February 2021
Coweta Beekeeper Association
Monthly Newsletter

Coweta Beekeepers Association
February 2021 President's Message
Dear Fellow Beekeepers,
The first Virtual Introduction to Beekeeping Course on January 30th was a HUGH SUCCESS!   Despite a few technical difficulties, it was a full day of education!   Thank you to Bobby Torbush for coordinating the course again this year!  Thank you to all the presenters - Kara Bassett, Andy Anderson, Marilynn Parker, Dave King, Steve Page, Ron Walston, and Lauren Mitchell assisting with registration. 
To our NEW members, Congratulations and Welcome!  Your beekeeping journey has just begun.  Spend your first year learning everything you can about honey bees, learn the language, trust yourself, watch and enjoy your bees. Beekeeping is a process.  You will learn as you go and not everything you try will work!  For our members, consider being a mentor to one of the new members.   The best way to learn beekeeping is to watch someone more experienced at work.  As a mentor, you will learn by teaching someone else. 
The February Coweta Beekeeper Association Membership Meeting on February 8, 2021, Monday, at 7:00 pm will be presented via Zoom and a limited number of people in person at the Coweta Extension Office.  The Coweta Extension Office is only allowing 20 people to meet in person.  If you are interested in attending in person, please email our webmaster, Kara Bassett, at cowetabeekeeper@yahoo.com.  When the 20-person limit is met, Kara will post a message on our webpage and Facebook page.  If you attend in person, please wear a face covering and be prepared to complete a COVID questionnaire. 
Here is the invitation for your club's upcoming meeting on the GBA Zoom account:
When: February 8, 2021, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Our February presentation is "First Aid in the Bee Yard."  If you are working on your Journeyman or Master Beekeeping certification, this course is a requirement to learn about the use of an Epinephrine Injector in an anaphylaxis emergency.  I look forward to seeing you at our February 8th Meeting!
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.