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 other 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!
Below are some photos of a recent 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.
HELP! Swarms & Bee Rescue
August 11th, 2014 is the date of our next meeting. Time is 6:00 PM. Location will be at Oxbow Meadows. The President of the Georgia Beekeepers Association, Bear Kelly, will speak briefly. This is the informal meeting, so please note that the location is not at the library as has become customary. It is at Oxbow Meadows, so don't be surprised if one of our formal meetings gets bumped to another location later in the year. It is an unavoidable switch, so just roll with the flow and keep checking the website.
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
Our 2014 Annual Picnic Date has been set! It is September 14th.
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 2014
Varroa Mite Test
- Standing Room Only!
- Jennifer Berry to speak
- Swap Meet
- Beekeeping Short Course -SPRING
- Speaker from UGA Bee Lab