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Founded in 1994, as a non-profit organization, we provide membership with a forum for sharing knowledge and mutual interest in beekeeping, as well as educate and promote the benefits of beekeeping to the general public.

The NEGMBA Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at the
Habersham County Extension Office 555 Monroe St. Clarkesville, GA 30523

Check back for updates for new meeting location and guest speakers in 2016

BeeKeeping Course now Planned for March 5 at Elachee Nature Center

A day and a half day beginning beekeeping short course is being offered by the North East Georgia Mountain Beekeepers Association.  Part one will be on Saturday, March 5th 2016 at the Elachee Nature Science Center, in Gainesville, Georgia.  This one day class room program will includes; basic beekeeping equipment, bee biology, assembling equipment, acquiring and installing bees, seasonal management, honey harvest, marketing, and more.

On April 2nd 2016, part two will be a half day in a local apiary near Clarkesville where class participants will have to opportunity to work in a commercial apiary.

This class covers the basics in apiculture by providing a comprehensive class room and hands on experience to get started in the craft of beekeeping.  It is designed for people who have no experience or only a few years of experience as a beekeeper.

Honeybees are essential to our nation’s agriculture system by their pollination service they provide to our fruit plants, trees, seed crops, and gardens.

Fee includes both class room and apiary visit for hands on experience, membership in the local beekeepers club, beginning beekeeping book, snacks and lunch.  A full size beehive will be assembled in class, and then given to one participant as a door prize.  A limited number of bees for purchase will be available for class participants.

Class is limited to 100. Because the class fills up quickly, be sure to register early.  Registration fee is $75 per person or $100 for family/couples attending the class.
For pre-registration contact Heather King @ 706-983-0974 or email: heaki8@att.net

Registration begins at 8:30am, program starts at 9:00am at the Elachee Nature Center 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville, Georgia and will last until 4:00pm.

NEGMBA Honey Show Results – 2015

EXTRACTED HONEY LIGHT

1st  Place – Jim Richie
2nd Place – Bobby Chaisson
3rd Place – Kelly Campbell

EXTRACTED HONEY MEDIUM

1st  Place – Kelly Campbell
2nd Place – Dez Jefferson
3rd Place – Bobby Chaisson

EXTRACTED HONEY DARK

1st  Place – Dez Jefferson
2nd Place – Michael Killingsworth
3rd Place – Heather King

BEESWAX BLOCK

1st  Place – Julie Civitts
2nd Place – Heather King
3rd Place – N/A

BEESWAX CANDLE

1st  Place – Not Given
2nd Place – Heather King
3rd Place – Julie Civitts

PHOTOGRAPHY

1st  Place – Julie Civitts
2nd Place – Michael Killingsworth
3rd Place – Bobby Chaisson

BLACK JAR – Kelly Campbell

BEST IN SHOW – Kelly Campbell

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