SPEAKER/EVENT LIST 2018

JANUARY
1/11 – Thur. 7:00 PM    ABA Monthly Meeting

Place - Pickens County Senior Center, 400 Stegall Dr. Jasper, GA 30143
Speaker – Bill Norris, ABA President, Certified Beekeeper 

Topic - General bee club business and round table discussion 


FEBRUARY
2/8 – Thur. 7:00 PM    ABA Monthly Meeting

Place - Pickens County Senior Center, 400 Stegall Dr. Jasper, GA 30143

Speaker - Sammy Hause, Jasper, GA - 

Topic - Preparation for Spring

Sammy is local commercial beekeeper that has been very successful at growing his bee population year after year and producing excellent honey in large volumes. 


2/24 - Sat. 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM  INTRODUCTION TO HONEY BEES AND BEEKEEPING

​A one-day beginning beekeeping workshop – see our Beekeeping Class button on the home page

Place - Pickens County Extension Building, 500 Stegall Dr. Jasper, GA 30143


MARCH
3/8 - Thur. 7:00 PM  ABA Monthly Meeting

Place - Pickens County Senior Center, 400 Stegall Dr. Jasper, GA 30143
Speaker - Greg Collins, The Hillbilly Bee Company, Blairsville, GA
Topic - Swam Management and pointers for new beekeepers


3/10 - Field Day/hands-on demo
Day/Time: Sat, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Place: Dancing Meadows Farm, 376 Tally Mountain Rd N, Jasper, GA; host – Bill & Cheryl Norris

Install a swarm supplied by John Tackett, hive inspection, frame manipulation, maybe do a split. The bees contributed by John will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.


APRIL
​4/12 - Thur. 7:00 PM  ABA Monthly Meeting
Place - Pickens County Senior Center, 400 Stegall Dr. Jasper, GA 30143
Speaker - Linda Tillman, GBA President, Master Beekeeper
Topic - Let your bees go Naked: How to use Foundationless Frames


MAY

5/10 - Thur. 7:00 PM  ABA Monthly Meeting
Place - Pickens County Senior Center, 400 Stegall Dr. Jasper, GA 30143
Speaker - No speaker
Topic - Round table discussion, club apiary, other club business


5/12 - Sat. 10:00 AM - ABA Field Day at the Apiary

Place: ABA Club Apiary at Talking Rock Nature Preserve, Carnes Mill Rd, Talking Rock, GA

Hands on hive inspection, talk about future of apiary, learn about queen rearing and anything else that comes up.


JUNE
6/14 - Thur. 7:00 PM  ABA Monthly Meeting
Place - Pickens County Senior Center, 400 Stegall Dr. Jasper, GA 30143
Speaker - Julia Mahood, Ga Master Beekeeper, President - Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Club
Topic - "The Secret Life of Drones"


6/16 -   Appalachian Beekeepers Association of Georgia/Cherokee Beekeepers Joint Summer Clinic/Picnic in Jasper

Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Pickens County Chamber of Commerce, 500 Stegall Drive, Jasper, GA 30143
The Appalachian Beekeepers Association of Georgia and Cherokee Beekeepers Club invite you and your friends to attend our annual summer picnic. BBQ meats and beverages will be provided. Non-members will pay $5 at the door for lunch or will have the option of paying $10 for membership with either club for the remainder of 2018; which includes lunch. Please sign up to bring your favorite dish below.

Hands on mite-related workshops from 10 am until noon
-including critical information for winter survival
-oxalic and formic acid application demos
-mite detection and control
-afternoon workshops to include honey extracting demonstration
-several walk-by and in-hive workshops

Register at SignUp Genius - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054fada622a0f94-summer


JULY
7/12 - Thur. 7:00 PM  ABA Monthly Meeting
Place - Pickens County Senior Center, 400 Stegall Dr. Jasper, GA 30143
Speaker - Steve Page
Topic - Sustainable Beekeeping


Workshop with Steve Page
When: Thursday, July 12, 4:00 PM
Location: ABA Club Apiary at Talking Rock Nature Preserve, Carnes Mill Rd., Talking Rock, GA
Steve will be demonstrating notching to encourage queen cell production and other sustainable beekeeping practices.


AUGUST
8/9 - Thur. 7:00 PM  ABA Monthly Meeting
Place - Pickens County Senior Center, 400 Stegall Dr. Jasper, GA 30143
Speaker - TBD
Topic - 


SEPTEMBER
9/13 - Thur. 7:00 PM  ABA Monthly Meeting
Place - Pickens County Senior Center, 400 Stegall Dr. Jasper, GA 30143
Speaker - Nicolas Weaver, Research Professional, UGA Honey Bee Lab/Dept. of Entomology 
Topic - Fall & Winter Colony Management 


OCTOBER
10/11 - Thur. 7:00 PM  ABA Monthly Meeting
Place - Pickens County Senior Center, 400 Stegall Dr. Jasper, GA 30143
Speaker - TBD
Topic - 


NOVEMBER
11/8 - Thur. 7:00 PM  ABA Monthly Meeting
Place - Pickens County Senior Center, 400 Stegall Dr. Jasper, GA 30143
Speaker - TBD
Topic - 


DECEMBER
12/13- Thur. 7:00 PM  ABA Monthly Meeting
Place - Pickens County Senior Center, 400 Stegall Dr. Jasper, GA 30143
Speaker - HOLIDAY DINNER MEETING
Topic - 



Come Join Us

If you are thinking about getting into beekeeping,  just getting stared or have been keeping bees for years we invite you to join us, at our monthly meeting or next event.


 We meet the second Thursday of every month , 7 pm at the Senior Center in Jasper, GA. 


Coffee and snacks are on us. 

Jasper Senior Center
400 Stegall Drive
Jasper, GA 30143

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