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
QUICK LINK TO SWARM LURE RECIPE!!!
SPRING BEEKEEPER 6 WEEK COURSE 2017
To take place on six consecutive Saturdays at OXBOW MEADOWS. Saturday February 25 thru April 1, 2017
3:00PM - 5:00PM on each of those Saturdays - cost is $100 for all sessions or $25 per individual session.
Call 706-507-8556 to reserve - space is limited.
This is a beekeeping course pack full of information. Bees and Beekeeping equipment are available to purchase but are not included in the price of the educational sessions. Read More HERE
MEETINGS IN 2016:
NOVEMBER 14, 2016 Guest Speaker is Dr. Bret Nolan from the UGA Entomology Department. He will teach us about Honeybee robbing, causes and prevention. This meeting is at Oxbow Meadows. 6PM
DECEMBER 12, 2016 CVBA Christmas Social at the GA Extension Office. 6PM
(see below for specifics about our alternating locations)
LOOKING AHEAD-MEETINGS IN 2017:
January 9 - Georgia Extension Service Office
February 13 - Oxbow
March 13 - Ga. Extension Service
April 10 - Oxbow
May 8 - Ga. Extension Service
June 12 - Oxbow
July 10 - Ga. Extension Service
August 14 Oxbow
September 10 - CVBA Picnic at Betty Beegle's Farm
October 9 - Ga. Extension Service
November 13 - Oxbow
December 11 - CVBA Christmas Social at Ga. Extension Office
All dates except the picnic begin at 6PM and end (hopefully) before 8PM.
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. These meetings alternate locations between Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, 3535 South Lumpkin Rd., Columbus, GA and the UGA Cooperative Extension office - 420 10th Street in Columbus, GA. Time is 6:00 PM
Becoming a member of our Beekeepers Association is easy! CVBA-MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
- Beekeeping Course 2017 Announced
- Picnic 2016 – a FUN time!
- Annual Picnic for 2016!
- Founding Member’s 90th Birthday
- Neonicotinoids – Colony Collapse – Local Home Depot
Nucs Arrive 2015
Varroa Mite Test
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