January Beekeeping Class

One-Day Introduction to Beekeeping Course 

(a.k.a. Beekeeping Short Course)

Our one-day beekeeping course is for new beekeepers. Bobby Torbush, Master Beekeeper, 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.


January 2025

8:00 am - approximately 4:00 pm


The UGA Coweta County Extension Center -- Fairgrounds and Conference 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

The Intro Course Fee Includes:

  • 2025CBA membership for the year

  • The book First Lessons in Beekeeping
  • One club T-shirt per family membership (additional t-shirts available for an additional cost)
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks

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