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Local Beekeeping Associations/Clubs

Association Meeting time Location/Contact
Amicalola Beekeepers Association Meets third Tuesday of each month.

Dawson County Extension Office, 298 Academy Ave, Dawsonville, GA 30534

Contact:  Eric Weller, President



Bartow Beekeepers Association 7:00 pm, third Tuesday

Bartow Co Extension Office (behind Cartersville library), 320 W Cherokee Ave, Cartersville, GA

Contact: David Johnston , President



Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association

6:00 pm, bi-monthly, second Monday

Alternates between Columbus Library, 3000 Macon Rd, and Oxbow Meadows Nature Center, 3535 S Lumpkin Rd, Columbus, GA

Contact: Paul Berry, President



Chattooga Beekeepers 7:00 pm, second Tuesday each mo.

Chattooga County Agricultural Building at 32 Middle School Road, Summerville, Georgia 30747

Contact: Sophia Price, 706-676-7942



Cherokee Beekeepers Club

7:00 pm, third Thursday

First Baptist Church, 2632 Holly Springs Pkwy, Holly Springs, GA 30142

Contact: Ryan A. Sarks, 770-639-0868



Clarks Hill Beekeepers Association 7:00 pm, first Monday, every other month

6343 Yelton Road in Appling off of Highway 221

Contact: Charles Phillips, 706-541-2152

Chris Herrmann, 



Coastal Empire Beekeepers Association 6:30 pm, second Monday

Kelly Tours 2778 Hwy 80, Bloomingdale

Contact: Faith Jaudon, 912-429-3695



Coweta Beekeepers Association 7:00 pm, second Monday

Coweta County Extension Office, 255 Pine Road, Newnan, GA

Contact: Steve Page



East Central Georgia Bee Club

7:00 pm, fourth Monday, 

Burke Co. Office Park Complex

Contact: Lewis Tinley

East Metro Beekeepers 6:30 PM, monthly, 4th Tuesday

Rockdale Co. Extension Office, 1400 Parker Rd., Conyers, GA 30012

Contact: David Shipp, 770-843-0313


Eastern Piedmont Beekeepers Association

7:00 pm, first Monday

UGA Bee Lab, 1221 Hog Mountain Road, Watkkinsville

Contact: Lena Franklin



Forsyth Beekeepers Club

6:30 pm, fourth Thursday

Sawnee Mt. Preserve Visitor Center, 4075 Spot Road, Cumming

Contact: Sue Conlyn, 770-888-9653,



Gwinnett Beekeepers

7:00pm, second Tuesday

Hebron Baptist Church, Bldg A, 3rd floor, 202 Hebron Church Rd, Dacula, GA,

Contact: Rob Alexander, Vice President



Heart of Georgia Beekeepers Association

7:00 pm, third Tuesday

Houston Co. Gov’t Building (Old Courthouse), 801 Main St.,  Perry

Contact: Bear Kelley, President


Henry County Beekeepers


7:00 pm, second


Nash Farm Battlefield, 100 Babbs Mill Road,

Hampton, GA 30228 Map

Contact: Tom Bonnell, 770-473-5434



Lake Country Beekeepers 7:00 pm, third Monday

Hancock Co Extension Office, 12534 Augusta Hwy, Sparta, GA 31087

Contact: Bruce Morgan, 478-357-4029


Lake Hartwell Beekeepers Association 7:00 pm, first Thursday

First Baptist Church Family Life Center

Contact: Tom Atkins, President



Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association

7:00 pm, second Wednesday

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave, Atlanta, Mershon Hall


Annual Short Course (3rd Sat of January)


Mountain Beekeepers Association

7:00 pm, first Tuesday

United Community Bank, Blairsville

Contact: Glen Henderson

Young Harris


Northeast Mountain Beekeepers Association

7:00 pm, second Thursday

Habersham Co. Extension Office, Clarksville


Contact: Paul S. Kudyba, Jr.



Northwest Georgia Beekeepers Association

7:00 pm, second Monday
of each month


Walker County Agricultural Center - Rock Spring

Contact: Kenneth Vanhorn, President


Ogeechee Area Beekeepers Association 5:30 pm, last Thursday - except Nov. & Dec.

Fordham's Farmhouse Restaurant, 23657 US Highway 80 East, Statesboro, GA 30415

Contact: Brent Tharp, President



Oglethorpe County Bee Club 7:00 pm, third Monday

Oglethorpe Farm Bureau Building

Contact:Gordon "Tick" Bufford, Chairperson


Southeastern Beekeepers Association

7:00 pm, March & September (dates TBA)

Clinton County, GA.

Contact: Mike Hendrix, 912-520-0129

Barry Hart, Board, 912-337-5464


Southwest Georgia Beekeepers Association

7:00 pm, third Monday

Farm Bureau Building, Moultrie

Contact: Sonny Swords
5 - 28th Avenue N.W.
Moultrie, GA 31768


Sowega Beekeepers Club 6:30 pm, second Thursday

Creekside Educational Center at Chehaw Park, Albany

Contact: Kathy Brinson, President



Tara Beekeepers Association (Clayton County area)

7:00 pm, third Monday (except Oct & Dec.)

Kiwanis Room, Georgia Power Bldg.,

752 Main Street, Forest Park, GA 30297

Contact: Melanie Maxwell, President



Tri-County Beekeepers


7:00 pm, second Monday (except June - 3rd Monday)

Gillsville Baptist Church
2595 Hwy 323, Gillsville, GA 30543


Slade Jarrett, 706-677-2854

Aubrey Ledford 706-654-6861



Troup County Association of Beekeepers

7:00 pm, Third Monday

Ag. Building

856 Vulcan Materials Rd., LaGrange

Contact: Terry Williamson, 706-302-8886




State & Regional Beekeeping Association

Georgia Beekeepers Association (GBA)GBA logo

Eastern Apicultural SocietyEAS logo

EAS meeting

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