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  • Gavel Passed at Christmas Party 2016

    Date: 2016.12.13 | Category: Announcement | Response: 0

    Christmas 2016The CVBA held its annual Christmas social on December 12th, 2016.  The meeting/social was held at the GA extension meeting room in Columbus, GA.  The turnout was great for this event and mother nature provided beautifully mild temperatures.  This was truly an enjoyable night with good fellowship and delicious food.  Here is a photo as the food started rolling in.  By the time we were ready to eat, the amount of food was phenomenal and the entire dinner delicious.

    Jim Harris

    Jim Harris

    Two important events were forefront at the meeting.  First was the celebration of Jim Harris’s 90th birthday!  Jim is a longtime member and important mentor to many, many beekeepers.  His beekeeping knowledge has always been freely shared and the CVBA has been blessed with his participation in the club.  Jim holds Emeritus status and is a permanent member on the board of directors.  The club recognizes this extensive contribution in promoting beekeeping and is joyful to celebrate his 90th birthday with him and his son, George. We look forward to many more years together.

    Jim Harris and Betty Beegle

    Jim Harris and Betty Beegle

    Jim is not the oldest member, however.  Here is a picture of Jim Harris and Betty Beegle.  Both are active members and have both celebrated their 90th birthdays this year.  Betty’s birthday was in June, and Jim’s in December.  Congratulations to you both!

    The second event at the meeting was the change in leadership.  The president position has been passed from Paul Berry to Jim Ellis.  The club has really grown while Paul has held office and everyone thanks him for his service and terrific job during these past several years.  Paul will continue to be an active member in our club. Both Paul and Jim have a great amount of beekeeping knowledge and a desire to promote beekeeping in the Chattahoochee Valley area.  Jim has held the presidency before and has graciously accepted the challenge again.  We look forward to this new year and new leadership.

    Paul Berry and Jim Ellis

    Paul Berry, immediate past-president and Jim Ellis, president

    Here is a photo of Paul Berry and Jim Ellis at our Christmas Social.  Congratulations and thank you for serving the beekeepers of the Chattahoochee Valley.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our beekeeping friends – both current and future!  See you in January at our next meeting, January 9th, 2017 at the GA extension office and, looking ahead, at our Spring beekeeping course, which begins in February.  This comprehensive and hands-on course will take place on six consecutive Saturdays at OXBOW MEADOWS. Saturday February 25 thru April 1, 2017.  You can read more about this course HERE.

    If you would like to join our group, you can print out an application HERE.

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Due to construction work, the April 9, 2018 meeting will be held at Oxbow Meadows.  Please spread the word.

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Click these handy links to find out more about our SPRING 2018 COURSE OFFERINGS:

2018 Course

2018 workshops

(see below for specifics about our alternating locations)

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April 9 – Oxbow – Note: this is due to construction at UGA office.
May 14 – Oxbow
June 11 – UGA Ex. Office
July 9 – Oxbow
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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