FUNdamentals 2017

FUNdamentals of Beekeeping 2017 CEBA is finalizing the beginners course in beekeeping and will have the Registration open this week.  This is the 10th year that CEBA and Oatland Island have hosted this course with over 600+ urban students participating over 9 years. This post will be updated with a LINK to take you to our NEW Registration Site, which will allow you to register online, pay online, and be updated on the event as it approaches. Confirmed Date:  February 25th, 9 AM to 4:30 PM at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Stay tuned for updates later this week! New Registration Site:...

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Peter Brodhead

Peter Brodhead – Guest Speaker What better way to end the beekeeping year with an in-depth educational meeting on the health benefits from the bee hive! Our guest speaker is the owner / operator (along with his wife Janie) of Brighter Day Natural Foods.  Though many of us are customers of Brighter Day, most of us have never sat day to listen to Peter talk about healthy products directly related to our honey bees.  So Nov 14th is our normal CEBA meeting and Peter is going to speaking on this subject. Below is brief bio on Peter’s background.  We hope to see you at Oatland...

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Saturday Honey Extraction

Our Saturday workshop at Oatland is all about pulling some honey!             We will have Mr. Read Nichols with his Honey Extracting Trailer to help us get the honey bottled.  Mr. Nichols will also be teaching extracting and answering any questions you might have on extracting.         We will be asking some CEBA members to volunteer to help pull some frames of honey; others help to actually extract with Mr Nichols; and we will also be bottling the honey for Oatland to...

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Steve Page

Steven Page started beekeeping in 2007 with two hives and now manages Barrington Farms Apiary, LLC with 75 hives in Coweta County, Georgia.   He is the president of the Coweta Beekeepers Association and a Certified Beekeeper in the Georgia Master Beekeeper Program.  Steven developed Coweta Sustainable Beekeeping in 2014, a simple, sustainable beekeeping method for small beekeepers. Steven will be talking about:   Raising Queens, and Making Splits...

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Jamie Ellis

Dr. Jamie Ellis – Lecture Title: “Honey Bee Biology”   June 13 we will have Dr. Jamie Ellis from the University of Florida as our special guest speaker. Dr. Ellis is a nationally know beekeeper, the head of Entomology at UoF, and a regular contributor to American Bee Journal magazine. He will be speaking to our club for 2 hours with a 20 minute break in between so get to Oatland by 6:00. We will be having a special raffle (super charged with amazing stuff, including a complete hive) so that we can continue to bring in speakers like Dr. Ellis and Dr. Delaplane. If you...

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