January Intro to Beekeeping Class (a.k.a. Beekeeping Short Course)
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Celebrating our 19th year!
2017, The third year of the new era of sustainable beekeeping, Coweta Sustainable Beekeeping 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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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
Pure, Fresh, raw and unfiltered, local honey is available for purchase from our members.
Why buy Pure & Raw Local honey?
Honey laundering conceals country of origin to avoid tariffs and sneak contaminated honey into the USA.
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.
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.