You are viewing the Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association website. It is our hope that we can conveniently share beekeeping news, ideas, suggestions, and knowledge through this avenue. Come to our next meeting, which is listed over in the right-hand column, and listen to an educational program, discuss pertinent information, and network with other bee enthusiasts.
This website is first and foremost a tool. With it, our plan is to work together for the enrichment of everyone's knowledge as well as to gain membership, promote networking, and to pass on essential information for the continuation of beekeeping in the Chattahoochee Valley area.
We meet on the second Monday of every month, and welcome anyone who is interested in learning about bees. Many of our members have vast amounts of information through experience, study, and observations, while others are eager learners. Everyone, however, is willing to share whatever information they have. To find out more about the basic organization of our group, visit the "About CVBA" section of this website.
Welcome to the Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association Website. We're glad you stopped by for a visit. If Honeybees have invaded your space and you need help, please click on "Help" at the top right of this page. If you're here because you have an interest in Honeybees, oh boy, are you in the right place! Our club is full of people who are passionate about Honeybees and those who keep and care for them. Explore this website for information on meeting times and locations, or click on "Contact Us" above so your questions can be directed to a member who can help you. A word of CAUTION!! Keeping Honeybees is highly addictive! - Paul Berry, president CVBA
So, explore the various facets of the magnificent honey bee, and learn about one of the world's most useful substances known to man - HONEY!
In the sidebar to the right are a few photo groups that may be interesting to you including a Varroa mite test, how we receive our Nucs, and some photos of a bee removal. The bees are alive and well... thanks to Doug Roberts, Steve Slappy, Betty Beegle, Freddy Beegle, and Katie Roberts. As you can see, it is forty-five feet in the air on the outside of a boy scout climbing tower. Our members rescue and remove honey bees all the time. Please see our link in the top right column if you have a bee situation that requires a beekeeper.
HELP! Swarms & Bee Rescue
July's meeting will be held at Oxbow Meadows on July 13th, 2015. Our guest speaker will be Bud Champlin, master beekeeper. In this presentation, Bud will talk about things pertinent to new beekeepers as well as information and tasks that seasoned beekeepers need to be doing. This should be a very informative meeting, so plan to attend! Time is 6PM.
August meeting is also at Oxbow Meadows and is August 10th, 2015. Time is 6PM.
Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center is located at 3535 South Lumpkin Rd., Columbus, GA
The location of the Chattahoochee Valley Main Library is 3000 Macon Road, Columbus, GA and is near Cross Country Plaza.
INSECTIVAL event at Oxbow Meadows on July 11th, 2015. Great family fun and learning experience. We will have three presentations on how to extract honey. Members who can help with this please let Paul know ASAP.
All of our meetings are on the second Monday of the month, except, of course, September's annual picnic. Now you can put us on your calendar early and plan out your entire year of beekeeping meetings. Stay tuned, however, as not all meetings are at Oxbow Meadows. We will post the location of each meeting as early as possible.
Becoming a member of our Beekeepers Association is easy! CVBA-MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
Nucs Arrive 2015
- We’ve outgrown our library location
- Wet Weather Causing Apiary Alert!
- Interesting Swarm Stories-2015!
- A recipe for Swarm Lure
- Construction Instructions
Varroa Mite Test
Boyscout Tower Bee Removal
- June 2015
- April 2015
- March 2015
- February 2015
- December 2014
- October 2014
- September 2014
- August 2014
- July 2014
- June 2014
- March 2014
- January 2014
- September 2013
- August 2013
- July 2013
- June 2013
- April 2013
- March 2013
- January 2013
- November 2012
- August 2012
- July 2012
- June 2012
- May 2012
- April 2012
- March 2012