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  • Hosting the Georgia Beekeepers Association Spring Meeting!

    Date: 2014.01.10 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

    Our Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association will be HOSTING the GBA Spring meeting at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center here in Columbus February 7-8, 2014!  If you don’t already know what happens at a GBA meeting, we have a description below for you.  All members of our group (CVBA), are encouraged to keep learning about beekeeping.  Attending these sessions at the GBA Spring meeting gives you several different topics under one roof and in one afternoon.  You need to be a member of the GBA to attend.  The registration fee for members of GBA is $25.  If you are not already a member, consider going to the GBA website to find out the benefits.  You will see that individual membership is $15 and family membership is $25.

    Here is an overview of the two day event.  You will see that the educational sessions are repeated so you won’t have to choose between them.  Note the disclaimer at the top that this is subject to change… since you are beekeepers, you already know how to roll with the flow… so here is what we know as of today:

    DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES: (Subject to Change!)

    FRIDAY night February 7th: At the Hampton Inn, 2870 S. Lumpkin Rd.
    7:00 pm board meeting
    8:30pm Reception (soft Drinks, Beer and Wine & Light Snacks)

    SATURDAY Morning: At the Environmental Center
    7:30 am -9:00 am Registration
    8:50 President’s Welcome Remarks…
    9:00 am Jamie Ellis
    9:45 break
    10:00 am Billy Davis “ Virginia Queen Program ”
    10:45 break

    11:00 am 1st break out
    Ray Civits Seasonal Beekeeping
    Keith Fielder Honey show presentation
    Buster Lane Breakout Nutrition

    11:45 Repeat Breakout session

    12:30 lunch (Brought In)
    1:00 pm Announcements Website Auction Mead Entries Due
    1:30pm Jamie Ellis Talk

    2:30pm Break out
    Billy Davis Finding Queens in the hive
    Keith Fletcher Alabama Master Beekeeper Using Nucs in your apiary /overwintering
    Jamie Ellis Break out

    3:30pm Repeat Break out from above
    4:15 pm close of conference
    Mead Entry Prizes and Awards
    Door Prize Drawing

    There is a link over in the right hand column that goes to the GBA webpage about this Spring meeting in Columbus.  That page gives the latest information about the line-up of break-out sessions you can attend. You are all encouraged to become members and we hope to see you at this meeting.

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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.
** View Course Description HERE **
Call 706-507-8550 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
(see below for specifics about our alternating locations)
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

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