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Founded in 1994, as a not – for – 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: 555 Monroe Ave # 50, Clarkesville, GA 30523

Check back for announcements of guest speakers for 2017!

Dr. Keith Delaplane to Speak to our CLub November 9, 2017!

I am super excited to announce our speaker for the November 9th meeting.
Keith Delaplane, PhD, will speak to us about honeybee behavior …”Bees in Nature, What are they trying to teach us?”


Dr. Keith Delaplane is Professor of Entomology,
Walter B. Hill Fellow, and Director of the University
of Georgia Honey Bee Program. Throughout his 27 years at UGA, he has conducted numerous research projects, written countless articles, supervised a number of graduate students and been author and editor of several books.

See some of his work at these Links

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Keith_Delaplane

Keith Delaplane

Dr. Keith S. Delaplane of the University of Georgia on "Honey Bee Breeding: Fact or Fiction?" from Beekeeping

Slovenian Hive Tour at the Lobe’s apiary

From all of the club members,,
Thank you Kathy & Lou Lobe for a great experience!  

Wow! what a treat for the May 2017 meeting of the NE GA Mtn Beekeeping Club had a real treat as we got a first hand tour of authentic Slovenian Hives.

After we took our tour of the hive we engaged ourselves in “beekeeping chatter”

An up close veiw of the hive entrances… (click on this to zoom in!)

Experience the Slovenian hive your youself!

Spring might come early

If my memory serves me correectly I have heard that Maple buds ususally begin to appear in mid to late February,   Bob Ketch spotted this just north of Athens ..  Granted he is likely several hundred feet lower than us, so I ask, is this a sign of an early start?

( I am not sure what angle this was taken at but there are Maple buds!) 

Club Meeting Thursday 12th January

Hello Hive,

Happy New Year everyone! I hope your holiday season was extra special! Was there a bee related present under your tree?

Our January meeting is only one short week away. Our speaker this month is Mr. Jay Parsons. He is sharing his knowledge of section comb … the comb in the square basswood boxes. Another notch in your honey repertoire if you choose. I look forward to his presentation.

Other business we have to take care of is electing a new treasurer, getting volunteers for our bee school and also the new mentoring program. It’ll be a full meeting and I hope to see seats full!

-Katie Goodman, president
Northeast Georgia Mountain Beekeepers Association

Where: Habersham County Extension Office, 555 Monroe Ave #50, Clarkesville, GA 0523, USA

When: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday Jan. 12th Come join us.