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
Beekeeping Short Course 2015
To see a tentative outline for the upcoming Spring 2015 Beekeeping Short Course at Oxbow Meadows, please CLICK HERE
IMPORTANT.......................... This schedule reflects a recent DATE CHANGE! Due to the availability of bees, we have had to delay our Beekeeping Course one week. The course now begins on February 21st and will progress for six Saturdays.
It's DUES time... for 2015!
Please renew your membership for the 2015 year. The amounts have not changed from last year. They are: $10 Individual; $20 Family; optional memberships are available at: $25 Family Contributing; $50 Family Silver; $100 Family Gold. Memberships are for January 1st thru December 31st, 2015.
Our Membership Application also serves as a Renewal Application. You can find it HERE
Please mail application and dues (checks made payable to the Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association)
to: Jenny Eckman, CVBA Treasurer, P.O. Box 1586, Columbus, Georgia 31902
March meeting will be March 9, 2015 at Oxbow Meadows. Speaker will be Damon Wallace from the Saugahatchee Beekeepers Association. Time is 6:00 PM.
Most, but not all of our meetings are held at Oxbow Meadows.
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.
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
- Short Course 2015 Begins
- Gearing Up for the 2015 Season
- Lifetime Membership Awards
- Bee Sting Therapy – A personal account
- Spring 2015 Beekeeping Course