FUNdamentals

CEBA Adds 20 seats to Basic 101 FUNdamentals event.

In co-operation with Oatland, we will accommodate an additional 20 students for Basic 101 beekeeping! 

 

Feb 27th is a day of educational and fun experiences in learning all about beekeeping!

 

 

Follow these steps below:  Gates Open at 8 AM

 

  1. Gate attendees will allow 20 additional students to register for the Basic 101 FUNdamentals.
  2. First come first only basis.
  3.  Additional instructions will be provided at the Gate if you do not get allowed to register.

 

Basis 101 FUNdamentals Student Status as follows:

2 Seats Still Open || 98 Confirmed Registrations

 

Advanced Classes  Student Status:

17 Confirmed Registrations || 13 Seats Still Open

 

FUNdamentals of Beekeeping 101 is designed for the novice, the person interested in urban beekeeping, the person who may never of taken a class taught by professional beekeepers from all over the south.

 

 

Registration Form for Beekeeping 101:  Basic Urban Beekeeping 101

Included in the $50 package is the following:

  • Six classes of professional instructor led topics on the FUNdamentals of Beekeeping
  • Book:  First Lessons in Beekeeping, full color paperback edition, updated by Dr Keith Delaplane, UGA Entomology
  • LUNCH! We will be providing a variety of Subway Subs “lunch boxes” ( a full 1 hour lunch is in the schedule)
  • Basic Course curriculum is designed to prepare you for Urban Beekeeping, which is very different than Commercial beekeeping.
  • Classes begin promptly at 9 AM; each class approximately 45 minutes long; each starting at the top of the hour (9, 10, 11, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm).  At 4 PM, ALL instructors will gather together at 4 PM for any final questions you might wish to ask.  This is actually the 7th class opportunity for you, but is really a bonus for you to take advantage of.
  • Live honeybees will be loaded into Observation Hives for you to get up close and personal.  The month of February normally has the apiary closed, but CEBA will be offering you additional “in the bee yard time” FREE, after the FUNdamentals event.  Find out more during the 8 AM to 8:45 AM Introductions.
  • $1.00 Raffles on items like hive tools, gloves, bee veils, etc will be taking place!
  • $5.00 Raffle on winning a starter colony of honeybees.  You win, then you bring CEBA your box and we will insert 5 Frames of honeybees + a marked queen.  This alone is a $150 value depending on where you purchase in the state of Georgia!  We will have (2) colonies available to win!

 

 

Advanced Beekeeping will be a separate pre-registration form and targeted for those who most likely have been beekeepers for 3-5 years, or more.

Registration Form: Advanced Beekeeping Topics

Included in the $50 package is the following:

  • Six classes with excellent instructors for less than $10 /class!
  • CEBA wishes to provide you the opportunity to have a smaller, more personal experience will well-qualified instructors in the beekeeping community.  We are scheduling smaller class rooms for this venue and will be posting their topics prior to the event.
  • LUNCH! We will be providing a variety of Subway Subs “lunch boxes” ( a full 1 hour lunch is in the schedule)
  • Classes begin promptly at 9 AM; each class approximately 45 minutes long; each starting at the top of the hour (9, 10, 11, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm).  At 4 PM, ALL instructors will gather together at 4 PM for any final questions you might wish to ask.  This is actually the 7th class opportunity for you, but is really a bonus for you to take advantage of.
  • $1.00 Raffles on items like hive tools, gloves, bee veils, etc will be taking place!
  • $5.00 Raffle on winning a starter colony of honeybees.  You win, then you bring CEBA your box and we will insert 5 Frames of honeybees + a marked queen.  This alone is a $150 value depending on where you purchase in the state of Georgia!  We will have (2) colonies available to win!

Our instructors returning in 2016 will be as follows:

 

Bill Owens, Georgia Master Craftsman – Young Harris Institute of Beekeeping and owner of Georgia Bee Removal, LLC.

David E. Arnal, Masters in Landscape Architecture/Ecology from Harvard University

Bobby Colson, Commercial Beekeeper and owner of B & G Honeyfarms near Statesboro, Ga.

 

New to our FUNdamentals event for 2016:

 

Jennifer Berry, M.S. / B.S. of Entomology, Apicultural Research Coordinator and Lab Manager for the University of Georgia Honeybee Program

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR 2016 –

The City of Savannah passed / adopted the Chatham County Animal Control Ordinance in October 2015, so beekeeping is now LEGAL inside the city limits.

 

Urban Beekeeping can provide you many opportunities for your family fun.  Learning to manage a few bee colonies in your backyard can lead to wonderful surprise of beautiful honey comb.  Laura Liu visited Terry Holland in Savannah to help inspect the Holland Apiary.  The prize was absolutely “sweet”!

Sumac Blooming

Holland Apiary

Laura & Terry with prized honey comb!

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Urban beekeeping can add opportunity even for the grandchildren.  While visiting Barbara Phillips backyard apiary, she had to show off the artwork that her grandchildren had painted on her bee hive!

 

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Phillips Apiary on Skidaway Island!

 

 

 

 

 

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Sometimes people just want to be different in building their bee hives!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Other times, it seems like Christmas boxes just come early!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please keep checking this website for updates.  As registration increases, CEBA will strive to increase opportunities for you!  We will be limiting the total students in order to provide the best classroom sizes for learning.