Faith Sadley

Faith Sadley, a Georgia Master Gardener (GMG) and Director of the GMG program that trains and certifies Georgia Master Gardeners visits Oatland Island to evaluate our apiary as a site project to be used in the GMG certification program.       As you all know, in January of 2014 Oatland Island gave CEBA a permanent home and the use of a shed that has been transformed by the hard work of many members into our new Bee House.           It has or will shortly have, running water, electricity, a large working sink, a freezer and shelving that makes any home...

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Roller Pin

Many members have asked about the differences between using a ‘roller pin’, a ‘scratcher’, and of course a ‘hot knife’ Vs ‘cold knife’ methods. These photos were taken from a previous extraction at Oatland where Read Nichols used the ‘roller’ method to uncap the honey cells.  Honey was extracted and we then photographed the surface of the comb. Next, we returned the wet honey comb to the hive.  After 2 weeks, we then went back to see how well the bees have repaired the comb.  Let’s take a...

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Honey Extraction Success

CEBA conducted their honey extraction event on August 8th, with guest speaker Read Nichols. The CEBA Apiary provides resources to support several different avenues to raise funding for Oatland.  The clubs primary objective is to make sure we have several strong hives dedicated for honey surplus from our club colonies.  This honey is extracted & bottled for the purpose of selling it as Oatland labelled honey.  There are other hives like Annie’s educational colonies used for programs there at Oatland. On August 8th, club members met up with Read Nichols at 12  noon in order to...

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