One-Day Introduction to Beekeeping Course 

(a.k.a. Beekeeping Short Course)

Our one-day beekeeping course is for new beekeepers. It will take you through your first year of beekeeping, from preparing for the arrival of your colonies to preparing them to survive winter.  This course is also an excellent refresher for beekeepers to gain more confidence in working with their bees.  During the day, you will have the opportunity to meet members of the Coweta Beekeeper Association, and there will be plenty of time for questions. 

 

Breakfast, snacks, and lunch are included for the day.  

 

Register:

Registration form: Click here to download, print, fill in, and mail with a check or money order.

Bring the form and payment to the monthly meeting on the second Monday of each month (except December).

OR mail to the address on the form by January 16, 2023

 

When?

Saturday, January 28, 2023

8:00 am - approximately 4:00 pm

 

Where?

The UGA Coweta County Extension Center

255 Pine Rd

Newnan, GA 30263

 

Topics included:

Honeybee anatomy and colony structure

Beekeeper slang and the waggle dance

Tools, equipment, and hive assembly

Setting up the apiary and installing bees

Hive management and inspections

A year in the hive and nectar sources

Problems, diseases, and troubleshooting

Collecting and bottling honey

Smoker demonstration

Equipment demonstration