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Entomology: UGA Honey Bee Program

Associations

 

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

eric.weller@wellersystems.com

website

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

thebartowbeeclub@gmail.com

website

 

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 paulbeekeeper@yahoo.com

website

 

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

webmaster@cherokeebeeclub.com

website

 

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

6343 Yelton Road in Appling off of Highway 221

Contact: Charles Phillips, President
706-541-2152

cphillipshort@comcast.net

Chris Herrmann, Vice President

chris.herrmann@mindspring.com 

website

 

Coastal Empire Beekeepers Association 6:30 pm, second Monday

Kelly Tours 2778 Hwy 80, Bloomingdale

Contact: Faith Jaudon, Vice President
1049 Ralph Rahn Road
Rincon, GA 31326
912-429-3695 
faithjau7@aol.com

website

 

Coweta Beekeepers Association 7:00 pm, second Monday

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

Contact: Steve Page
770-683-2465
steve@cowetahoney.com

website

 

East Central Georgia Bee Club

7:00 pm, fourth Monday, 
(bi-monthly)

Burke Co. Office Park Complex

Contact: Lewis Tinley
706-437-8446

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
the7shipps@aol.com

Eastern Piedmont Beekeepers Association

7:00 pm, first Monday

UGA Bee Lab, 1221 Hog Mountain Road, Watkkinsville

Contact: Lena Franklin
678-630-9736

donnislena13@comcast.net

website

 

Forsyth Beekeepers Club

6:30 pm, fourth Thursday

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

Contact: Sue Conlyn, 770-888-9653, insueciant@gmail.com

website

 

Gwinnett Beekeepers

7:00pm, second Tuesday

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

Contact: Rob Alexander, Vice President

info@gwinnettbeekeepers.com

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website

 

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
225-276-9882

bearcat95@bellsouth.net

 

Henry County Beekeepers

Association

7:00 pm, second

Tuesday

Public Safety Building Community Room

116 Zack Hinton Parkway South

McDonough

Contact: David McLeod, President

Tom Bonnell, Past President

hortpa@uga.edu

website

 

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

404-790-2184

Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association

7:00 pm, second Wednesday

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

website

Annual Short Course (3rd Sat of January)

 

Mountain Beekeepers Association

7:00 pm, first Tuesday

United Community Bank, Blairsville

Contact: Glen Henderson
706-745-1795

Young Harris

 

Northeast Mountain Beekeepers Association

7:00 pm, second Thursday

Habersham Co. Extension Office, Clarksville

706-754-2318

Contact: Paul S. Kudyba, Jr.

770-598-5970

drpsk@aol.com

 

Northwest Georgia Beekeepers Association

7:00 pm, second Monday
of each month

 

Walker County Agricultural Center - Rock Spring

Contact: Kenneth Vanhorn, President
vanhorn_kenneth@yahoo.com

 

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

btharp@georgiasouthern.edu

website

Oglethorpe County Bee Club 7:00 pm, third Monday

Oglethorpe Farm Bureau Building

Contact:Gordon "Tick" Bufford, Chairperson

beeclub@ocbeeclub.org

 

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

harthoneyfarms@windstream.net

 

Southwest Georgia Beekeepers Association

7:00 pm, third Monday

Farm Bureau Building, Moultrie

Contact: Sonny Swords
5 - 28th Avenue N.W.
Moultrie, GA 31768
912-941-5752

 

Sowega Beekeepers Club 6:30 pm, second Thursday

Creekside Educational Center at Chehaw Park, Albany

Contact: Kathy Brinson, President

kbrinson@bellsouth.net

website

 

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
president@tarabeekeepers.org

website

 

Tri-County Beekeepers

 

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

Gillsville Baptist Church
2595 Hwy 323, Gillsville, GA 30543

Contact: tricountybeekeepersga@gmail.com

Slade Jarrett, 706-677-2854

Aubrey Ledford 706-654-6861

website

 

Troup County Association of Beekeepers

7:00 pm, Third Monday

Ag. Building

856 Vulcan Materials Rd., LaGrange

Contact: Terry Williamson, 706-302-8886

twilliamson5422@yahoo.com
webpage

 

 

 

State & Regional Beekeeping Association

Georgia Beekeepers Association (GBA)GBA logo

Eastern Apicultural SocietyEAS logo

EAS meeting

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