The 2018 Class was a success with 49 graduates now ready to dive into the world of beekeeping.  Congratulations to everyone who attended and we are looking forward to seeing you every month.

We'd like to thank all the volunteers who work to make this class a success.  You make our association more than a club, but a welcoming environment for all.

January Intro to Beekeeping Class (a.k.a. Beekeeping Short Course)

Our beekeeping short course is designed for new beekeepers and will take you through your first year of beekeeping, from the first day your bees arrive through surviving winter.  This course is also a great refresher for the beekeeper who feels they might benefit from a little more confidence in working with their bees.  During the day, you will have the oppurtunity 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 by completing this form: CBA 2018 Intro to Beekeeping Registration.
January 27, 2018
8:00 am - approximately 4:00 pm
The UGA Coweta County Extension Center
255 Pine Rd
Newnan, GA 30263
Topics included:
Honeybee anatomy and colony structure
Beekeeper slang and doing 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

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