01/16/2010 21:51

Beekeeping Course in Newnan

Beekeeping Course in Newnan

The Coweta Beekeepers Association is offering a beekeeping course February 27, 2010, at 8:00 AM, at the Asa M. Powell, Sr. Expo Center, 197 Temple Avenue, Newnan, Georgia. 

This course is an introduction to beekeeping and includes the knowledge required to become one. Topics include honeybee biology; the functions of the colony; equipment; assembling a beehive; lighting a smoker; best location for a beehive; honeybee installation; hive inspection; a year in the beehive; potential problems and how to remove honey. 

During the day of instruction students will meet members of the Coweta Beekeepers Association who are available as mentors to help guide new beekeepers.

Cost, which is $50.00 in advance and $55.00 at the door, includes instruction, snacks and lunch, a copy of First Lessons in Beekeeping and 2010 membership in the Coweta Beekeepers Association. 

Preregister by sending a check for $50.00 to Coweta Beekeepers Association, Donna Lopes Treasurer, PO Box 587, Williamson, GA 30292. Include name, address, telephone number and email address.

This year a family option is available. The fee is $50.00 in advance and $55.00 at the door for the first person. Additional family members may attend for $10.00 each. Each family will receive one copy of First Lessons in Beekeeping.

Early registration deadline is Feb. 22, 2010. Registration will be accepted on the day of the class but space is limited.

Coweta Beekeepers Association was established in 1999 and meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Asa M. Powell Sr. Exposition Center. Most of the members, who live in Coweta and surrounding counties, keep bees. 

More information at www.cowetabeekeepers.org or Steven Page at 770-683-2465




Steve Page

180 Barrington Grange Dr.
Sharpsburg, GA 30277