia . Most of the members, who live in Coweta and surrounding counties, keep bees.
Registration is now open, download the form below. Print, fill out and mail with check or money order.
Question? Please contact Steven Page at 770-683-2465
Coweta Sustainable Beekeeping
Goals – Sustainable beekeeping resulting in increased honey production and profits, and reduced expenses and swarming.
Techniques- Adapting the methods developed by various beekeepers including.
· Mike Palmer – Vermont, overwintering double nucs, making splits and queens
· Walt Wright – Tennessee, Nectar Management, more honey, less swarming
· Mel Disselkoen – Michigan, on the spot queen rearing.
Description: A simple method using the resources in colonies to raise queens and make splits without special tools, special skills or special equipment. Other benefits include; increased honey production and revenue, reduced costs while controlling mites without chemicals resulting in sustainable beekeeping.
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February 1, 2016, Reduce Swarming and Increase Honey Production
January 18, 2016, Inspect and Prepare for spring
November 8, 2014, The Coweta Sustainable Beekeeping
May 15, 2015, Raise Queens and make splits, week one
May 22, 2015, Raise Queens and make splits, week two
June 10, 2015, Raise Summer Queens
August 15, 2015, Prepare for Winter
October 20, 2015, Duplex NUCS
Bobby Torbush 770-927-0077
Richard Littleton (Carroll County) 770-830-1943
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Magnus von Buddenbrock and Stefanie Giesselbach arrived in Chicago in 2006 full of hope. He was 30, she was 28, and they had both won their first overseas assignments at ALW Food Group, a family-owned food-trading company based in Hamburg. Von Buddenbrock had joined ALW—the initials stand for its founder, Alfred L. Wolff—four years earlier after earning a degree in marketing and international business, and he was expert in the buying and selling of gum arabic, a key ingredient in candy and soft drinks. Giesselbach had started at ALW as a 19-year-old apprentice. She worked hard, learned quickly, spoke five languages, and within three years had become the company’s first female product manager. Her specialty was honey.