Raw & Unfiltered Honey - Coweta, Georgia

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Celebrating our 16th year!

2014, A year of learning thru workshops...

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.  More information about our beekeeping class below. 

 Looking for a speakerIf 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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Beekeeping Class January 24, 2015

Newnan, Georgia


The Coweta Beekeepers Association is offering a beekeeping class January 24, 2015, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at the Coweta Extension Office, 255 Pine Road, Newnan, Georgia. 

This class is an introduction to beekeeping and includes the knowledge required to become one.  Topics include honeybee biology; the functions of the colony; equipment; assembling a beehive; lighting a smoker; best location for a beehive; honeybee 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 who are available as mentors to help guide new beekeepers.

Cost, which is $50.00 in advance or $55.00 at the door, includes instruction, snacks and lunch, a copy of First Lessons in Beekeeping and 2015 membership in the Coweta Beekeepers Association. 

Preregister by clicking on the register link below, print, complete and send with payment to, Coweta Beekeepers Association, Steven Page, 180 Barrington Grange Drive, Sharpsburg, GA 30277.


Preregister by sending a check for $50.00 to Coweta Beekeepers Association, Steven Page, 180 Barrington Grange Drive, Sharpsburg, GA 30277.  Include name, address, telephone number and email address.  Please click on the registration link below, print, complete and send with payment.

This year 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 17, 2015. 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. 

Question? Please contact Steven Page at 770-683-2465


Registration

Flyer

Schedule and Syllabus



Beekeeping Education Video

 

The Sustainable Apiary by Mike Palmer

 

 

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Pure, Fresh, raw and unfiltered, local honey is available for purchase from our members.

More information on where to purchase local honey from our members.

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Help, I have honeybees living in my wall!!

Contact  

Jerry Edwards    678-333-6889  jedwarga@bellsouth.net

Bobby Torbush   770-927-0077

Richard Littleton (Carroll County) 770-830-1943

 

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Why buy Pure & Raw Local honey? 

Honey laundering conceals country of origin to avoid tariffs and sneak contaminated honey into the USA.

Honey Laundering

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The Honey Launderers: Uncovering the Largest Food Fraud in U.S. History

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.

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Asian Honey, Banned in Europe, Is Flooding U.S. Grocery Shelves

FDA has the laws needed to keep adulterated honey off store shelves but does little, honey industry says.

 

A third or more of all the honey consumed in the U.S. is likely to have been smuggled in from China and may be tainted with illegal antibiotics and heavy metals.  A Food Safety News investigation has documented that millions of pounds of honey banned as unsafe in dozens of countries are being imported and sold here in record quantities. 
 

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Events Calendar

11/10/2014 19:00

Coweta Beekeepers Association Monthly Meeting

    The Coweta Beekeepers Association meets each month at the Coweta Extension Office (The building on the right as you enter the Coweta County Fairgrounds) 255 Pine Road, Newnan, Georgia Plenty of parking behind the building. The meeting is on November 10, 2014  at 7:00...
12/08/2014 18:30

Coweta Beekeepers Association Christmas Party

   Annual Christmas Party Date and time tentative Location: Coweta County Fairgrounds, 275 Pine Rd, Newnan, GA 30263        
01/12/2015 19:00

Coweta Beekeepers Association Monthly Meeting

  The Coweta Beekeepers Association meets each month at the Coweta Extension Office (The building on the right as you enter the Coweta County Fairgrounds) 255 Pine Road, Newnan, Georgia Plenty of parking behind the building. The meeting is on January 12, 2015  at 7:00...

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