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Local Beekeeping Associations/Clubs

Association Meeting time Location/Contact
Amicalola Beekeepers Association 6:30pm, 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 of each month

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

Contact: Victor Halbgewachs, President




Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association

6:00 pm, second Monday of each month

3535 S Lumpkin Rd, Columbus, GA

Contact: Paul Berry, President



Chattooga Beekeepers 7:00 pm, second Tuesday each month

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 of each month

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

Contact: Trina Weeks



Clarks Hill Beekeepers Association 7:00 pm, first Monday of every even # month

6420 Pollards Pond Road, Appling, GA 30802

Contact: Berman Kent, 706-541-2152 



Coastal Empire Beekeepers Association 6:30 pm, second Monday of month

Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd, Savannah, GA 31410

Contact: Greg Stewart, 912-704-3160



Coweta Beekeepers Association 7:00 pm, second Monday of each month

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: David Shipp

East Metro Beekeepers 6:30 PM, monthly, fourth 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

1400 Experiment Station Rd Watkinsville, GA 30677

or 965 Austin Rd, Winder, GA 30680

Contact: Lena Franklin


Forsyth Beekeepers Club

6:30 pm, fourth Thursday of each month

300 Aquatic Cir, Cumming, GA 30040

Contact: Butch Shelton,



Gwinnett Beekeepers

7:00pm, second Tuesday of each month

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



Heart of Georgia Beekeepers Association

7:00 pm, third Tuesday of each month

281 Hope Entrance Rd.
Fort Valley, GA 31030

Contact: Rick Moore
Cell: 478.244.0661 Club #: 478.238.8787


Henry County Beekeepers


7:00 pm, second

Tuesday of each month (except May & Dec.)

Nash Farm Battlefield, 100 Babbs Mill Road,

Hampton, GA 30228 Map

Contact: Arthur “Brutz” English



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 of each month

Lavonia First Baptist Church 95 Bowman Street Lavonia, GA

Contact: Shairon Kerlin, President



Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association

7:00 pm, second Wednesday

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

Holly Bayendor McConnell, President





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 Last Thursday of each month, 5:00pm-supper, 6:00pm-meeting

RJ's Grill, 434 S Main St, Statesboro, GA 30458

Contact: John Dyal, President




Oglethorpe County Bee Club 7:00 pm, third Monday of each month

Oglethorpe County Farm Bureau at 925 Athens Road, Crawford, GA

Contact: Joe Conti, Chairperson


Southeastern Beekeepers Association

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

Clinton County, GA.

Contact: Barry Hart, Board, 912-337-5464


Southwest Georgia Beekeepers Association

7:00 pm, third Monday


5 - 28th Avenue N.W.
Moultrie, GA 31768


Sowega Beekeepers Club 6:30 pm, second Thursday

105 Chehaw Park Rd, Albany, GA 31701

Contact: Gail Rakel, 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 of each month

Gillsville City Park 7864 County Line Rd, Gillsville, GA 30543

Contact: Bobby Chaisson,




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


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