The annual Coweta Beekeepers Association Christmas Party was held December 12 and the highlight of the evening was the recognition of Steven Page of Sharpsburg as 2011 Beekeeper of the Year. He was given the award by Bobby Torbush, 2010 Beekeeper of the Year.
His accomplishments are numerous and reflect his love for beekeeping. Not only is he an active member of the Coweta Beekeepers Association, which he serves as chairman of the annual beekeeping school and community outreach, but he also belongs to the Georgia Beekeepers Association.
Totally committed to educating the public about bees, he was one of the instructors for the associations' annual Introduction to Beekeeping course in which he taught “Honey, from the Hive to Bottle.” He mentors novice beekeepers; volunteers at local public schools and other venues where he presents beekeeping programs. While involved in these altruistic activities, he manages forty-seven beehives.
He has participated in local and state honey competitions. Awards include best tasting honey in Coweta County.
More information about the Coweta Beekeepers Association, including monthly meetings and the annual beekeeping school can be found at www.cowetabeekeepers.org
Steve Page (left) Bobby Torbush (right)