August 2022 President’s Message

Hello, my fellow beekeepers!
As mentioned last month, we will be holding officer/board elections in November. If you are interested in becoming an officer or board member, please email me at and I will add your name to the roster when we vote in November. I can also provide job descriptions and roles/responsibilities, I would love to see some fresh faces become leaders for our association and community!
Roles of our Club
  • Board Member
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Newsletter Editor
  • Webmaster/Social Media Coordinator
  • Raffle Prize Coordinator

August Mentoring Session
As everyone collects honey, please be sure to save some back for the honey shows coming up. Everyone can submit for the Coweta County Fair competition coming up in September and then we will have our own Honey Show for the club at our October meeting, see Event details below. CBA Board member Kara Bassett will be doing a mentoring session on August 8, 2022, at 6:30 pm on prepping for a honey show.
August Monthly Meeting

Speaker for the August meeting will be our very own member, Bobby Torbush. Bobby is a Master Beekeeper and a current Board member. He has been the coordinator of our yearly Introduction to Beekeeping course for several years. He will be presenting “Nectar Producing Plants for Honey Bees” on August 8, 2022, at 7:00 pm. Located at the Coweta UGA Extension Office, 255 Pine Rd. Newnan, GA.

Please use the parking lot behind the building.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you would like to get more involved with our club, have questions or want to share some innovative ideas.

Heather Shinn, President
Coweta Beekeepers Association


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.”