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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, Dawsonville

Contact:  Eric Weller, Vice President

webmaster@amicalolabeekeepers.com

website

Bartow Beekeepers Association 7:00 pm, third Tuesday

Agriculture Services Building, Cartersville

Contact: David Johnston , President

thebartowbeeclub@gmail.com

website

 

Beekeepers Club of Gwinnett County

 

7:00pm, second Tuesday

Hebron Baptist Church, Dacula

Contact: Rob Alexander, Vice President

info@gwinnettbeekeepers.com

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website

 

Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association

6:00 pm, bi-monthly, second Monday

Oxbow Meadows Nature Center, Columbus

Contact: Contact: Ringo Layson, President

ringo@chattahoocheebeekeepers.com

Duane A. Johnson,Sec/Tres

djohnson@chattahoocheebeekeepers.com

website

 

Cherokee Beekeepers Club

7:00 pm, third Thursday

Cherokee Arts Center, Canton

Contact: Ryan A. Sarks, Vice President
770-639-0868
beehavenapiaries@gmail.com

askprofessorbee@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

 

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

 

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 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 of every month except Nov. and Dec.

Fordham's Farmhouse Restaurant, Statesboro, GA

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

 

Southeast Georgia Beekeepers Association

7:00 pm, two meetings/year

Sept. and March

Clinton Co.

Contact: Mike Hendrix, President

912-520-0129

Barry Hart, Board

(c) 912-337-5464

(h) 912-637-5464

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 May & Dec.)

Kiwanis Room, Georgia Power Bldg.,

752 Main Street, Forest Park

Contact: Mary Cahill-Roberts, 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 Beekeeping Association

Georgia Beekeepers Association (GBA)

Website

Newsletter: "Spilling the Honey"

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