May 12 – Monthly Meeting: Kathleen Bourn – Going Long: Your Bees, Your Back and Your Bottom Line (exploring horizontal hives)

Keeping a few bees was supposed to be just another small project on Kathy Bourn’s farm in Hart County Georgia.  After getting her first two hives in 2014, beekeeping soon became an out-of-control hobby…and it lead to her becoming the 2021 Georgia Beekeepers Association (GBA) Beekeeper of the Year!  Kathy manages 10-20 colonies in an assortment of hive styles.  She builds her own Langstroths, Top Bars, Warres, Observation Hives and Long Langstroths.  She also enjoys designing and building an assortment of beekeeping gadgets.  Kathy is past-president and treasurer of the Lake Hartwell Beekeepers and the GBA newsletter co-editor.  She is also a member of the Metro Atlanta Beekeepers and the Natural Beekeepers Group.

We’ll get together at 6:00pm for dinner in the college dining hall ($7.50). Our meeting will begin at 6:30pm. Please sign-up here so we know you’ll be joining us.