Keith Delaplane

UGA Professor Dr Keith S Delaplane packed the conference room on February 13th at the OIWC. CEBA was honored to have Delaplane come visit Oatland Island Wildlife Center as a preliminary event to the FUNdamentals of Beekeeping that is scheduled for this February 27th.   Beekeepers and the public had been invited to attend a lecture entitled:  “The Superorganism for Beekeepers & Beyond“!       Just over 70 attendees got a perspective on this fascinating insect that was nothing short of enlightenment.  Kind of a ‘buzz lightyear’ awakening on not...

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Call for Plants

CEBA Club Members, we are looking for volunteers who can lend a helping hand this Friday!  Members will be showing up 09:30 AM to help apply mulch and fertilizer to the beds.  Bring a rake, a shovel, gloves and bottle water.  The Master Gardeners normally work just the morning hours, but they get a lot done every time they show up!  If you can help, just come on out to Oatland.  If you get there before 10 AM, press the blue button to call the Front Desk.  Let them know you are there to work in the bee yard. As our Apiary landscaping at Oatland Island begins to take shape we invite you...

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

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Master Gardeners Begin Work

Faith Sadley brought a team of experts to kickoff the opening start of the CEBA Pollination Garden Project! In previous posts,  you read about the Master plans being agreed upon between Barbara Phillips and Faith.  These plans were shared with Heather Merbs for review and October 30th was chosen as ground breaking day!   These are exciting times for the future of CEBA.  The Oatland Island Staff is also thrilled with the work they are seeing being accomplished at our apiary.  But there is still a lot to develop, plan, and build at Oatland.  We are always looking for more volunteers...

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LCB Social 2015

CEBA celebrated their Fall Social & Low Country Boil on  October 10th at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center! Our guest speaker was Bill Owens, Georgia Master Craftsman Beekeeper and owner of “Georgia Bee Removal” services in our state.   The weather certainly was not cooperating and I hope CEBA members used this as an excuse, BUT YOU MISSED A GREAT AFTERNOON!  The sun showed up and the bees went flying!   Our lunch social fed approximately 30 people and the Low Country Boil shrimp were fresh and delicious!  Mr. JM Sikes really out did himself with balancing the...

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