Coweta Beekeepers Association

March 25, 2020 President’s Message


Dear Fellow Beekeepers,

The April Coweta Beekeeper Association Meeting on April 13, 2020, Monday, is CANCELLED.  The Coweta Extension Office has closed with limited access due to Governor Kemp’s “Shelter in Place” orders for Georgia to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Hopefully, the situation will improve in our state and we will be able to meet in May for our Annual Membership Picnic.  Please check the http://www.cowetabeekeepers.org/ website for updates.

Listen and follow the directions of your state and local authorities.  If you feel sick, stay home and contact your healthcare provider.  If someone in your household has tested positive for Coronavirus, keep the entire household home.  If you are an older person or have a serious underlying health condition (i.e. lung or heart or weakened immune system), stay home and away from other people.  Practice good hygiene such as washing your hands often, avoid touching your face, sneeze or cough into a tissue or your elbow and disinfectant frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.   

Although we are in “Shelter in Place”, the bees are not!  Your bees are busy and we need to be monitoring and assisting our bees at this busy time of the year!  Bees are under the Department of Agriculture in Georgia and are considered an agricultural industry.  Bees, pets and agriculture are the exception to the “Shelter in Place” ordinance.  In other words, you can take care of your bees. Most importantly, take care of yourself and your family during this unprecedent time.  Please follow the recommendations so we can all be around to continue our mission of promoting and supporting bees.  Stay healthy!

 “Bee” Well,

Debbie King





Georgia Honey Bee License Plate Is Here!

How do you purchase a Save the Honey Bee license plate now???

Apply for a Specialty license plate at your County Tag Office through the same process you use to apply for a standard plate. 

Find your nearest local tag office here ... https://mvd.dor.ga.gov/motor/tagoffices/SelectTagOffice.aspx.

We will no longer be accepting payments on the GBA website.


We would like to thank the staff at the Coweta County UGA Extension Office for the privilege of using their facility each month.