Steven Nofs

Steven Nofs, Master Beekeeper – Lecture title: “Pollen, Harvesting, & Benefits”   Unlike most beekeepers who learned the craft from a close friend or family member, I had no exposure to honeybees until my 20s. While finishing my engineering degree at Virginia Tech, I needed some electives and while searching the course catalog, I found “Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping.” That course got me hooked and I have thoroughly enjoyed keeping bees ever since. Along with my wife Jacqueline, we produce honey and many other hive products in the central Georgia area...

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April Swarming

Two long minutes of an explosive swarm in action!! While working in the bee yard on April 3rd, we heard a loud buzz of excitement and grabbed the camera!!! Click Here for video!   The massive exit of this bee colony during a Spring swarm was unbelievable to watch.  Moments later, Laura was able to find the swarm high up in the tallest tree in the apiary!   Take a look: Using a standard 50:1 camera setting, this is how far up the tree the bees hand gone.           Zooming 50% with the camera one begins to see how large this swarm had...

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OIWC Spring Event

Oatland Island Celebrated their Spring Event Kickoff  on April 2, 2016 As a partner in education, CEBA members have the opportunity to share their beekeeping enthusiasm during the special events held by Oatland.  The Sheep Shearing demonstrations and other activities on April 2, allows for CEBA members to educate the public about honeybees.     Jan Quattlebaum and Penny Mills started the morning off opening hives and selecting frames for show & tell.  As the public ventures down our center sidewalk to view the bee yard, we carefully ask them if they would like a closer...

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OABA Bee Club

Ogeechee Area Beekeepers sponsored their Beekeeping 101 classes on March 5th! A special thanks to the Trinity Baptist Church in Nevils, Ga for hosting the event.  Also, a big thanks to Bobby & Gail Colson, B & G Honey Farms for organizing the event with the OABA bee club.                           Registration counted 28 students for the beekeeping event that drew locals to spend the day learning about honey bees.                         Another big thank...

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FUNdamentals 2016

The 2016 FUNdamentals event at Oatland Island tops over 100+ students again this year!   CEBA registered 99 students for the Basic Beekeeping and 19 students for the Advanced Topics on Feb 27th.  This was supported by 4 Instructors and 19 volunteers to make this event a success.     A special thanks to the Oatland Island Wildlife Center and their attending staff for helping coordinate both the beekeepers and the hundreds of visitors that pass through the trails at Oatland Island.   CEBA really wishes to thank all of the students for their interest in beekeeping and their...

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